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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 - 9:00pm
Location: Area 15

Tickets Required

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.

 


NWRA Awards Breakfast

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Tickets required. Tickets must be purchased directly from 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 [email protected]


NWRA Carts on Display - Art Competition

*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.


Waste360's TRASHION: a Recycle, Reuse, ReFashion Show

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Location: Show Floor - EREF Booth 653

Presented by EREF, Waste360, Dress for Success Southern Nevada, 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!

 


Waste360 Awards Ceremony & Reception

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Tickets required

Waste360 40 Under 40 Awards Reception

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.

Spnsored by GFL

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Waste360 Women Who Inspire

It’s time for the women in waste and recycling to be celebrated on a public platform and 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 Networking Event

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

*Open to all Public Sector & Government badge holders

The Public Sector Networking Event is back! It will be held directly following the Public Sector Super Session taking place in an adjacent room. The session and event is open to all registered public sector attendees


EREF's Annual Charitable Auction & Silent Auction

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Location: EREF Booth 653
Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm

*Open to all badge holders

One of the most popular features of WasteExpo is EREF's Annual Charitable Auction. The Auction is EREF’s largest fundraiser and has raised $37 million in support of its mission since 1995. Join us at 3pm on Wednesday, May 8th in the EREF booth (#653) for the 2024 Annual Charitable Auction.


International Reception

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm

*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.