2023 Industry Conference

Mark your calendar for the 2023 National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) Industry Conference. This premier event will bring together leaders in the waste and recycling industry to address emerging trends and critical issues within the waste and recycling industry through business meetings, networking opportunities, educational workshops and more.

This event will be co-located with FILA’s Deal Me In 2.0.


Gila River Resorts and Casinos – Wild Horse Pass
5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85226

Room Rate: $185 plus taxes/fees per night

Reservations can be completed by clicking here. Please make room reservations by January 11. Please note the room block could fill before that date.


Xavier Transportation (Myron cell phone) 480-793-9644
Timothy Newman (Budget VIP Transportation cell phone) 480-217-5319<
WEKAN (Premier Choice) 480-760-5679
Yellow Cab 480-888-8888
Uber or Lyft


Member: $450
Non-member: $600
Spouse: $300
One Day: $200

Click here to register for Industry Conference

Single Golfer Fee: $300
Dinner Reception Only: $75

Click here to register for golf


Tuesday, January 24

Registration: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Z245 Committees Meetings: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Suppliers Board of Governors Meeting: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Lunch with Keynote Speaker: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fireside Chat with Jon Vander Ark of Republic Services: Taking a Long View—Where is the Puck Going in Waste Services?
Michael E. Hoffman, managing director and group head of diversified industrials at Stifel, will sit down with Jon Vander Ark, president and CEO of Republic Services, to take a longer view about what waste services as a business and correspondingly the industry (solid and industrial) could look like 5 to 10 years from now. During the keynote session, the duo will discuss the future of fleets, the industry’s labor pool, the circular economy, recycling, post-collection, customer satisfaction and more.

Services BOG Executive Committee Meeting: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Afternoon Break: 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Government Affairs and PAC Meetings: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 25

Registration: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Z245 Committees Meetings: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Education Session: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
DEI Strategies: Exploring the Dimensions of Diversity and Identity
Creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive branch takes planning, support and intention. However, the term “diversity” can be a complex and pervasive challenge. Join us for an open discussion on how leaders can develop a meaningful and actionable diversity and inclusion plan to build a workforce that reflects all communities.
Ellen Voie, President/CEO, Women in Trucking
Domenica Farmer, Area Vice President, Texas-Oklahoma, WM
Sara Eve Fuentes, Co-Founder/President, Smart Waste Inc.

Safety Committee: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Morning Break: 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Membership Committee Meeting: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Deal Me In Presentations: 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Deal Me In Judging: 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Fireside Chat: 5:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Deal Me In Awards: 6:30 p.m.

Conference Dinner hosted by NWRA Women’s Council: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 26

Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Women’s Council Meeting: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Recycling Committee Meeting: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Arizona Chapter Meeting: 8:00 a.m.  – 10:00 a.m.

Golf: 12:30 p.m.


The Industry Conference has numerous opportunities for sponsorships. Sponsorships are a great way to support Industry Conference, as well as to get your company name in front of potential customers. If you have any questions or wish to secure a sponsorship, please contact Abby Blocker at Ablocker@wasterecycling.org.