Why Attend?


Since this event only happens once every two years, you’ll want to be there to see the world-class content and breakthrough research before it dsappears.


You’ll be able to visit sponsors who are there to help you solve your company’s biggest challenges. Take a look here at all of the GWMS Sponsors.

Research & Content

This year’s GWMS conference program will be more comprehensive than ever, delivering the critical content and research that you need to know—and that warrants the two-year wait. Industry experts will be covering the topics you asked to learn more about, including:

  • Aqueous Waste Disposal
  • Assessing Heat Generation in Landfills
  • Characterizing Elevated Temperature Landfills
  • Coal Ash/CCR Management
  • Composting
  • Landfill Covers
  • Landfill Emissions
  • Landfill Gas Management
  • Landfill Liners
  • Landfill Minding
  • Landfill Operations
  • Management Strategy Impacts on Leachate
  • Managing Liquids in the Waste Column
  • Measuring/Enhancing Methane Potential
  • Organics Management- Policy & Strategies
  • Organic Waste Sustainability
  • PFAS Characterization
  • PFAS Treatment
  • Sustainable Materials Management
  • Thermal Conversion

Special thanks to our prestigious Conference Technical Committee:


  • Chris Bareither, PhD, Colorado State University
  • Morton Barlaz, PhD, North Carolina State University
  • Craig Benson, PhD, University of Virginia
  • Nicole Berge, PhD, University of South Carolina
  • Bryan Staley, PhD, Environmental Research and Education Foundation 

Meet the 2020 Keynote Speaker

Tara J. Hemmer

Senior Vice President, Field Operations
Waste Management


GWMS services the needs of landfill owners and operators, as well as their engineers and the consultant and vendor communities. Join this broad coalition of participants that also includes:


  • Facility Owners and Operators
  • Local / State / Federal Agencies
  • Researchers
  • Waste Service Companies
  • Vendors / Suppliers
  • Trade Organizations
  • Solid Waste Generators
  • Students

Location & Golf

GWMS will once again take place at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California, February 23-26, 2020. Located just outside of Palm Springs, CA, the resort offers spectacular views, spa services and direct access to the John Fought-designed Players Course.


Add golf to your registration! 

When you are ready to register for GWMS you have the option to add a round of golf for $225 per golfer. And, new for GWMS 2020, will be the golf pairing feature that allows golfers to invite each other to play together. Golf handicap required.


Book your stay hereonPeak is the only hotel provider endorsed by Global Waste Management Symposium 2020, and we encourage you to book through them early for the best selection and price.



*Plus, over half of the GWMS attendees indicated that the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa is an excellent venue.* GWMS Attendee Survey