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WasteExpo’s special events offer a perfect opportunity for you to have fun, unwind, and expand your network! With 10 different events to choose from, there is an activity to fit every attendee and badge type!

WasteExpo Welcome Reception

Monday, May 6, 2024
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Location: AREA15 (offsite)

**Tickets Required (Included with Premium Pass or can be purchased through Registration)

Kick off your WasteExpo experience at the best party in town -- the WasteExpo Welcome Reception. Complimentary food, open bars, and live music make this one of the best ways to spend a Monday night... even in Las Vegas.

Shuttle service will be provided from Bellagio, Park MGM, and Resorts World to AREA15 from 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm, every 25-30 minutes. Return service will be provided back to Bellagio, Park MGM, and Resorts World from 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm, every 30 minutes.

Sponsored by: Rehrig Pacific Company

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NWRA Awards Breakfast

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
7:00 – 9:30am
Location: West Halls, Second Floor W203-W212

**Tickets Required, must be purchased directly through NWRA

Don't miss your opportunity to honor the best and brightest achievers in the waste and recycling industry at the 2024 National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) Awards Breakfast. One of the most anticipated events of WasteExpo, the NWRA Awards Breakfast promises to be inspirational, uplifting and exciting! The annual NWRA Awards Breakfast recognizes the industry's brightest stars. The awards presented at this event include Driver of the Year, Operator of the Year and Hall of Fame. Join us in celebrating the 2024 winners!

Questions? Contact Kendra Allman at [email protected] 


NWRA Women’s Council Carts on Display

**Open to all badge holders

The Women’s Council is pleased to present the return of Carts on Display, a sponsored art competition that will take place at WasteExpo. Entrants in the competition may supply their own 32/35-gallon or 64/65-gallon cart, or a 65-gallon cart will be provided to them. Entrants must decorate with artwork that promotes the growth of the waste and recycling industry.


NWRA Women's Council Boutique

The NWRA Women’s Council Boutique is back at WasteExpo!

Stop by the boutique to shop industry-related and recycled items, and to connect with Women’s Council leaders and members.

The proceeds from the NWRA Women’s Council Boutique support the council’s programs, including the academic scholarship programs that provide a career path in the waste and recycling industry.


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Waste360 TRASHION: a Recycle, Reuse, ReFashion Show

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
12:00 – 2:00pm
Location: West Halls, Show Floor, EREF’s Booth 653

Presented by EREF, Waste360, and New Orleans Fashion Week 

**Open to all badge holders

Reduce, Reuse, ReFashion…get ready to do a little turn on the catwalk, yeah on the catwalk. Textiles have fast become one of the largest growing waste types and clothing represents a share of that. Although on the industry’s radar for years, recent pushes and mainstream discussions on sustainability, EPR, manufacturing, fast fashion and pandemic behaviors have truly shone a light on the growing issue. Waste360's TRASHION runway show will feature local upcycled designers and thrifted stylists who’ve breathed new life into discarded items. Join us for a fun, and impactful way to shine our own spotlight on one method for waste diversion. So let’s just change clothes…and go. A-ha!

Are you a designer or stylist? We are seeking individuals with a passion for eco-conscious fashion to participate in our 2024 TRASHION Show. Show your creativity on our runway featuring sustainable designs as we turn waste into art!

 

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Waste360 Awards

SOLD OUT

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
2:30 - 4:00 pm
Location: West Halls, Level 2, W203-212

**Tickets required (Tables & Seats can be purchased through Registration)

The Waste360 40 Under 40 awards program recognizes inspiring and innovative professionals under the age of 40 whose work in waste, recycling and organics has made a significant contribution to the industry. The winners are involved in every part of the waste and recycling industry, including haulers, municipalities, composters, recycling professionals, policymakers, and product suppliers.

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.

Sponsored by: GFL

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The Waste360 Women Who Inspire Awards celebrate women in waste and recycling on a public platform. We look forward to recognizing an extraordinary woman who’s inspiring others in her community and beyond. 

Presented by: Wastequip

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Public Sector Reception

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: West Halls, Level 3, Terrace

**Open to all Public Sector & Government badge holders

The Public Sector Reception is back! It will be held directly following the Public Sector Spotlight Session on the Level 3 Terrace. The session and event is open to all registered public sector attendees.

Government Procurement Partner: 

Sourcewell 


Mack Trucks' Ride & Drive

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - Wednesday May 8, 2024
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Diamond Lot 1 outside of the WEST Halls

Test drive one of Mack's refuse trucks and see how its design was inspired by their 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# 2126 or visit the Mack Ride & Drive area to sign up and take a test drive!


EREF's Annual Charitable Auction & Silent Auction

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: West Halls, Show Floor, EREF’s Booth 653

**Open to all badges

Join us at the EREF booth (#653) for one of the most popular features of WasteExpo, EREF's Annual Charitable Auction. The Auction is EREF’s largest fundraiser and has raised $37 million in support of its mission since 1995. 


International Reception

Wednesday, May 8, 2025
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: West Halls, Level 1, W109

**Open to all International Attendees

Meet and network with other delegates from outside of the U.S. at our dedicated international reception. Relax in our international center while you discuss business and network with professionals from around the world.


Co-Located Events

Learn ways to solve the social and environmental issues of wasted food as well as avenues to profit from its recovery and reuse. When you register for the Food Recovery Forum, you also receive 3 days of educational and technical sessions on Organics Recycling.

Sponsored by Stericycle, tackle the healthcare industry's biggest challenges at the only annual conference in the U.S. strictly devoted to healthcare waste! The conference focuses on regulatory, legislative and technical issues affecting the healthcare waste industry.

Presented by Stifel, get business advice from investors and leaders from top public and private waste companies. Gain insights to succeed with a full day of learning, analysis, and networking you won’t find anywhere else. Seating is limited!

Join industry leaders as they discuss how the waste and recycling industry takes on plastics, packaging, and other environmental challenges – and our role in building a sustainable future.

Learn ways to solve the social and environmental issues of wasted food as well as avenues to profit from its recovery and reuse. When you register for the Food Recovery Forum, you also receive 3 days of educational and technical sessions on Organics Recycling.

Sponsored by Stericycle, tackle the healthcare industry's biggest challenges at the only annual conference in the U.S. strictly devoted to healthcare waste! The conference focuses on regulatory, legislative and technical issues affecting the healthcare waste industry.

Presented by Stifel, get business advice from investors and leaders from top public and private waste companies. Gain insights to succeed with a full day of learning, analysis, and networking you won’t find anywhere else. Seating is limited!

Join industry leaders as they discuss how the waste and recycling industry takes on plastics, packaging, and other environmental challenges – and our role in building a sustainable future.