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T: 800-424-2869, 202-244-4700
F: 202-966-4824
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Begin With The Bin

Begin with the Bin is a public education resource developed by the National Waste & Recycling Association. The site offers information and resources related to the waste and recycling industries.

Visit and learn more at beginwiththebin.org

WasteExpo

WasteExpo is North America's largest waste and recycling trade show, with nearly 600 exhibitors and 13,000 attendees. 

About

A great opportunity for professional growth and business development, WasteExpo offers access to the newest technologies, creates smart business connections and has a robust education program that we at NWRA have created in partnership with Waste 360.

WasteExpo 2017 takes place in Morial Convention Center in New Orleans with events, exhibits and conferences from May 8 - 11.

To register, visit the WasteExpo website!

Education

In 2017, we're launching a whole new, innovative platform for our education, featuring multiple learning levels, deep dive discussions, interactive dialogue and more. We'll continue to offer the comprehensive sessions that industry professionals expect, as well as advanced sessions and forums for those industry professionals that have taken advantage of prior WasteExpo education programs.

This year’s sessions are organized in three levels:
Introductory – Topics and sessions you’ve come to rely on – especially if you’re new to the industry or your role.
Informative – Advanced education from keynote speakers, headliners, industry icons and more.
Interactive – Deeper dive sessions allowing for an interactive experience and featuring expert panels, case studies and in-depth discussion.

Session Topic Areas Include:

  • Landfills
  • Recycling
  • Collection
  • Fleet Management
  • Safety
  • Business/Leadership

Questions? Contact Megan Passinger at 202-364-3702 or mpassinger@wasterecycling.org

NWRA Awards Breakfast

Join us in honoring the best and brightest in the waste and recycling industry at NWRA’s Awards Breakfast. Join us in New Orleans on May 9, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Tickets

Tickets will be available for the 2017 WasteExpo soon. Please check back.

Awards

Our Awards Breakfast honors:

Drivers of the Year 

The Driver of the Year competition recognizes the best and safest drivers. The winner in each category is honored in person at WasteExpo, and receives a commemorative gift and $1000 cash prize. 

Hall of Fame 

The Hall of Fame award recognizes leaders in the waste and recycling industry who have distinguished themselves through significant contributions to the industry and their community and have been actively engaged in the business for at least 25 years.

Chapter Leadership Awards

The Chapter Leadership Award will be presented to members whose contributions to a chapter over the last 12 months, or over a period of time, were particularly meritorious. This award often goes to an individual who is a "go to" person. The award is meant to encourage recipients to remain active in the Association and continue developing leadership skills to serve the association. Until 2015, this award was known as the Special Advisory Board Award.

Member of the Year Awards

The Member of the Year is selected based upon extraordinary service to the mission and goals of the Association and the industry over the last 12 months. The award need not be presented each year, but only when a qualified candidate is nominated.

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Distinguished Service Awards

Distinguished Service Awards were made to longstanding members of the Association who rendered service in pursuit of its mission and goals over a period of time, generally spanning a number of years. The award was presented to recognize the highest spirit of volunteerism and involvement, personal integrity, professionalism, and performance in an honorable and ethical manner.

Sponsorships

NWRA's Awards Breakfast at Waste Expo is the largest gathering of industry leaders, bringing in more than 600 attendees from a wide range of companies.  Sponsoring the Award Breakfast is a fantastic opportunity to gain exposure for your brand.  If you are interested in sponsoring an award or the breakfast, please contact Rebecca Nadora at rnadora@wasterecycling.org

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Contact Info

National Waste & Recycling Association
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20008
T: 800-424-2869 T: 202-244-4700
F: 202-966-4824