The awards honor the next generation of leaders who are shaping the future of the waste and recycling industry.

Mallory Szczepanski, Vice President of Member Relations and Publications

October 12, 2018

4 Min Read
Presenting the 2018 Waste360 40 Under 40 Award Winners

Waste360 is excited to announce the winners of its third annual 40 Under 40 awards program, which honors the next generation of leaders who are shaping the future of the waste and recycling industry.

“The 2018 40 Under 40 class is outstanding,” says Waste360 Vice President and Market Leader Mark Hickey. “With more than 300 nominations, our hardest task was selecting 40 finalists from such an exceptional group. I love the fact that the awards represent every part of the waste and recycling industry and include a variety of titles and disciplines. We look forward to seeing all our finalists at the 40 Under 40 awards ceremony, which is being held at WasteExpo 2018 in Las Vegas.”

The Waste360 40 Under 40 awards program recognizes inspiring and innovative professionals under the age of 40 whose work in waste, recycling and organics has made a significant contribution to the industry. This year’s winners represent a wide range of industry disciplines, including solid waste hauling, equipment manufacturing, recycling, composting, technology, policymaking and more.

The 2018 40 Under 40 award winners:

A panel of expert judges from Waste360 evaluated the nominations and consulted with an external advisor to select the finalists and winners.

The winners will be honored during an awards ceremony at WasteExpo, North America's largest solid waste, recycling and organics industry event, April 23-26, 2018, in Las Vegas.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of WasteExpo, so there’s no better place to celebrate this year’s rising stars.

About the Author(s)

Mallory Szczepanski

Vice President of Member Relations and Publications, NWRA

Mallory Szczepanski was previously the editorial director for Waste360. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Columbia College Chicago, where her research focused on magazine journalism. She also has previously worked for Contract magazine, Restaurant Business magazine, FoodService Director magazine and Concrete Construction magazine.

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