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

Special Events

Monday, April 23, 2018

50th Anniversary Welcome Reception

6:30 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 at Marquee Las Vegas in the Cosmopolitan hotel. Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is Las Vegas’ most sought after nightlife and day party destination. 

Be the Party Host Sponsor - a golden opportunity for one lucky host. Is it you?

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.


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

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

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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

EREF Reception and Live Auction: 3:30 pm

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-generaltional companies.


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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?

It's a Family Affair

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 & 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.

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