WasteExpo Rescheduling FAQs

As a result of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID19) public health emergency, WasteExpo has been rescheduled to August 10-13, 2020. We know you may have some questions, these answers should help.

Yes, all attendee and exhibitor registrations will be transferred to the new dates. You do not have to do anything at this time.

If you registered as an attendee (not an exhibitor) and you cannot attend in August, you can either get a credit toward the 2021 event, which will be in Las Vegas, April 27–29, 2021. Or, please email [email protected] for a refund.

While we were able to secure new dates in New Orleans, we will be in a different hall within the building. We’ll need to create a new floorplan for these halls. This process will take some time, but Marc and Deb will out reach out to you as the floorplan becomes available. If you have any questions, please email Marc or Deb.

Your sales rep will be reaching out to you to talk about your presence at WasteExpo. If you want to contact them directly, please do.

Companies A-I Contact:
Sales Manager
Debbie Busby

Companies J-Z Contact:
Show/Sales Director
Marc Acampora

If you registered as an attendee, please let us know if you can no longer attend WasteExpo. You can either get a credit toward the 2021 event, which will be in Las Vegas, April 27–29, 2021. Or, please email [email protected]  

If you used our official hotel provider, OnPeak, they will be sending you an email very soon if they haven’t already. They will be canceling the current registration and then they will send you a NEW link once the new hotel block is set up.

 If you reserved the room on your own, please contact the hotel directly to cancel or move your dates.

Please contact the airlines directly to make any changes to your plans.


Our goal is to move the majority of our sessions and speakers to the new dates of WasteExpo. We will update the agenda as soon as we can. You can be rest assured that you will get the same top-notch education you’ve come to expect with WasteExpo.

Yes, the Healthcare Waste Conference, the Waste360 Business Leadership Forum and the Waste360/Stifel Investor Summit will follow the same day/cadence.

If you have already placed orders with GES, or other vendors like the convention center, all of those orders will carry over to the August event. If you need to update or need assistance from GES, you can contact GES National Servicenter Monday–Friday 6:00 am-5:00 pm at 800.475.2098 or by chat at www.ges.com/chat. If you need to revise your electrical, plumbing and/or internet orders or have questions regarding these services from the ENMCC, please contact them at [email protected] or call 504.582.3036. Their office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CST.

General FAQs

Yes, this is a huge benefit to our exhibitors. Exhibitors can attend the WasteExpo Conference sessions, including the Food Recovery Forum at no additional charge. They simply need to provide a valid Exhibitor badge and a photo ID. This does not include the Waste360 Healthcare Waste Conference or the Waste360 Investor Summit. Those can be purchased separately at an additional charge.

WasteExpo recognizes that both professional and personal situations can result in needing to make a change to business travel. Therefore, if your plans change, substitutions are always welcome in lieu of cancellations.

If you registered before March 16, 2020 and need to cancel due to the show date change, please email [email protected]. We are offering a letter of credit toward the 2021 show or a refund.

If you registered after March 16, 2020 and written notice is received by May 20, 2020 the registration fee will be refunded less a $75 processing fee. After May 20 cancellations are non-refundable. Approved refunds will be processed within 2 weeks. Refunds will not be issued for no-show registrants. Please note the program is subject to change at any time. In the event a session that you have registered for is no longer offered, your registration will be transferred to another class of your choosing provided space is available. If a suitable class is not available, your registration fees may be refunded, however Informa will not be liable for any ancillary or related costs, including, but not limited to hotel and airline charges or cancellation fees due to weather or other conditions or circumstances beyond our control. Requests for refunds can be submitted by email to: [email protected] or fax: +1-708-344-4444. Please refer to www.WasteExpo.com for the most up-to-date information.

You can visit the Hotel & Travel page anytime to check hotel information. Through our official housing partner, onPeak, we provide reduced hotel rates and travel discounts for your trip to New Orleans. Note that onPeak is the only official hotel provider associated with our event. While other hotel resellers may contact you offering accommodations for your trip, they are NOT endorsed by or affiliated with the show and entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences.

onPeak – 8:00am – 6:00pm (CST)

  • (800) 727-2467 – U.S. Toll-Free
  • (312) 527-7300 – International

You may contact one of our sales reps in our Exhibitor/Sponsor Resources section of WasteExpo.com to inquire about booth selection or for a Step-by-Step process including contracts, the floor plan, etc.

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130

A conference agenda will be available in early 2020, but for a sample of topics from last year, visit our conference page

Most session handouts are available onsite after the event for registered conference attendees.

See listing of standard booth entitlements below:

  • Draped exhibit space with 8'3" backdrop and 3' side dividers.
  • 7"x44" Company ID sign including company name and booth number.
  • All Exhibitor badges are unlimited and free if ordered by5/20/20. Badges ordered after 5/20/20 and onsite are allotted as follows:
    • Four FREE badges for the first 100 square feet
    • Another Four FREE badges for each additional 100 square feet to a maximum of 50 free badges.
    • Badges beyond this allotment are priced at $55 per badge
    • IMPORTANT: Exhibitor badges are for exhibitor personnel, not for guests or attendees
    • Exhibitors can attend the WasteExpo Conference Sessions at no additional charge. They must have a valid Exhibitor badge and a photo ID. This does NOT include the NWRA Awards Breakfast, Waste360 Investor Summit, the Waste360 Healthcare Waste conference sessions and events, site tours or other WasteExpo-related events.
    • Each exhibitor is entitled to 2 FREE Welcome Reception Tickets per 100 sq. ft. booth up to 40 tickets maximum. Tickets above your entitlement are $75 each. Time and location are TBD. 
    • Unlimited Guest Passes for your marketing campaign, inviting your clients and prospects to visit your booth.
    • Company listing on the Exhibitor List included in attendee marketing materials.
    • Company listing in the official WasteExpo Show Guide & Waste360 Industry Annual used by 14,000 participants during and after the show.
    • Complimentary online Exhibitor Listing including contact information, link and a 50-word description. Be sure to add your company description for your printed and show directory listings by logging into your exhibitor console, selecting edit booth info and entering your “Print Profile

Exhibitor Service Kit: a guide to smooth planning, installing and dismantling of your exhibit space.

Persons under 18 years of age will not be permitted on the tradeshow floor.

WasteExpo is more than just an exhibition and conference; it is the largest solid waste, recycling and organics event in North America. It is the once-a-year meeting place for you to reconnect with your peers, network, learn and discover the newest products and services. And this year promises to be the best yet. More innovation. More education. More networking. Plus, 97% of WasteExpo attendees from the 2019 event said they would recommend the event to their colleagues. Doesn’t that say it all?