Frequently Asked Questions


October 20, 2020


Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 836-0100

About Recycling Today Media Group

The organizer of the MRF Operations Forum is the Recycling Today Media Group. The Recycling Today Media Group publishes Recycling Today, Construction & Demolition Recycling, Storage & Destruction Business, Recycling Today Global Edition and Waste Today magazines. Visit the website at The Recycling Today Media Group is a division of GIE Media, a Cleveland, Ohio-based business-to-business producer of magazines, conferences, websites and directories.

About RRT Design & Construction

For over 25 years, RRT Design & Construction has provided our clients with the most advanced technologies and widest array of customized project and processing approaches. Having designed and completed more multi-material recycling and materials recovery systems than any other firm in North America, we are the industry leader in building successful recycling and solid waste processing projects. As your business partner, and industry pioneer, we understand the changing marketplace and know what it takes to achieve optimum efficiency, productivity and profitability. RRT is your all-inclusive resource, providing integrated facilities; customized and designed specifically for your business.

Registration will open at 7:30 a.m. on October 20, 2020.

Registration for the 2020 event will open soon! There are four ways to register.

  1. Online:Click here to register
  2. By Phone: Call 800.456.0707 (or 216.393.0300) and ask to register for the MRF Operations Forum
  3. By Mail: Complete a registration form and mail with payment (checks made payable to GIE Media, Inc.) to 5811 Canal Road Valley View, OH 44125.
  4. By Fax: Complete a registration form and fax with credit card information to 216.525.0515.

Once your registration has been processed, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail.

GIE Media accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. Checks and money orders (made payable to GIE Media, Inc.) are also accepted. Please do not send cash with mail in registrations. Checks must be drawn in U.S. dollars and from a U.S. bank.

Yes. Onsite registrations are accepted on a space available basis.

All cancellations must be made in writing and either faxed or e-mailed to MRF Operations Forum. Voice mails will not be accepted. Cancellations received prior to October 7, 2020 will receive a full refund minus a 10% administrative processing fee. Please see your confirmation email for further information. The MRF Operations Forum reserves the right to cancel a program due to insufficient registration or instructor emergency. A full refund of registration fees only will be issued if this occurs.

A full refund minus a 10% administrative fee will be issued if the cancellation is received by October 7, 2020. No refunds will be issued after October 7, 2020 or for no shows. A full refund of registration fees only will be issued if the show is cancelled due to insufficient registrations or instructor emergency.

Attendees can notify the show at any time that another individual will attend the forum in their place.

A registration packet including name badge will be mailed out in September. International attendees should pick registration packets up on-site during the event hours.

Only registered attendees of the 2020 MRF Operations Forum will receive the group rate at the Marriott Downtown Chicago Magnificent Mile. Once registered you will receive a link to the group hotel reservation page within your confirmation receipt and information. Rooms at the group rate are available through September 28, 2020 or until the group block sells out, whichever occurs sooner.

By calling the hotel at 1-877-303-0104 and requesting to cancel your room reservation.

You can find a list of Chicago Attractions list by going to the hotel website or by clicking here.