WasteExpo brought together the $85 billion in solid waste, recycling and

NEW YORK, June 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WasteExpo, North America’s largest solid waste, recycling and organics industry trade show and conference, today announces that it has successfully brought together the $85 billion solid waste, recycling and organics industry May 9-12 in Las Vegas. WasteExpo brought together over 12,000 industry professionals with over 500 exhibitors to learn, network and explore new innovations.

“Connecting our community in person was wonderful. The conference sessions were packed with attendees discovering the latest trends and the exhibit hall was buzzing with excitement. Attendees, exhibitors, partners and sponsors were all excited to come together to do business,” said Marc Acampora, Vice President of Waste360. “We look forward to bringing our community together again at our 2023 event in New Orleans.”

The event brought the industry together to learn through four days of unparalleled professional development offering featured sessions, workshops and dozens of conference sessions on the following topics: operations, fleet and safety; Recycling and landfill; Trade outlook and policy; Technology and Innovation, Organic Products and Food Recovery Forum.

Spotlight sessions offered the latest news and information, including a one-on-one conversation with Jon Vander Ark, President and CEO, Republic Services; Next steps towards electrifying the garbage yard — what comes next; Boots on the Ground: a conversation with women in the waste and recycling industry; and Understand the role of environmental justice in the waste and recycling industry.

WasteExpo also offered four half-day workshops, each focusing on a different industry topic. Workshops included: Zero Waste Certified Training, Food Waste and Organics Diversion Program Development, Safety and Recycling.

The Waste360 Sustainability Talks conference program offered genuine discussions as waste and recycling tackles plastics, packaging, food waste, textiles and other environmental challenges to build a sustainable future. Bill Caesar, Operating Partner, Generate Capital, delivered the keynote address. Highlights included: The Global Plastics Treaty is in motion – What now?, Expanding the use of ocean-related plastics: a story of circularity, In search of transparency – Carbon labeling, Sustainable collaboration in the public sector / private – Common Goals and Aspirations, The Package Deal: Innovations and Latest Thoughts on Sustainable Packaging, Urban Landfills and the Circular Economy.

The Waste360 Business Leadership Forum was designed for environmental services companies looking for business and financial strategies that go beyond day-to-day operations. Participants had access to information, tools and resources to develop business and financial strategies for business growth.

The 10e The Waste360/Stifel Investor Summit brought together investors and executives from the largest public and private waste management companies for a full day of learning, analysis and networking.

Exhibition room
The exhibition hall hosted over 500 exhibitors showcasing the latest industry solutions.

Exhibitors were enthusiastically doing business and reconnecting with buyers and friends. Evan Schwartz, AMCS Chief Business Architect, said, “We achieved our goals for WasteExpo from day one of the show!”


  • The pitch slam The competition brought together teams who were selected to present their recycling, composting and end-market ideas. Winners included: Innovakote Inc. and Timber Age Systems, Inc.
  • The Waste360 40 Under 40 Rewards Program recognized inspirational and innovative professionals under the age of 40 whose work in waste, recycling and organics has made a significant contribution to the industry.

WasteExpo supports the sector:

  • The Foundation for Environmental Research and Education Charity Auction supports EREF’s funding of scholarships and grants for solid waste research, as well as EREF’s educational initiatives. This year’s auction raised a historic $3.5 million.
  • The NWRA Awards Breakfast honoring the brightest achievers in the waste and recycling industry. Awards presented at this event included Driver of the Year, Operator of the Year and Hall of Fame.
  • NWRA Women’s Council Shop sold industry-related and recycled items. Proceeds support council programs, including college scholarship programs that provide a career path in the waste and recycling industry.

WasteExpo is committed to building a sustainable future. WasteExpo’s green initiatives included: partnering with Wastequip and the Las Vegas Convention Center to implement a three-bin waste stream system including compost, recycling, and landfill; partnered with GES to collect leftover conference and booth materials to donate to local nonprofits; reduces paper consumption by offering a mobile application instead of a printed program; the removal of carpet from the exhibition floor of the exhibition hall; 100% use of LED technology for custom builds; discounts for the Las Vegas Monorail, which connects the Las Vegas Convention Center to six additional stations along Las Vegas Boulevard; and reusing food waste to create a zero-waste lunch for WasteExpo’s food recovery forum. Additional information can be found here.

WasteExpo was co-located with Waste360 Sustainability Talks, Waste360 Food Recovery Forum, Waste360 Business Leadership Forum, Waste360/Stifel Investor Summit and Waste360 Healthcare Waste Conference.

WasteExpo 2023 will take place May 1-4, 2023 in New Orleans, LA. For more information, visit www.wasteexpo.com. For more information on exhibition or sponsorship opportunities, contact Juliana Sherwood at [email protected] or Debra Busby at [email protected]

For more information on WasteExpo, please visit WasteExpo.com or follow WasteExpo on Twitter at @Waste_Expo.

About WasteExpo
WasteExpo is North America’s premier event for waste, recycling and organics professionals from the private and public sectors. WasteExpo offers an interactive conference program that takes a deep dive into vital industry topics such as recycling, landfills, fleet management, collections, organics, safety, food waste and recovery, and more. WasteExpo also features a robust exhibition hall showcasing hundreds of exhibitors and the latest industry solutions. WasteExpo is co-located with the Waste360 Investor Summit, the Waste360 Conference on medical waste, the Waste360 Business Leadership Forum and Waste360 Sustainability talks.

About Waste360 Group
The Waste360 Group harnesses the power of its many properties to serve the solid waste and recycling industry. The industry widely consumes this content in the form of websites, live events, e-learning and digital opportunities and includes: Waste360.com, WasteExpo, the Global Waste Management Symposium and newsletters news and current affairs electronic information, in particular Waste360 Daily thread. Waste360Nothing is wasted! The podcast features the rockstars of the waste, recycling and organics industry weekly for the latest news and information on the people behind the industry. For more information, visit www.waste360.com.

About Information Markets
Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialty markets to trade, innovate and grow. We provide opportunities for market participants around the world to engage, experiment and do business through face-to-face exposures, targeted digital services and actionable data solutions. We connect buyers and sellers across more than a dozen global verticals, including pharmaceuticals, food, medical technology and infrastructure. As the world’s leading market builder, we bring a diverse range of specialty markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them thrive 365 days a year. For more information, please visit www.informamarkets.com.

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Content and Marketing Manager, Waste360 NothingWasted! Podcast Host
Email: [email protected]

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