WSRA's 39th Annual Conference and Trade Show

April 28 - May 1, 2019 | DoubleTree by Hilton, Spokane, WA

Conference Schedule of Events - Click Here for Full Printable Program

Sunday, April 28, 2019


10:00am to 3:00pm 


11:00am to 4:00pm

Annual Golf Scramble "Weapons of Grass Destruction"
Downriver Golf Course


Networking Activities

5:00pm to 6:00pm 
Location TBA

First Time Attendee Meet and Greet
Whether you’re a first-time attendee, a student, new professional, or a new member of WSRA, come meet some of your fellow attendees! 

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location TBA
Welcome Celebration Dinner 
**Dinner included with Full Conference Registration and
with Monday Single Day Registration, Additional Tickets Available
By Contacting WSRA Staff

Monday, April 29, 2019

7:30am to 8:30am  Networking Breakfast
8:30am to 9:30am 
Grand Ballroom

Opening Keynote Address: Jeff Kirschner - Litterati

9:45am to 10:15am

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Break - Silent Auction Opening
10:30am  to 11:45am 
Breakout Session #1a
Building for success: Code updates for multifamily and commercial recycling best practices for service provision and supportive infrastructure
Breakout Session #1b
Let's Get Serious about Conscious Consumerism
Breakout Session #1c
Contamination Reduction
12:00pm to1:00pm 
Grand Ballroom
Lunch and WSRA Annual Meeting
The WSRA Board of Directors and staff will share highlights
of the past year’s activities and achievements, and give you a
sneak peek of what’s to come.

1:15pm to 2:30pm 

Breakout Session #2a
Shard Space Collection: Tracking, Trainings and Tools to Reduce Contamination and Increase Participation 
Breakout Session #2b
Reducing Food Waste in Schools 
Breakout Session #2c
Data Driven Decisions  
Break in the Exhibit Hall
  Facility Tours
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Facility Tour | 3 to Choose From


Facility Tour #1
WM SMaRT Recycling Center
Facility Tour #2
Inland Empire Paper
Tour #3
Spokane Downtown Green Building Walking Tour



5:00pm to  8:30pm 
Grand Ballroom Foyer

Free Time
Dinner & Dialogue or Dinner On Your Own.   

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

7:30am to 8:30am Grand Ballroom Networking Breakfast
8:30am to10:00am 
Grand Ballroom

Plenary Session - ROY Awards Presentations

10:00am to10:30am 
Break with Exhibitors
10:30am  to11:45am
Breakout Session #3a

Breakout Session #3b Breakout Session #3c
Policies to address the Recycling Crisis, Waste Reduction and Other Issue Cart Tags for a Less Contaminated Tomorrow + Low Cost Cart Tagging in Spokane County Addressing Contamination Through Training and Experience


12:00pm to 1:00pm 
Grand Ballroom

Lunch and Plenary Session: Awards Lunch & Presentations
by Award Recipients

Join our 2019 Recycler of the Year Award recipients
to discuss their accomplishments, challenges, and plans for recycling
success. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from,
network with, and celebrate some of the best in the industry!

2:00pm to 3:15pm
Breakout Session #4a
Creating Unified Waste Education and Planning at Four College Campuses
Breakout Session #4b
Why Recycling Isn’t “Broken”- An Economist’s Perspective
Breakout Session #4c



Exhibit Hall Closing Celebration and Networking Social
3:45pm to 5:30pm  Free Time
5:30pm to 7:00pm 
Grand Ballrooom Foyer

Pre-Banquet Reception and Wine Pull  - Silent Auction Closing
Start off an evening of fun and celebration with hors d’oeuvres 
and beverages with your fellow attendees. Participate in the Wine Pull 
to support WSRA. For $20 you may “pull” a numbered cork from 
the basket and win the bottle (ranging in value from $10 - $100) with the
corresponding number.

7:00pm to 8:45pm
Grand Ballroom

Gala Award (Hall of Fame/Individual Awards Only), Banquet & Live Auction
Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding 
Recyclers of the Year and honor longtime recyclers as they are 
inducted into WSRA’s Recycling Hall of Fame. Get your bidding arm
ready to support WSRA
 as we continue to celebrate our 39th Annual
Conference and Trade Show!
 This is an evening not to miss.
Semi-formal attire 
is encouraged.

**Additional tickets for guests/spouses can be purchased by
contacting WSRA Staff.** 

9:00pm to12:00pm 
Location TBA
President's Reception

Join WSRA Board President Ron Jones for dancing and
fun following the banquet!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

8:30am to 9:30am 
Grand Ballroom
Networking Breakfast
9:00am to10:00am 
Grand Ballroom

Closing Keynote Address - David Allaway

Zero Waste; The Unintended Consequence of Focusing on Landfill Diversion

10:00am to 11:00am

Campfire Conference Wrap Up

Closing Remarks and Adjourn