Conference Program Overview

WasteExpo’s conference program is your professional development opportunity of the year! The education and training that you’ll receive is guaranteed to sharpen your skills to help you do your job better. WasteExpo’s conference program is unparalleled.

2023 Conference Tracks include:


  • Operations, Fleet & Safety
  • Recycling & Landfill
  • Business Insights & Policy
  • Technology & Innovation
  • and more!

With Nothing Wasted! we're creating an open forum for new ideas. So, get ready to hear inspired talks from a wide array of thought leaders and visionaries! In each session, you'll hear from three to four thought leaders, visionaries, seekers and seers—who'll share impactful, inspirational, influential, or even provocative ideas. You'll walk away with powerful ideas and perspectives that will make you a more thoughtful and creative problem-solver on the job. Don't miss this chance to think about the waste industry in brand new ways!

The WasteExpo Spotlight Sessions are some of the most attended sessions at WasteExpo – why, you may ask? Because of the insight-packed sessions that allow attendees to explore top industry trends for FREE!

CEO Spotlight 

CEO Spotlight Session: A Conversation with WM’s Jim Fish 


Jim Fish, President & Chief Executive Officer, WM  & Darrell Smith, President and CEO, National Waste & Recycling Association

Drawing on more than 20 years of experience within the waste and recycling industry, WM President and CEO Jim Fish will sit down with National Waste & Recycling Association President and CEO Darrell Smith to share how he has used his leadership skills and industry knowledge to continue to grow and innovate WM, the largest waste management, comprehensive waste and environmental services company operating in North America. From mergers and acquisitions, to safety, to labor, to technology, to navigating the ever changing demands and needs of the industry, Fish will discuss how the company addresses the challenges and opportunities that come its way and what WM is focusing on both now and in the future.

Co-located Conferences

Co-located Conferences

Waste360 Sustainability Talks

Enjoy Frank Talk & Real Action

The tsunami of plastics is here, what now? Amazon has forever changed the waste stream, how do we evolve with it? Textiles and food waste are filling up landfills and causing climate change at a staggering rate. Beyond recycling…how can we all do our part and lead this charge? Landfills alone won’t do the trick. Who’s ready to innovate toward a sustainable future? Let’s tell the story…and talk solutions.

Waste360 Investor Summit

Gain the insights YOU need to succeed

These days, whether you’re financing your business, or thinking about investing in the waste and recycling industry’s latest technology, it’s critical to have all the facts before you make a decision. Over the past eight years, savvy investors and business owners have made the Investor Summit a must-attend event!

Waste360 Business Leadership Form

Ready to grow your business?

The Waste360 Business Leadership Forum, hosted by Comerica, is designed for environmental services companies looking for business and financial strategies that go beyond day-to-day operations. 

Find Solutions to Healthcare Waste Challenges

The Healthcare Waste Conference focuses on the regulatory, legislative and technical issues that affect the healthcare waste industry. It’s the only annual conference in the U.S. strictly devoted to healthcare waste.

Waste360 Healthcare Waste Conference

Take a bite out of food waste and recovery

Attend the WasteExpo Food Recovery Forum where you can learn ways to solve the social and environmental issues of wasted food as well as means to profit from the recovery and reuse of food waste.

Rising stars and young professionals

Each year the award winners are invited to WasteExpo for the award reception. Tickets to the reception can now be purchased through WasteExpo registration. Tables (up to 8) and individual seats are also available. There are also several opportunities to become a supporting sponsor.

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