2019 SWANA FL Safety Symposium & Chapter Road-E-O

  • 21 Mar 2019
  • 23 Mar 2019
  • Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, St. Petersburg, FL


Don’t miss this PREMIER Joint Event!

Come to the Safety Symposium and stay for the Road-E-O. Or just participate in the conference before the Road-E-O. Either way, it will be worth your while! Learn about the latest safety practices in the industry and then see them in action while our best drivers, operators and mechanics compete. Remember that Safety Matters to all of us!

The 2019 SWANA FL Safety Symposium & Chapter Road-E-O will be held March 21-23, 2019, at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park. This will be an excellent time to network with some of the best minds in the solid waste industry and earn continuing education hours. Be sure to mark your calendar and make plans to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!
Event Description: This multi-day event will include general sessions on the latest safety practices in the industry, networking events, the Road-E-O competition and awards banquet, and more.

Who Should Attend: Local, state and municipal government solid waste directors, managers, regulators, operators and coordinators; in addition to private sector consulting engineers and suppliers of materials and equipment used in the management of solid waste.

Preliminary Schedule of Events



Received by
February 13, 2019

Received after
February 13, 2019

Safety Symposium:                          




Non Member






Young Professionals (35 and under) and Retired Members



Student/Regulatory Agency

Join SWANA and save!  One of the benefits of membership is discounted registration fees.  Members pay only $250 for Safety Symposium registration. That's $150 off the early-bird fee!  Click HERE for membership details and sign up today. 


First Time Contestant








* If you are attending the Safety Symposium and want to stay for the Road-E-O, there is no cost to be a spectator. If you would like to attend the Saturday evening Awards Banquet, please purchase a meal ticket.

Safety Symposium and Road-E-O COMBO
Attend both and save $75!

First Time Contestant








Safety Symposium registration includes lunch and reception on Thursday; and breakfast and lunch on Friday. Road-E-O registration includes reception on Friday; and breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday. 

Thursday Lunch - $40

Friday Road-E-O Reception - $40

Thursday Reception - $40

Saturday Road-E-O Awards Banquet - $60

Friday Lunch - $40


ROAD-E-O 2019

Hosted by Pinellas County Landfill

Competition Sites:
Trucks and Mechanics – To be announced

Heavy Equipment – Pinellas County Landfill 
3095 114th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33716

We encourage you to bring lawn chairs, as minimal seating is available.

Why participate?      
* To promote professionalism on the part of drivers, equipment operators and mechanics in the field of solid waste management
* To create a spirit of competition and goodwill throughout the participating organizations (municipalities, counties and private haulers)
* To reward deserving employees by allowing them to showcase their skills, thus bringing pride to themselves and your organization
* To provide employees an opportunity to refresh safety and skills in a classroom

The event is open to public and private sector participants. Contestants, volunteers and sponsors are needed for the success of Road-E-O 2019. 

By actively supporting this event, your organization will benefit by strengthening its prominence as a leader in the solid waste industry, by enhancing your product awareness, by increasing your brand recognition and by increasing your sales and marketing outreach capabilities.

Click here for sponsorship details.

Note: The registration deadline for sponsors to be included in participant materials and on signage is February 21, 2019.

A block of rooms have been held at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park. To take advantage of the special rates, reserve your room online or call (727) 540-0050 and reference the SWANA Florida room block. Standard rooms are $179/night. The deadline to reserve a room at the discounted rate is March 1, 2019, based on availability.

Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park

950 Lake Carillon Drive
St. Petersburg, FL 33716

Attendees can earn CEUs toward their SWANA recertification and State of Florida continuing education requirements for operators by attending the conference. Professional Engineers will have the opportunity to earn continuing education course hours. Please be sure to stop by the registration desk for the necessary paperwork.
Refunds, less $25 processing fee, will be issued upon receipt of written request by February 21, 2019.  Due to meal guarantees, no refunds will be issued after February 21, 2019, and we will invoice for no-shows who do not cancel by February 21, 2019.  Please email requests for refunds and cancellations to info@swanafl.org.

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