Shredder Operations Forum - 2022
This day-and-a-half event is designed for those who are involved in the safe and efficient day-to-day operations of shredders and for those who want a better understanding of the issues and challenges facing shredder operations.

Attendees will learn from experts about a variety of important existing and emerging issues in shredder operations and have an opportunity to network and build relationships with peer attendees.

Optional complimentary add-on activities
Participation based on capacities and first-come registration

  • Metro Group, Inc. Tour (limited to 100 participants)
  • Hazard Recognition: Fire Safety & Prevention in Recycling (limited to 50 participants)

There is no additional fee for participation in the optional yard tour though pre-registration is required and limited to the first 100 registrants. There is no additional fee for participation in the optional Hazard Recognition: Fire Safety & Prevention in Recycling program though pre-registration is required and limited to the first 50 registrants.

Early Bird Ends: September 20, 2022


Early Bird FEES: $319 | $639 (Member|Non)

Regular FEES (9/21 until 10/11): $369 | $689 (Member|Non)

Onsite FEES (10/12 until 10/14): $419 | $739 (Member|Non)

Registration fee is per person and includes participant materials, lunch, continental breakfast, and refreshment breaks.


For questions or to secure a sponsorship please contact: Janesha Russell, Director of Business Development,, (502) 409-2615


All times are noted as Eastern Daylight Savings Time

Day 1

Sunday, November 13
  • 4:00 – 6:00 pm Exhibitor Set Up and Registration/Badge Pick Up

Day 2

Monday, November 14
  • 8:00 – 8:30 am Registration/Badge Pick Up and Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
  • 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Session 1: Anatomy of a Shredder Learn from experts about a variety of important existing and emerging issues in shredder operations and have an opportunity to network and build relationships with peer attendees.
  • 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Session 2: Awareness of Current Challenges Tamara Deiro
    Director of Safety, SA Recycling LLC
    Eric Logsdon
    Corporate Environmental Manager of Compliance Assurance, Nucor Corporation/The David Joseph Company
    Gain awareness and understanding of current issues and challenges for shredder operations, including air quality, fire prevention, staffing, and terminology.
  • 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Session 3: Environmental Justice and Community Learn about Environmental Justice, the associated challenges for shredder operations, and on-site and off-site approaches for positively engaging local communities.
  • 11:45 am – 12:45 pm Networking Lunch with Exhibitors
  • 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Session 4: Emerging Control Technologies Review existing and emerging emissions-related challenges for shredder operations and control methods and technologies for addressing emissions of particulate matter and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
  • 2:00 – 5:00 pm Optional Tour hosted by Metro Group, Inc. (requires pre-registration and limited to 100 participants)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm Networking Reception with Exhibitors

Day 3

Tuesday, November 15
  • 8:00 – 9:15 am Networking Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
  • 9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Session 5: Hammermill Operation and Maintenance Roundtables Philip Walls
    Director of Shredder Operations, Harris
    In this facilitated session, you will work together in small groups to learn about and discuss hammermill operation and maintenance, including hammermill feeding techniques, hammer patterns, and hammer rotation and replacement. This session will provide an opportunity to share best practices, experiences, and network.
  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Session 6: Energy Consumption and Costs Scott Newell, Jr.
    Chief Executive Officer/Chairman, Newell Recycling Equipment
    Learn about the operational factors that affect energy consumption of the hammermill, ways to increase the energy efficiency of production, and the effect of energy pricing on cost.
  • 11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Networking Break with exhibitors
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Session 7: Downstream Sorting Learn about methods and technologies for downstream sorting of ferrous and nonferrous metals and approaches for increasing the productivity of sorting operations.
  • 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm Shredders Operation Forum Closing
Hazard Recognition: Fire Safety & Prevention in Recycling
Tuesday, November 15
1:30 – 5:30 pm

This material was produced under grant number SH-37130-SH1 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City

Conference Venue and Hotel Information

A limited number of sleeping rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at the discounted rate of $219 per night single/double + tax and fees. Sleeping room reservations may be made directly with the hotel by calling 877-803-7534 or online. Please reference ISRI Shredders Operation Forum when making your reservation to qualify for the discounted rate.

Hotel reservations must be made on or before the “cutoff date” of October 13, 2022.

The hotel is located 13 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport and can be reached via taxi or rideshare.

Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City

170 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Phone: 801-596-1234

Travel Information

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries

Please click here to book your flights.

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NY23C
*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be submitted in writing on or before Thursday, October 27, 2022. Individuals who cancel in writing on or before October 27 will receive a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. ISRI will provide a refund equal to 50% of the registration fee for registration cancellations made in writing after October 27.

Written cancellations may be emailed to or sent by postal mail to ISRI, 1250 H St. NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005.


Registration: Michael Romero, or
Programming: David Wagger, or Paula Pagano,
Media: Vicki Morgan,
Sponsorship and Exhibits: Jason Glei, or Janesha Russell,

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