SWANA's Leadership Executive Summit

Transforming the Waste Management Industry through Pioneering Leadership

December 5–8, 2022
San Diego Convention Center

WASTECON® is where leaders in the waste management industry gather to find solutions to challenges and discover opportunities.

Our industry needs forward-looking leaders and managers who can respond to the changes impacting us today—and into the future.

An Agenda for Innovative Waste Management Industry Leaders

With disruptions across every aspect of the trade, we have advanced the WASTECON® 2022 Summit into a can’t-miss meeting that greatly impacts you and your organization.

In this time of radical change, you can find enormous opportunity to serve your stakeholders, improve your organization and operations, and enrich your own career and those of team members. Reserve your place today.

Review our program that addresses waste management industry hot topics like infrastructure, regulation, technology, environment, stakeholder expectations, and trust in government, as well as budgets, manpower, and resources.

From superintendents and executive directors in the waste management industry, to specialists in residential and business collections and more, forward-looking leaders and managers can't miss this conference.

You will be able to see new products and services from more than 100 companies in the areas of collection, processing, marketing, and management of compost, recyclables, and solid waste.

View of the San Diego Conference Center

The Attendee Mobile app is your digital conference program during WASTECON. Use the mobile app to manage your personal agenda and communications

Get ready to maximize your WASTECON experience by downloading the app today


San Diego Convention Center front view

The San Diego Convention puts WASTECON® 2022 at the center of it all. Book your stay within walking distance of the convention center with harbor-front views and world-class entertainment, stores, and restaurants nearby.

SWANA’s Safety Summit focuses on improving health and safety throughout the solid waste industry. Topics range from technological advancements to building a culture of safety to addressing current issues, such as COVID-19.

The first WASTECON® waste management industry convention was held in Southern California in the 1960s. This year, we come full circle to return to the place where we got our start. Join us in celebrating the 60th Anniversary of WASTECON®.

The MRF Summit will provide materials recovery facility (MRF) owners, solid waste professionals, and government officials with a forum to discuss contamination, technology, and industry policy.

Important Notice Regarding Hotel Reservations

HOTEL RESERVATION/HOUSING ALERT: We have been made aware of “housing pirates” that may be aggressively pursuing you, or your company or agency, to book your guest rooms through their company at supposedly significant discounts. Reservations made through any of these companies will be at your own risk. None of these companies represent SWANA or WASTECON—they may be legitimate companies with questionable operating ethics or may be trying to obtain credit card numbers to be used illegally. Both types are commonly referred to as “housing pirates” or “housing bandits.”