This event is hosted jointly by the Iowa Recycling Association and  Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations.


Registration Open
Register now for the 2018 Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference and Trade Show, October 8-10 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa!

Conference Preview

Take a sneak peek at what to expect at this year's conference by downloading our Conference Preview [pdf]. The three-day event includes a top-notch tradeshow,
fun networking opportunities and diverse education, tour & training options on a wide array of  solid waste, recycling, sustainability, HR, communication, planning, safety and best practices topics. 

Exhibitor Opportunities

The Mid-America Center exhibit hall is 24,000 square feet and will feature over 60 booth spaces, large equipment, silent & live auctions, an exhibitor hospitality area and six events to get attendees interacting with you! Read more about exhibiting.

Sponsorship Opportunities​

You can help support this conference through one of many sponsorships, starting at just $500. Read more about sponsorships.


There are two hotels that are just a short walk from the Mid-America Center: Hilton Garden Inn (official conference hotel) and Country Inn and Suites. Reserve by September 7 to get the discounted group rate.

NEW THIS YEAR: Conference App
A new mobile app will replace our conference program this year. Download the app by October 7 to earn 10 bonus points in the game. Learn more about the app.

Social Media

Like our conference Facebook page and use #talkingtrash. 


If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Erin Vorac, conference planner at info@iowaconference.org or (515) 681-1026.