Provides strategic and tactical advice on key member and industry communications and public relations issues, along with editorial guidance to Scrap magazine.
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.
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 18.104.22.168 of the ISRI Policy Manual). The Finance Committee shall address financial matters with appropriate transparency for the benefit of the ISRI membership.
Develops strategic guidance on key industry issues and public policy positions at the federal, state and local levels.
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.
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.
Challenges and Opportunities
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.
Establishes policies and procedures affecting all aspects of shredder operations.
Addresses issues relating to the international trade of scrap materials, including the development of advocacy positions and addressing compliance issues related to international trade.
State Lobbying Network
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.
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.
Council of Chapter Presidents (closed)
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.
To oversee the work of the association in the area of reuse and recycling of electronics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.