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.
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!
One-On-One Chat with Jon Vander Ark, President & CEO, Republic Services
Tuesday, May 10 | 1:00pm - 1:45pm | Spotlight Room 310
Join us as Vander Ark discusses his rise to CEO, his strategy for sustainably handling customers’ environmental services needs, where we currently stand as an industry and what may be in store for the industry in the future.
Future Steps Toward Refuse Fleet Electrification—What Comes Next
Tuesday, May 10 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm | Spotlight Room 310
Boots on the Ground: A Conversation with the Women in the Waste and Recycling Industry
Wednesday, May 11 | 10:30am - 12:00pm | Spotlight Room 310
The waste industry is an excellent industry to have a meaningful career in, especially for women. The National Waste & Recycling Association Women’s Council has proudly seated a panel of female employees who will share their experiences within the waste and recycling industry. Join us as the panelists discuss the ever-changing industry, the challenges they face and the new innovations and technologies they are using on the job.
Understanding Environmental Justice’s Role in the Waste and Recycling Industry
Wednesday, May 11 | 1:30pm - 3:00pm | Spotlight Room 310
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines environmental justice as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.” That definition is the backbone of the
environmental justice movement within the waste and recycling industry, which has been ongoing since the 1980s. Learn about the current environmental justice efforts and goals, the challenges that come along with meeting those goals and
which states have proposed and engaged regulations and policies related to environmental justice.