Special Events

WasteExpo Welcome Reception

Monday, May 6, 2019
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Jewel Night Club Las Vegas at ARIA Resort & Casino

Attend the best party in town and the industry's biggest reunion! The WasteExpo Welcome Reception hosted by New Way will be at Jewel Nightclub in the Aria Resort & Casino.

Sponsored by:

NWRA Awards Breakfast 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
7:30am - 9:30am
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

Join NWRA for our premier WasteExpo event, the NWRA Awards Breakfast. We are proud to honor the leaders and unsung heroes of the waste and recycling industry. The awards presented include Driver of the Year, Operator of the Year, Hall of Fame, Distinguished Service, Member of the Year, and the Chapter Leadership Award.

EREF Charitable Auction & Silent Auction

The Environmental Research & Education Foundation and its charitable auction will be celebrating 25 years at WasteExpo 2019! The auction supports EREF's funding of scholarships and grants for solid waste research, as well as EREF's educational initiatives. Since 1994, the auction has raised more than $18 million.

Silent Auction
Tuesday, May 7, 10:00AM until Wednesday, May 8, 3:30PM

EREF Reception
Wednesday, May 8, 3:00PM

Live Auction
Wednesday, May 8, 3:30PM

Mack Trucks' Ride & Drive

Tuesday, May 7 - Wednesday, May 8, 2019
10:30AM - 3:00PM 
Silver Lot 3, outside across from the South Hall of the convention center.

Test drive one of our refuse trucks and see how its design was inspired by our 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 the Mack booth to register and take a test drive!


Explore the top industry trends in WasteExpo's FREE Spotlight Sessions.

Tuesday, May 7


CEO Fireside Chat
Join this session for a one-on-one “fireside chat” with Richard Burke, CEO of Advanced Disposal and hear his perspective  on where we stand as an industry now, what significant challenges we face, and where the industry might be headed in the future.

Richard Burke
CEO, Advanced Disposal

Tuesday, May 7

CFO Insights: A Look at the Waste & Recycling Industry

NWRA Women's Council leverages unique access to bring together the most influential chief financial officers in waste & recycling. Leveraging their collective knowledge, this panel will share perspectives on what financial challenges and opportunities may arise over the coming years. This can't-miss session provides a rare opportunity for attendees to participate in an engaging discussion with the industry's top finance leaders.

Speakers include:

Dianna Cervantes
CFO, WCA Waste Corporation

Ned Coletta
Senior Vice President, CFO & Treasurer, Casella Waste Systems, Inc.

Devina Rankin
Senior Vice President & CFO, Waste Management

Mary Anne Whitney
Senior Vice President & CFO, Waste Connections

Chuck Serianni
Executive Vice President & CFO, Republic Services

Tuesday, May 7


Navigating Technology in Waste & Recycling
presented by AMCS

In today’s climate, agility is critical for companies to stay competitive - you must be able to use technology to make real-time decisions and operate your business efficiently. Software, hardware, smart sensors, mobile devices - how do you navigate the technology that is best for your operation? Join this session to learn the steps you can take to not only implement the right technology, but also how to utilize it to make your operations more efficient. 


Tuesday, May 7

Reducing Food Waste and Increasing Organics Recovery in Municipal, Regional, andCommercial Programs

Moderator: Evan Edgar, Edgar & Associates, Inc.

  • Finding Pathways to Food Waste Diversion: How to Scale Programs No Matter the Infrastructure. Madisen Gittlin, Global Green. NY
  • Cost Effective Food Scrap Recovery Models for Residential and Commercial Programs and Zero Waste Events – a Rural Case Study. Elisa Seltzer, Director, Emmet County Dept of Public Works. MI
  • Building a Regional Food Waste and Organics Recovery Program. Jon Koch, Director Water & Resource Recovery Facility, City of Muscatine. IA
  • Compostable Bioplastics: An Important Enabler to Food Scrap Collection, Richard Lombardo, Natur-Tec® - a division of Northern Technologies Intl. Corp., MN

NWRA's Carts on Parade will be back!

Watch for details. Hosted by the NWRA Women's Council

Market Leaders

Exhibit Hall Hours

May 7 & 8: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
May 9: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
(2nd level opens at 9:30am)

Co-located Conferences