Annual RAM / SWANA Conference & Show


Save the Date for the  2017 RAM/SWANA Conference!

October 16 & 17, 2017

  New Convenient Location

Minneapolis Marriott NW located in Brooklyn Park, MN

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Thank you for making the 2016 RAM/SWANA Conference such a success!


October 5 & 6, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton
Bloomington, MN

Pre-Conference and Conference Agendas

2016 Pre-Conference Recycling Agenda

2016 Pre-Conference Solid Waste Agenda

2016 Pre-Conference Hazardous Waste Agenda

2016 RAM/SWANA Conference Agenda

Presentations from the Conference

To see presentations from the conference, click here.

About the Conference

The RAM/SWANA Conference & Show is the premier recycling and solid waste conference in the Midwest!

This years keynote speaker was Ed Humes, author of Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash–And the Way Back. In this lecture, Ed Humes exposed how waste lies at the heart of all the big problems of the day–the economy, energy, national security, climate, diminishing natural resources–crises that would be much smaller, and might not exist at all, were we not the biggest wasters on the planet. Waste is the biggest thing America makes today, our greatest legacy, product, and export. But Humes also shared good news: There is a way back. Families, businesses, and communities are finding inspiring and ingenious ways to offset this damaging legacy. Humes inspired the audience to get behind the one big environmental and social problem that just about anyone can do something meaningful to change.

We also offered Landfill Operator types II & III CEU’s for maintaining certifications crucial to working in solid waste and recycling.

This year shaped up to be another superb event featuring educational tracks for recycling, solid waste, organics, and sustainability and offered certifications, more exhibitors, and a great location (with free parking) at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Bloomington, Minnesota.


Thank you to our Sponsors for your support of the Recycling Association of Minnesota and the 2016 RAM/SWANA Conference.

Premier Sponsors

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Platinum Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors 

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Silver Sponsors 

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