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Who Is EREF?

Find out where we came from, how we accomplish our mission and how that mission benefits the solid waste industry

EREF Quantification of Landfill Emissions Summit

October 24 & 25, 2023

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LCA Report

EREF's Data & Policy Program Releases Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Curbside Material Recovery Report

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Fall Classic

2023 Fall Classic & Networking Event
September 27 and 28
PGA National Resort

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Our Mission

To advance scientific research and create educational pathways that enable innovation in sustainable waste management practices.


Sep 27

2023 EREF Fall Classic & Networking Event

September 27 - September 28
PGA National Resort
400 Avenue of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens Florida
Oct 24

2023 EREF Summit

October 24 - October 25
Hilton Garden Inn – Chicago O’Hare Airport
2930 S River Rd
Des Plaines IL

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If you believe as we do, in the value of empirical science which can develop and evaluate new approaches to manage solid waste, we encourage you to join us in our mission.  

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“EREF’s online educational opportunities allow our industry members to further their knowledge in a convenient, cost-effective yet still very interactive way.”

Joe Benco, VP Engineering Technical Support, Republic Services January 27, 2016

“Historically, money spent on scientific research has been limited. But today, qualified answers are beginning to arrive thanks to EREF.”

Ron McCracken, President, RJM Associates May 1, 2015