Thursday Workshops

Add a workshop to your registration! Returning for 2020, we will offer four half-day workshops on Thursday that each focus on a different industry topic. Workshops include: Zero Waste Certified Training, Food Waste & Organics Diversion Program Development, Safety, and Recycling.


Zero Waste Certified Training Course

8:30am - 12:30pm
$125 Registration Fee

Speaker: Richard Anthony, Richard Anthony Associates, VP of Zero Waste USA and Chair of the Zero Waste International Alliance

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.

 

 


Food Waste & Organics Diversion Program Development Workshop


Food Waste and Organics Diversion for All Waste Generators: Commercial, Residential, and Institutional
8:30am - 12:30pm
$125 Registration Fee
Speaker: Gary Bilbro, EcoSafe® Zero Waste

This workshop will guide the attendee through a complete understanding of organics diversion from landfill.

Attendees will discuss:

  • The types of waste that can be diverted
  • The processes for separation
  •  Collection of materials
  • What happens to the material when it reaches its destination
  • How to start an organics diversion program
  • Utilizing tools and programs for successful diversion

All these topics and many more will be covered in this all-inclusive workshop on the A-Z’s of Organics Diversion.

 

 


NWRA Safety Symposium


NWRA Safety Symposium: Focusing on Technology
8:30am - 12:30pm
Registration Fee:
$175 NWRA Member Attendee
$200 NWRA Non-member or APWA/SWANA Member Attendee

Speakers: TBD

It’s no secret that the waste industry remains in the top 10 most fatal jobs in the country – which is why safety is one of the key concerns for waste & recycling companies – big, small, public or private. So, what is the primary tool companies use to combat these complex safety issues? Technology.

Technological advancements have improved safety and efficiency in the waste industry for years, and it’s not slowing any time soon.

But with technology comes new concerns, such as:

  • Advanced training requirements
  • Data analysis
  • Distracted driving
  • Complex technological devices
  • Increased costs
  • Cybersecurity

During this workshop, you’ll hear from experts on all things safety technology. Find out the latest developments on self-driving vehicles, what truck manufacturers have in store over the next few years, participate in an interactive crash reconstruction discussion and much more.


EREF Recycling Workshop


Crunching the Numbers: Understanding the Data and Realities in Materials Recovery
8:30am - 12:30pm
$125 Registration Fee
Speakers:
 Bryan Staley, President & CEO, Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF)

Should we “recycle everything, all the time” or “when in doubt, throw it out”? These are popular and frequently asked questions in our society.

Here are just some of the questions we'll explore teogether in this workshop:

  • How much material is actually recycled every year—and how do we measure it?
  • What is reality when it comes to recycling?
  • What are the measureable benefits of recycling?And how do we know?
  • Are there situations when recycling may be bad?


Join us as we take a provocative and interactive look at recycling in an attempt to address some of these questions. Using current science and data, various topics will be explored to discuss what we know about recycling, what we can do to measure better and what insights are hiding in the data.

The time will be engaging as the audience will be asked to participate in a number of visual and interactive demonstrations to reinforce the information presented. 

 

 


Exhibit Hall Hours

May 5 & 6, 2020 10:00AM - 5:00PM
May 7, 2020 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Co-located Conferences