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ISRI Committees, Councils & Task Forces

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Take the Lead and Join ISRI's Governance Structure. All Members are welcome. To join one or more of the committees complete this form.

Standing Committees

Communications
Provides strategic and tactical advice on key member and industry communications and public relations issues, along with editorial guidance to Scrap magazine.

Convention
Provides guidance and oversight for ISRI’s Annual Convention and Exposition, including identification of future locations, structure assessment, and pertinence of programs for the industry and current ISRI membership.

Education & Training
Oversees the development, production, and implementation of ISRI education and training programs for all levels of employees in the scrap recycling industry workforce and across multiple platforms.

Finance
Addresses all Association financial matters including approval of the ISRI annual budget, financial statements, investments, and member dues. The Committee shall, at least annually, review the dues and other revenues of the Association. (Section 1.5.4.2 of the ISRI Policy Manual). The Finance Committee shall address financial matters with appropriate transparency for the benefit of the ISRI membership.

Government Relations
Develops strategic guidance on key industry issues and public policy positions at the federal, state and local levels.

Membership
Provides guidance and oversight on ISRI’s membership structure; recruitment, engagement, and retention strategies; benefits; and, affinity programs, to ensure ISRI remains relevant, delivers value, is responsive to member needs, and generates revenue to support the work of the association.

MRF
Provides a forum where processors of residential recycling (whether single-stream, dual-stream, or drop off programs), and the consumers of the materials generated by those programs, can exchange pertinent information, discuss and respond to emerging issues, and stay abreast of domestic and global economic developments and markets. Although jointly chaired by ISRI leaders from the plastics and paper divisions, recyclers and consumers from other commodities (glass, ferrous, non-ferrous, etc.) with a stake in residential recycling are encouraged to participate.

OSHA Alliance Steering


Safe Operations

Addresses issues affecting members’ day-to-day operations, including but not limited to quality, safety, technology, transportation, insurance, and environmental compliance. The Safe Operations Committee should be at the forefront of changing the safety culture within the recycling industry.

Shredders
Establishes policies and procedures affecting all aspects of shredder operations.

Trade
Addresses issues relating to the international trade of scrap materials, including the development of advocacy positions and addressing compliance issues related to international trade.

Subcommittees

Community Relations Subcommittee (Government Relations)

Design for Recycling Subcommittee (Government Relations)
Oversee ISRI’s efforts to expand awareness and implementation of Design for Recycling® principles.

Fleet Management Subcommittee (Safe Operations)
Champion a commitment to fleet safety by advancing management strategies that safeguard business assets and affirm the value of human life.

Investment Subcommittee (Finance)
Responsible for overseeing ISRI’s investments consistent with ISRI’s Investment Policy within ISRI’s Policy Manual. 

Materials Theft Subcommittee (Government Relations)
Oversee ISRI’s work on the issue of materials theft, with particular emphasis on implementing the 2013 Recommendations of the ISRI Materials Theft Working Group.

SREA Subcommittee (Government Relations)
Provides and manages a system to assist members in compliance with SREA guidelines to prevent potential Superfund liability in the future.  The system provides members “Reasonable Care” due diligence reports for locations and companies receiving scrap recycling materials from ISRI members at significantly reduced costs. The system is designed to enhance the value of ISRI membership to member companies.

State Subcommittee (Government Relations)
Provides a forum for the discussion of state legislative issues, sharing of strategies, and development of tools and state advocacy resources designed to enhance the value to ISRI membership on a state and local level, along with providing a voice on state policy matters as appropriate before the ISRI Board.

Workforce Development Subcommittee (Education and Training)
Assesses the recycling industry’s workforce needs now and in the future and to develop tools to address these needs. 

Youth Outreach Subcommittee (Communications)
Provides guidance for ISRI’s partnership with JASON Learning, including: K-12 recycling curriculum development, review, and distribution; annual video and poster contest implementation; school pilot implementation; and other related efforts.

Councils

Consumers Council

Council of Legal Counsel
Provides support for in-house counsel within ISRI member companies.

Equipment and Service Providers Council
Improves the overall membership experience of Equipment and Service Providers within ISRI, and for those who participate in the convention, ensure a successful experience.

ISRI PAC Leadership Council
To broaden the understanding and increase participation in the political activities of ISRI and provide strategic planning and execution. 

Women in Recycling Council
To build community amongst the women in recycling as well as increase knowledge, skills and visibility into management and leadership roles.

Young Executives Council
To create a forum in which young professionals connect and engage via ISRI activities that foster personal and professional growth in the recycling industry. 

Task Forces/Special Committee/Working Groups

Airbag Working Group
To guide development of information and regulatory guidance related to airbag handling for the benefit of ISRI members.

Fire Task Force

ISRI PAC Leadership Council
To broaden the understanding and increase participation in the political activities of ISRI and provide strategic planning and execution.  

Division Committees

Electronics
To oversee the work of the association in the area of reuse and recycling of electronics.

Ferrous Division
To provide a forum where ferrous processors and consumers may exchange pertinent information, discuss and respond to emerging issues, and stay abreast of domestic and global economic developments and markets.

  • Specifications
  • Transportation Task Force
  • Auto Recycling Committee
  • Ferrous Transportation Committee

Nonferrous Division
To provide a forum where nonferrous processors and consumers may exchange pertinent information, discuss and respond to emerging issues, and stay abreast of domestic and global economic developments and markets.

  • Specifications

Paper Division
To provide a forum where recyclers of recovered fiber and consumers may exchange pertinent information, discuss and respond to emerging issues, and stay abreast of domestic and global economic developments and markets.

  • Specifications

Plastics Division
To provide a forum where plastics processors and consumers may exchange pertinent information, discuss and respond to emerging issues, and stay abreast of domestic and global economic developments and markets.

  • Membership
  • Specifications

Tires & Rubber Division
To provide a forum where tire and rubber processors and consumers may exchange pertinent information, discuss and respond to emerging issues, and stay abreast of domestic and global economic developments and markets.

  • Specifications
  • RRC Working Group

Have Questions?

Maryann Greene 
Executive Assistant 
MGreene@isri.org 
(202) 662-8503