Penton's Waste360/WasteExpo Announce Recycling-Focused Event for 2015 in collaboration with National Waste & Recycling Association

Waste360 Recycling Summit Will Bring Commercial & Residential Recyclers, Suppliers and Waste Generators Together in a Unique Forum

Aug 12, 2014, 09:00 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Waste360/WasteExpo, today announced the launch of the 2015 inaugural Waste360 Recycling Summit to be held on September 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago, Illinois.  The National Waste & Recycling Association will be the leading producer of content and education for the event.

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This new event will serve the growing recycling industry, providing a dynamic and interactive forum for industry learning, discussion, and networking.  The 2015 Waste360 Recycling Summit will be a two-day event featuring panel discussions, in-depth topic sessions, professional networking opportunities, and exhibits featuring innovative solutions to help commercial and residential recycling enterprises achieve a robust ROI.

"Our vision for the Waste360 Recycling Summit revolves around getting the recycling industry together with major generators of waste to identify issues, solve problems and explore products and technologies in the growing recycling industry," said Warren N. Bimblick, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Penton.  "Penton will draw on its huge database of waste generators, including restaurants, manufacturers, commercial real estate owners and retailers to attend the event and will include relevant information and research. Recent Waste360 research of recyclers and waste generators showed a number of challenges facing the recycling industry as well as interest in new technology and business models; this conference will deliver insight on and solutions for these complex issues.  We are delighted that the National Waste & Recycling Association has agreed to collaborate with us, just as they have at WasteExpo since 1997."

Waste360 and WasteExpo have long served the $85 billion solid waste and recycling industry. Earlier this year the group acquired the assets of Waste & Recycling News (WRN), formerly a Crain Communications business, which brought its reach in the waste industry to more than 70,000 people. In addition to the recently launched Waste360 Recycling Business newsletter, Waste360 and WasteExpo will launch a series of digital products leading up to this exciting new event.

National Waste & Recycling Association President & CEO Sharon H. Kneiss added that, "The National Waste & Recycling Association is proud to be involved with Waste360/WasteExpo in delivering a state-of-the-art conference on recycling.  Our Association helps our members achieve best practices, exemplary safety records, and strong ROI in their recycling operations.  We are pleased to be partnering with Penton on the program.  Our members will greatly benefit from the education and networking opportunities available at the Waste360 Recycling Summit."

The Waste360 Recycling Summit will focus on the major issues, trends, and technologies driving today's commercial and residential recycling industries and will provide both public- and private-sector recycling professionals with access to key thought leaders and leading-edge recycling manufacturers.  The goal is to deliver ideas and best practices for driving productivity, revenues, and profits in the quickly changing and competitive recycling marketplace.  A few of the topics to be addressed at the conference include: Managing Single Stream Recycling, The Evolving Ton, Sustainability, Educating Consumers, and Managing Public-Private Partnerships.  The event is open to public and private recycling operators, manufacturers and other recycling professionals allied with the industry.  Please visit for more details soon.

About Penton's Waste360 Group

Penton's Waste360 Group harnesses the power of its many properties to serve the $85 billion solid waste and recycling industry. The industry widely consumes this content in the form of print, live events, online learning and digital opportunities and more—and includes: Waste360, WasteExpo, The Global Waste Management Symposium, The Healthcare Waste Conference, The WasteExpo Investor Summit, Waste360 Online Education, the Circular File and other topical and timely e-newsletters. For more information, visit

About The National Waste & Recycling Association

The National Waste & Recycling Association is the trade association that represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that collect and manage garbage, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors and a variety of other service providers. For more information about how innovation in the waste and recycling industry is helping to solve today's environmental challenges, visit

About Penton

Penton drives performance for more than sixteen million professionals each and every day. They rely on us to deliver: Insights, information & workflow tools to inform critical business decisions; networking & community to engage them with industry peers & partners; and data & marketing services to advance their business performance & deliver ROI. They look to Penton to power the possibilities.

Penton is a growth company with a track-record of strong performance and success and is backed by its co-owners: MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

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Warren Bimblick
SVP, Strategy and Business Development

Thom Metzger
Communications Director
National Waste & Recycling Association