is the place where more than 550 suppliers in the solid-waste and recycling industry gather to introduce the latest equipment and technology. This year’s event, held from April 28 to May 1 at the Georgia World Congress Center
, Atlanta, is expected to draw more than 11,000 attendees and pertains to those in the public and private sector, as well as those abroad.
The WasteExpo conference offers a variety of sessions on Fleet & Equipment, Safety, Recycling, Business and Professional Skills, Materials Recovery Facilities and Processing, Landfill Operations, and Hauling/Waste Collection. The 2nd Annual Composting and Organics Recycling Conference Program will also take place all three days, and offers two tracks. The first track is Organics Diversion, Anaerobic Digestion, Composting, and the second track is Alternative Strategies and Treatment Technologies for Increasing Organics Diversion & Energy Recovery.
Colocating with WasteExpo is the WasteExpo Investor Summit and the Health Waste Conference. Wunderlich Securities
and WasteExpo are partnering up to present an investor conference featuring Wall Street veteran Michael E. Hoffman
, in which he will conduct interviews with leaders of public and private companies in the waste industry. Topics for the discussion include industry trends and their impact on capital spending, and strategic moves in the marketplace. The Investor Summit will be held Monday, April 28. The Health Waste Conference will take place April 30 to May 1. This conference will focus on the regulatory, legislative, and technical issues in the health-care waste industry.
This year’s special events include the 2014 Product Showcase. The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) will host its annual charitable auction to further fund and direct scientific research and initiatives for waste management. Coca-Cola will give a tour of its bottling plant
and give insight into its global sustainability program. The conference offers a Lunch-N-Learn everyday, with speakers on safety, zero waste, and waste conversion.
Two training workshops are offered as well. The C&D training is an opportunity to gain skills in managing, monitoring, and promoting successful recycling programs for construction and demolition debris. The Deconstruction Training Workshop offers training in recovering materials, removing structures, provides insight on economic, business and social benefits, and how to educate crews.