Calm Before the Storm
The Opening Night reception provides a chance for the industry to network in a more relaxing setting before the WasteExpo Exhibit Hall opened on Tuesday morning.
Hundreds of attendees came to the reception to connect with old friends and make new business contacts.
Smiles All Around
Two attendees enjoy a moment of relaxation at the opening night reception.
Originally built in the early 1820s as a sugar refinery, Generatoinsl Hall is decorated with with artwork from George Schmidt and Xavier deCallatay depicting the history of New Orleans.
The opening night reception at Generations Hall included music and entertainment for WasteExpo attendees.
NWRA Annual Awards Breakfast
Kevin Kraushaar of the National Waste & Recycling Association honors the 2017 award winners.
Smiles and Support
WasteExpo attendees tune into the NWRA Annual Awards Breakfast to celebrate this year's winners and their accomplishments.
Driver of the Year Recipient
Rick Thomas of Waste Connections accepting his Driver of the Year award from NWRA.
Honoring the First-Ever Female Driver of the Year Award Recipient
Rhonda Kitchen of the Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District in Midvale, Utah, is presented with the first-ever female Driver of the Year award from NWRA.
Celebrating Rhonda Kitchen
Rhonda Kitchen of the Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District in Midvale, Utah, poses with fellow industry members at the NWRA Annual Awards Breakfast, where she received a Driver of the Year award.
Honoring a Driver of the Year
Derrick Belin of All Waste, Inc. is all smiles while accepting his Driver of the Year award from NWRA.
A select number of industry members experience a zero waste lunch made from salvaged food.
Zero Waste Lunch
Industry experts enjoy a beer salad, Abita Amber BBQ shrimp and bananas foster bread pudding, all of which feature salvaged ingredients.