2023 WSWRA Annual Conference:

The 2023 WSWRA Annual Conference will be held in Evanston Wyoming, from August 21st thru 24th 2023!


Lodging Information:

There is ample lodging available in the Evanston Wyoming area.  The 2023 conference is located away from one single hotel and will be at an independent venue.  Please purchase your lodging early before the event.   Event tickets do not include any lodging and must be booked independently.

Best Western Dunmar Inn: 1601 Harrison Drive, 307-789-3770

  • Call and Mention you are with Wyoming Solid Waste & Recycling Conference for Conference Rates
  • $123.24 per double queen per night plus tax
  • $94.00 for any standard room plus tax
  • $108.74 Government Rate, must provide an exemption for rate.

Hampton Inn Evanston: 101 Wasatch Road, 307-789-5678

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  • $149.00 plus tax

Super 8 by Wyndham Evanston: 1710 Harrison Dr, 307-789-2777

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  • Will offer a 10% Discount on their best available rate for staying at least 2 nights.

Comfort Inn: 1931 Harrison Drive, 307-789-7799

Days Inn: 1983 Harrison Drive,  307-789-0783

Econolodge: 70 Bear River Drive, 307-789-7510

Holiday Inn Express: 1965 Harrison Drive, 307-789-7999

Knights Inn: 339 Wasatch Road, 307-789-2220

Motel 6: 261 Bear River Drive, 307-789-0791

Prairie Inn: 264 Bear River Drive, 307-789-2920

Quality Inn: 1936 Harrison Drive, 307-789-6000

Phillips RV Park: 225 Bear River Drive, 307-789-3805


Event Location:

We are excited to hold the WSWRA conference in a historic location. Evanston’s Historic Roundhouse & Railyards was constructed in 1912-1914 by Union Pacific Railroad and features one of the last intact roundhouses on the UPRR line. In 2009, the city was able to refurbish the first of four sections of the Round-house as a public facility.

  • City of Evanston Roundhouse & Railyards, 1500 Main St, Evanston, WY 82930

Keynote Speaker – David Biderman:

We are excited to announce our 2023 Keynote Speaker, David Biderman.  David Biderman is a leader and advocate for many waste and recycling issues.  David has recently completed a successful tenure for the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) as their Executive Director and CEO.  At SWANA David promoted many safety and advocacy programs, and increased annual membership from about 8,200 members to about 11,000.   Achievements include pushing the progress of Safety in the solid waste industry. With his help, the industry has moved from the fifth most dangerous occupation to seventh (last year) according to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.  With WSWRA’s focus on Safety in this year’s conference, we are excited to learn about ways to keep your programs safe!

David Biderman is the President of Biderman Consulting, LLC, a consulting firm that assists companies and local governments on a variety of solid waste-related issues. David is a frequent speaker at solid waste conferences in the U.S. and overseas. From April 2015 to March 2023, David was the Executive Director and CEO of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), the largest solid waste association in the United States.


While at SWANA, he led the association’s 35% growth, increased its visibility on federal issues, created an industry-leading safety program, and successfully implemented its Strategic Plan. Prior to joining SWANA, David was the General Counsel, VP of Government Affairs, and Safety Director at the National Waste & Recycling Association, where he worked from 1997 to 2015. David was an environmental attorney at Steptoe & Johnson, a leading Washington DC-based law firm, from 1988 to 1997.
David is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

2023 Conference Photos:

View all of the photos from the 2023 Event Here:

2023 Photo Gallery

2023 Conference Tickets:

Purchase tickets by following the below link.  It is recommended to purchase a “Full Conference Ticket”, this ticket includes all days of the conference and all meals.  Golf and Bowling packages for Monday’s event are extra.  Other packages are for additional meal guests, or guests that are only able to attend partial days of the event.

2023 Conference Sponsors:

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the WSWRA Annual Conference?  Email wswra@wswra.com for more information!

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Conference Agenda:

Our Final Conference Schedule and Agenda are available:  Click the blue button to see the full conference schedule!


Monday, August 21st:

  • Golf Tournament / Purple Sage Golf Course in Evanston: 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM (Additional Tickets Required)
  • Bowling Tournament / Uinta Lanes,  2:00 PM – 5:30 PM (Additional Tickets Required)
  • Event Registration / Vendor Booth Set Ups
  • Evening Reception / Networking Event
    • Refreshments and Appetizers are Provided.
    • Live Music from Fall River Boys.
  • Landfill Manager Test Review and Testing

Tuesday, August 22nd:

  • Event Registration / Vendor Booth Set Ups
  • Breakfast
  • Conference Morning Sessions and Keynote Speakers including David Biderman
  • Lunch
  • Conference Afternoon Sessions
  • Tour of Uinta Recycles Recycling Center, Evanston Landfill #1 and #2, City of Evanston Composting.
  • Dutch Oven Dinner / Horseshoe Tournament – Outside at Evanston City Hamblin Park.
    • Live Music from Fall River Boys.
    • Dutch Oven Dinner from Big Dave’s Dutch Oven
    • Annual Horseshoe Tournament
    • Cornhole Tournament

Wednesday, August 23rd:

  • Breakfast
  • Conference Morning Sessions (Waste & Recycling Tracks)
  • Lunch
  • Conference Afternoon Sessions (Waste & Recycling Tracks)
  • Banquet Dinner / Awards Reception

Thursday, August 24th:

  • Optional Tour Day in Nearby Salt Lake City.  With Evanstons location close to many markets, there will be an Optional Tour Day offered.  Attendees must drive on their own to 3-4 locations, transportation will not be provided.  Each tour location will last 30-60 minutes.  This event is free and is in addition to the conference, no discounts apply for attendees that do not attend Thursday activities.
  • Touring Locations:
    • Liberty Tire Recycling, North Salt Lake.
    • Springback Mattress Recycling Salt Lake City.
    • Interwest Paper, Inc / Pro Recycling Group Salt Lake Operations Facility.
    • Other locations are TBD if time is allotted.


Epic Meals are always a huge part of the event.  “Big Dave’s Dutch Oven” will be cooking up a great meal Tuesday Evening at the local park.  Come hungry!  The Tuesday night meal is followed by our Horseshoe Tournament.


Music Monday and Tuesday Night from the Fall River Boys.  Enjoy two evenings of great music!