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WASTECON: A Growing Success

WASTECON 2006 came to an end on Thursday as SWANA and the solid waste field bid farewell to Charlotte, North Carolina.

"This year's show was a great success for everyone who attended," commented SWANA Executive Director and CEO, John Skinner, Ph.D., continuing "The show floor was well attended, the technical sessions and training events were full, and the various networking events successfully brought thousands of solid waste professionals together."

This year there were over 3,500 registrants with attendance 20 percent higher than last year.

"We would like to thank our exhibitors and sponsors, the North Carolina SWANA Chapter, and all o the speakers and training course faculty that contributed to this year's event," said Skinner, continuing, "Because of your hard work and dedication, WASTECON continues to be the premier show put on by and for solid waste professionals."

Highlights from the three-day exhibition include:

  • A keynote address delivered by MB2 Motorsports' CEO and General Manager Jay Frye
  • The Lawrence Lecturer presented by Scott Cassel, Executive Director of the Product Stewardship Institute.
  • Technical sessions in 10 different tracks including more than 85 educational sessions
  • Nine SWANA training courses
  • A solid waste trade show with more than xxx exhibitors
  • An awards luncheon celebrating excellence in solid waste management by recognizing personal and professional achievements by those who have dedicated their careers to the field and continuously strive for improvement. 29 SWANA Excellence Awards were given out, along with one Professional Achievement Award
  • A Wednesday Night networking event at the Lowes Motor Speedway attended by more than 1,000 people
  • WASTECON 2007 will take place in Reno, Nev., Oct. 16-18.

    About SWANA:

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For close to 60 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.

    Media Contact:

    Sarah Beidleman, Marketing Coordinator
    240-494-2238
    sbeidleman@swana.org