2020 Annual Arkansas Solid Waste Conference

September 01, 2020 12:00 PM to September 03, 2020 1:00 PM
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Holiday Inn Northwest Arkansas
1500 South 48th St.
Springdale, AR 72762
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The 2020 Arkansas Solid Waste Conference has been postponed until September 1st - 3rd.

Given the overwhelming public and governmental concern about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and our concern for the wellbeing of our members and guests, the Board of Directors, in consultation with event speakers and sponsors, have decided to postpone the 2020 Arkansas SWANA Conference to Sept. 1 – 3, 2020. 

The schedule of events will remain the same with facility tours and Welcome Reception on Tuesday, technical sessions and Networking Event on Wednesday and technical sessions on Thursday.

The Conference will remain at the Holiday Inn in Springdale.  (If you previously made a reservation for the April dates, please contact the hotel to change your reservation.)

Updates regarding the conference will be provided in the coming weeks.  If you have any questions  or need additional information for this event, please contact us at [email protected]. 

We invite you to join us for the Conference, with opportunities to connect with peer and industry leaders from across the state and region.  The agenda is currently being developed and includes a variety of technical and development sessions to help professionals at every stage in their career and from all areas of solid waste management. 


Some highlights of the Agenda include:

  • A tour of eSCO Processing and Recycling's electronic waste facility
  • A Welcome Reception
  • A Networking Reception and BAGGO Tournament
  • Legislative Update
  • Safety presentation
  • Workplace Culture session
  • Effects of AR Transformation on Solid Waste Industry
  • Path to Recovery for the Recycling Industry
  • DEQ Stakeholder Meeting regarding proposed changes to the Solid Waste Licensing Program





On-site lodging at Holiday Inn Northwest Arkansas is available on a limited basis.  Reserve your room now: Solid Waste Conference.  The conference code should be automatically entered.  [Enter "SWC" if needed]  $124/night – Room rate; $96/night – Government rate.


Please email us at [email protected] with any dietary restrictions you may have and we will attempt to accommodate you.


We are working with ADEQ to obtain approval for CEU’s for AR Solid Waste Facility Operation Training hours and working with SWANA to obtain approval for CEU’s. We fully expect that we will receive approval from both and will update this page once finalized.




$200.00 Full Conference Registration (SWANA Members)
$250.00 after 4:00 pm August 31
$150.00 Earlybird rate before August 7

$250.00 Full Conference Registration (Non-Members)
$300.00 after 4:00 pm August 31
$200.00 Earlybird rate before August 7

$250.00 Speaker Sponsor

$25.00 Member Tour Ticket

$30.00 Non-Member Tour Ticket