Conference & Special Events: April 23-26, 2018
Exhibits: April 24-26, 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Halls
Las Vegas, NV, USA


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Special Events

 Monday, April 23, 2018

50th Anniversary Welcome Reception

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Marquee Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan

Celebrate how far the industry has come over the last five decades. We’re pulling out all the stops for our 50th Anniversary Party, sponsored by New Way, at Marquee Las Vegas in the Cosmopolitan hotel. Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is Las Vegas’ most sought after nightlife and day party destination. 


NWRA Women's Council's Carts on Display

The NWRA Women’s Council is pleased to present Carts on Display, a sponsored art competition that will take place at the WasteExpo from April 23 – 26, 2018. Entrants in the competition may supply their own 32/35 gallon or 64/ 65 gallon or a 35 gallon cart will be provided to them by SSI Schaefer Systems. Entrant must decorate with artwork that promotes environmentalism and/or represents the 50 year Anniversary of WasteExpo theme “Rockin it Since 1968.” Entry Form and payment – due March 15, 2018 Entry information can be found at Wasterecycling.org


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

National Waste & Recycling Association's Awards Breakfast

7:30am – 9:30am

Room N110

See the industry's brightest stars honored at the National Waste & Recycling Association's Awards Breakfast.

Buy Tickets Here.

 

CEO Spotlight with Jim Fish

10:15am - 11:00am

Room N219-N224

Sitting Down with Jim Fish, CEO of Waste Management—he’ll share his perspective on where we stand as an industry, what significant challenges we face, and where the industry might be headed.


Mack Trucks' Ride & Drive

10:30am – 3:00pm

Location: Silver Lots 1 A/ 1B outside across from the Convention Center

Test drive one of Mack's refuse trucks and see how its design was inspired by their customer’s desire for the best truck for their operations, with superior maneuverability, visibility and ergonomics. A current CDL is required to drive the vehicle. Stop by to register and take a test drive!

 

Environmental Research and Education Foundation's (EREF) Annual Charitable Auction

EREF Silent Auction: Tuesday, April 24, 10:00 am until Wednesday, April 25, 3:30 pm

Booth #4326


International Reception

Attendees from outside the U.S. are invited to the International Receptions held Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Enjoy meeting and greeting peers from around the world!

Tuesday, April 24

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Wednesday, April 25

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

International Business Center


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Mack Trucks' Ride & Drive

10:30am – 3:00pm

Location: Silver Lots 1 A/ 1B outside across from the Convention Center

Test drive one of Mack's refuse trucks and see how its design was inspired by their customer’s desire for the best truck for their operations, with superior maneuverability, visibility and ergonomics. A current CDL is required to drive the vehicle. Stop by to register and take a test drive!

 

Environmental Research and Education Foundation's (EREF) Annual Charitable Auction

EREF Reception and Live Auction: 3:30 pm

Booth# 4326


International Reception

Attendees from outside the U.S. are invited to the International Receptions held Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Enjoy meeting and greeting peers from around the world!

Wednesday, April 25

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

International Business Center


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Food Recovery Forum: Zero Waste Certified Training Course

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Room N117

$125 Registration Fee

Introduction to Zero Waste Certified Training Instructor: Ruth Abbe, President, Zero Waste USA Attendees will learn:

  • Why Zero Waste is the fastest, most cost effective way communities can reduce climate change impacts, promote local sustainability and create green jobs?
  • How more than 250 U.S. municipalities are systematically pursuing high diversion and Zero Waste?
  • What Zero Waste businesses – now in the thousands, are doing to help lead the way?
  • How your community could move toward Zero Waste?
  • Where to find the resources needed to further your own knowledge and practice of Zero Waste?
  • This class is taught in a lively, interactive manner by a nationally renowned expert. The content is designed to be easy to retain and the extensive resources are easy to access. It is valuable municipal staff, haulers, decision makers, advocates and all interested in Zero Waste. Certificates of Completion are awarded to students that pass the open book exam and turn in the evaluation.


WasteExpo's Spotlight Sessions

FREE & Open to ALL Attendees

Explore the top industry trends in these FREE Spotlight Sessions. You'll see the latest trends, technologies, food waste insights, and get an inside look at multi-generational companies.

  

Industry Trends: What Should You Be Watching?

Flexible packaging, recycling bans, smart waste, commodity pricing…it’s a lot to keep up with! What trends deserve your attention? Find out what key topics, challenges, and opportunities will potentially impact your business in 2018 and beyond.

Move from Data Collection to Real-Time Success 

Technology is more and more prevalent in the waste and recycling industry. Software, hardware, smart sensors and various devices - all collecting and generating data. Growing volumes of data. You may realize the potential significance of this data, but what does it really mean to your business? How do you move from data collection to actions based on data? Are you able to leverage all of it to get the right information to make real-time decisions to improve the efficiency of your operation?

A Family Affair: Transitioning from Next Generation

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of WasteExpo, this session brings together different generations of family-owned waste companies to delve into the unique experience of transitioning a business from one generation to the next. Find out what challenges and opportunities are bound to arise, what steps to take for familial succession planning, and how family-owned businesses are adapting to the evolving waste industry.

Reducing Food Waste and Increasing Organics Diversion and Recovery in Municipal, County & State Programs

There has been much talk lately about the food waste problem, but not enough about solutions. The focus of this session will be on existing programs and solutions implemented by municipalities and states that can serve as models for other public and private programs as well. See topics including program development and evolution, lessons learned, and solutions that may be applicable to other programs throughout the U.S.


Register Here