Meeting/Event Information

2018 TxSWANA Conference


April 16, 2018
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Embassy Suites Denton
3100 Town Center Trail
Denton, TX 76201

2018 TxSWANA Conference

Thank you to everyone who attended the conference. Continuing education credits should be available within 30-45 days of the end of the event.

Important Schedule Items

Monday April 16, 2018

  • Registration 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Golf Tournament 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Lunch will be provided at the golf tournament
  • Boxed lunches will be served at 12:00 pm
  • Busses will leave for tours at 1:00 pm
    • Peterbilt
    • TetraPak
    • City of Denton Landfill and Waste Water Treatment Facility
  • Opening Reception from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Exhibit Hall opens at 6:00 pm
  • Dinner served at 6:30 pm
  • Hospitality Suite beginning at 9:00 pm

Tuesday April 17, 2018

  • Breakfast served 7:30 am
  • Exhibit Hall opens at 8:00 am
  • Sessions from 8:40 am – 12:00 pm
  • Lunch served 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Sessions from 1:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Networking Event 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Dinner served at 6:00 pm
  • Le Freak Disco Band at 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Hospitality Suite beginning at 10:00

Wednesday April 18, 2017

  • Breakfast served 7:30 am – 8:30 am
  • Exhibit Hall opens at 8:00 am
  • Sessions from 8:40 am – 12:00 pm
  • SMART Committee Safety Summit 8:40am – 10:30 am
  • Lunch served 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Award Ceremony 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
  • Closing Remarks 1:50 pm – 2:00 pm
  • TxSWANA Board of Directors Meeting 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Exhibitors may begin setting up Monday at 8:00AM, and teardown will begin at approximately 12:00PM Wednesday.

Exhibitor set up must be complete by 4:00PM Monday.

For those attending the golf tournament, the bus will leave the hotel between 7:00AM and 7:30AM. Tee off is scheduled for 8:00AM at the Golf Club at Champions Circle. 15801 Championship Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76177


The 2018 TxSWANA Conference will be held in Denton, Texas.  The annual Conference is the biggest solid waste education and tradeshow event held in Texas each year.  The Conference offers the opportunity to see what's new in equipment, waste management trends and regulatory issues.  Join hundreds of industry professionals for facility tours, technical sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities.

Golf Tournament - Monday April 16

Technical Tours - Monday April 16

Opening Reception - Monday April 16, evening

Technical Sessions - Tuesday April 17 and Wednesday April 18

Technical Program Schedule

Technical Tours

Technical tours will take place begining the morning of Monday, April 16, 2018. There are three options available.

Option 1

Technical tour to City of Denton ECO-W.E.R.C.S. facility (including landfill, compost, and Pratt MRF), and Tetra Pak North American Headquarters.

Option 2

Technical tour to Champion C&D Recycling

Option 3

Technical tour to FCC Environmental Services state-of-the-art MRF at McCommas Bluff Landfill


Attendee link: Attendee Registration

Sponsor link: Sponsorship Registration

Early Bird Pricing (before March 15, 2018)

  • TxSWANA Member registration ($240.00)
  • Guest (non-member) registration ($315.00)
  • Young Professional & Student Registration ($150.00)
  • Golf Tournament ($125.00)

Sponsorship Opportunites

The 2018 Conference Committee would like to invite you to join us as a sponsor and/or exhibitor at The Texas Lone Star Chapter of the Solid Waste of North America annual conference that will take place April 16-18, 2018. Participating as a sponsor or exhibitor is a great way to showcase your products, equipment, and services. TxSWANA has over 400 members from the public and private sectors and we anticipate that over 250 delegates will attend this year’s conference. 

But please be aware that this year we made a few changes to the registration process. Sponsors will have an opportunity to select their booth location based on the sponsorship level and how early payment is received. Once selection is made and payment cleared, booth spaces will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. If all spots become reserved after payment has been submitted, refunds will be offered. Requests for booths and payments will not be accepted after March 15, 2018, so please make sure to register early. If you are attending only as an exhibitor, please be sure secure your registration early; space is limited.

Please refer to the sponsorship registration page for full detailed descriptions

  • Networking Event (Sold Out)
  • Opening Day Event (Maximum of 3)
  • Meal Sponsorship (5 Total)
  • Gold ($5,000.00)
  • Silver ($2,500.00)
  • Bronze ($1,250.00)
  • Standard Exhibitor ($750.00)
  • Outdoor Exhibit Space ($500.00) (Maximum of 12 spaces)

Hotel Accomodations

The host hotel is the Embassy Suites Denton Convention Center. The following link will direct you to the reservation site to recieve the Conference Rate ($139 plus tax) for your hotel stay:

Hotel Reservations

Book before March 15, to guarantee your rate.

Call for Papers/Presentations

The Call for Papers is now closed. Selected presenters will be notified the week of March 12. Thank you to all who submitted an abstract for consideration.

The TxSWANA board of directors invites you to submit a brief summary describing the presentation you would like to delivery at the 2018 TXWANA Conference! The TxSWANA conference offers you a platform to showcase your professional contributions to an audience that is made up of solid waste management professionals from all over the state of Texas. It’s an opportunity to contribute to the industry’s body of knowledge by sharing your data and findings, lessons learned, innovative ideas, and by raising challenging questions to elicit thought-provoking discussions amongst your peers. 

Examples of Potential Topics Technical Areas

  • Innovative solid waste management practices
  • Addressing contamination in the recycling stream 
  • Improvements in curbside recycling
  • Managing resources and diversion efforts at the landfill
  • Emerging technology for improving field operations and data collection
  • Safety issues and best practices
  • Organics composting
  • Impact of organics diversion on landfill operations
  • Landfill reuse and remediation
  • Household hazardous waste management
  • Managing resources and diversion efforts
  • Changing public perception and participation
  • Case studies and analysis
  • Measuring the recycling and diversion rate
  • Regulatory and legislative issues that affect the industry

Abstract Guidelines

Make sure to include the following items in an electronic submittal with your Abstract. Submittals without this information may be deemed non-responsive:

  • Name of presenter(s)
  • Professional title
  • Presenter's resume
  • Headshot or other photo for use in printed conference material
  • Presenter(s) contact information (phone number and e-mail)
  • Name of company/organization
  • Project/program/research paper title

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