The Waste Dive team headed down to the Big Easy earlier this month for WasteExpo 2017, one of the industry’s most highly-attended trade shows and exhibitions. The conference hall was buzzing with conversations on topics like organics diversion and safety culture while thousands of industry professionals hurried to educational sessions or huddled for networking opportunities.

Among these professionals were eight of the industry’s top CEOs: Jim Fish, Waste Management; Ron Mittelstaedt, Waste Connections; John Casella, Casella Waste Systems; Stephen Jones, Covanta; Inigo Sanz, FCC Environmental Services; Gregory Lettieri, Recycle Track Systems; Richard Burke, Advanced Disposal; and David Biderman, SWANA. Waste Dive sat down with each leader separately to ask for unique advice on topics like safety practices, M&As and developing company culture.

Ever wondered how these leaders have succeeded in such a competitive industry? Then sit back, relax and crank up the volume. This is Talkin’ Trash with Waste Dive.

– Kristin Musulin & Cole Rosengren | WasteDive