"Moving Toward Zero Waste" VRA's 25th Annual Conference

  • May 14, 2017
  • May 17, 2017
  • Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 3001 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA


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In addition the many sessions and Zero Waste trainings on the conference agenda, several social and networking events are offered at the conference.  A conference can't be all work and no fun!  Please RSVP for these events when you register.  

Monday, May 15

Tours—Monday 9:30am—3:00 pm

This year we’re offering tours to two different recycling  operations in the Tidewater area.  The plan is for vans to take us to the two sites with a stop in between to enjoy a barbeque lunch.   Meet at the conference registration desk to join in the tours and bring money to cover your own lunch. Please indicate how many people will be attending the tours.  Note:  Tours are limited to the first 24 people to register.  You will be notified if you are waitlisted for the tours.

* S.B. Cox, Inc.—Yorktown

S.B. Cox, Inc. was established in 1963 as a demolition contractor and construction service provider. Their services have grown to include roll-off container service, portable toilet service, crane rental, construction debris recycling, and ready-mix concrete.  On this tour, we’ll see their single stream construction and demolition operation and learn about their C&D recycling program.

* Recovery Operations Center - Newport News

The Recovery Operations Center offers disposal options for a variety of materials, such as appliances, e-waste, vegetative waste, recyclables and HHW.  You’ll get a bird’s eye view of the center’s composting operations, as well as a look at the operating face of their landfill. 

Disc Golf Tournament & Afternoon in the Park - 1:00—5:00 p.m.

Bring your family for an afternoon active fun in the sun at Shelter 3 at Bayville Farms Park, 4132 First Ct Road in Virginia Beach.  Activities include kickball, tennis, basketball, shuffleboard, horseshoes and a playground.  Bring your ID to borrow equipment from the park and drinks and snacks to share.  RSVP to participate in the disc golf tournament.   Form your own team of four or register as an individual and we’ll put you on a team. 

Dinner at Waterman's Surfside Grille—5:30 p.m.
Meet at Waterman's Surfside Grille to enjoy local seafood and catch up with old friends (and make new ones).  This renown local restaurant is located at 5th Street and Atlantic Avenue.  Please indicate how many will be attending dinner so we can have enough seats.

 Tuesday, May 16   

Tuesday Night Reception & Corn Hole Tournament—7:00 –9:00 p.m.

A good time will be had by all during this social event.  Join us in the conference area lobby for hor d’oeuvres, drinks at the cash bar, and raffle prizes.  Then head to the beach for a friendly corn hole tournament.  Don’t forget to bring money for the drinks and items representative of your home area to contribute to the raffle!


A block of rooms with special rates has been reserved for May 14 - 17th at the award-winning Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel:

*  $129 city view

 * $149 ocean view 

*  $169 oceanfront

These special room rates are available until April 24th or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first.  Please contact the Hilton directly at 855-275-4790 or www.hilton.com (code VRA) to make reservations.  

Don't delay in making your room reservations; you don't want to miss out on staying at this gorgeous hotel!

Parking:  Self-parking in the garage is complimentary for conference attendees who are staying at the Hilton.  Valet parking is available to overnight guests for $16 per car.








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