Join SWANA in Phoenix, AZ from October 21 – 24 for its largest solid waste industry-focused conference.

WC-2WASTECON® 2019: Pathway to Innovation will be filled with new experiences for everyone! WASTECON® has been transformed as an experience of activities, tools and resources for you—the solid waste leader—and your teams to explore your most important issues and find sustainable solutions for your communities.

WASTECON® is the premiere gathering of solid waste leaders, sustainability professionals, and their teams. Conversations and presentations will focus on the future of your community and how you will lead the inevitable changes that you will face in the coming years.

WASTECON® is bringing new ideas and a keynote lineup you will not find anywhere else. You will hear from renowned industry leaders and new voices about how they are creating their own “Pathways to Innovation”. These powerful presentations by diverse visionaries are the center of WASTECON® 2019.

Speaker Presentations
WC-3WC-4WC-5Jon Vander Ark, President of Republic Services, Inc., opens WASTECON® with his keynote presentation, “Forging a New Path to a Sustainable Recycling Model.” Vander Ark will talk about how Republic Services has led the pathway in reimagining how the recycling industry can remain viable for future generations. Discover the courageous decisions being made that may prove to be the solution to a broken business model.

Peter Wright, Assistant Administrator of EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management, will discuss the framework for recycling in the U.S. and plans for future programs.

Ever wondered what investments deserve the most attention for the future? Rebecca Ryan, Resident Futurist for the Alliance for Innovation, is teaching four tools to think like a professional futurist to make better forecasts about where to invest precious money and time.

WC-56Networking and Training Opportunities
The WASTECON® Trade Show features key leaders in solid waste management and processing. Confront groundbreaking approaches to creating a cleaner and more sustainable future, while growing your knowledge base through networking and innovation.

Co-located at WASTCON®, the SWANA Training Center offers learning, creativity and collaboration. Choose from multiple training courses or CEU FasTrack for recertification to continue your journey on the road to success.


As the global leader in solid waste and recycling, SWANA provides a broad range of opportunities to collaborate, network, learn and grow professionally. WASTECON® provides numerous opportunities to network in a friendly, laidback environment. This will include a golf tournament Monday morning to tee off the week, an opening reception that evening, followed by a Young Professional Networking Event. The Wednesday Night Networking Event brings everyone together one last time before attendees split up between tours on Thursday and the 2019 SWANA International Road-E-O on Friday.


WC-8Pathway to Innovation
WASTECON® 2019: Pathway to Innovation will be packed with new experiences and topics through a municipal solid waste lens. Whether you are looking to expand your career with training or innovative new ideas, SWANA has just what you need at WASTECON®. Join us from October 21 – 24 in Phoenix, Arizona! | WA

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