Upcoming events

    • 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 (revised 1/18/19)



    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








    The deadline for contestants to register is March 8.  

    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 – PCSB Lot (adjacent to High Point Elementary)
    5921 150th Ave. N., Clearwater, FL 33760 

    Heavy Equipment – Pinellas County Solid Waste Facility 
    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

    • 28 Jul 2019
    • 30 Jul 2019
    • Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL

    More details coming soon!

Past events

02 Oct 2018 INDUSTRY EVENT: CBI Factory Forum
15 Jul 2018 2018 SWANA FL Summer Conference
04 May 2018 2018 Chapter Road-E-O
28 Jan 2018 2018 SWANA/RFT Joint Summit
28 Oct 2017 2017 SWANA International Road-E-O
19 Oct 2017 INDUSTRY EVENT: Florida Recycling Summit
13 Aug 2017 INDUSTRY EVENT: 2017 NAHMMA National Conference
23 Jul 2017 SWANA FL 2017 Summer Conference and Hinkley Center Colloquium
28 Apr 2017 SWANA FL 2017 Chapter Road-E-O
27 Apr 2017 INDUSTRY EVENT: APWA Florida Chapter Solid Waste Management Webinar
21 Apr 2017 INDUSTRY EVENT: EREF Project Review Site Visit at FSU - Landfill Emissions and Methane Oxidation Field-Scale Test Sections Experiment
06 Mar 2017 INDUSTRY EVENT: Solid Waste Safety Training Program
19 Feb 2017 SWANA Senior Executive Seminar AND Florida Chapter Winter Conference
15 Nov 2016 SWANA FL TRAINING WORKSHOP - Compressed Natural Gas: Fueling the Future
24 Jul 2016 SWANA FL 2016 Summer Conference
17 Jun 2016 SWANA FL National Garbage Man Day
24 May 2016 INDUSTRY EVENT: Safety and Compliance Workshop
20 Apr 2016 INDUSTRY EVENT: Florida Recycling Markets Workshop
15 Apr 2016 2016 Chapter Road-E-O
21 Feb 2016 SWANA FL and RFT 2016 Joint Summit
25 Aug 2015 WASTECON
19 May 2015 Meet the CEO: David Biderman
10 Apr 2015 2015 Chapter Road-E-O
08 Feb 2015 Winter Waste Conference 2015
27 Jul 2014 2014 SWANA FL Summer Conference
30 May 2014 2014 Chapter Road-E-O
05 May 2014 INDUSTRY EVENT: Compost Operations Training Course
25 Apr 2014 SWANA FL Waste-to-Energy Division Meeting
17 Apr 2014 INDUSTRY EVENT: Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling Workshop
23 Jan 2014 SWANA/RFT 2014 Joint Summit
11 Dec 2013 SWANA FL WRAPP Committee Meeting
10 Dec 2013 SWANA FL Scalehouse & Financial Services Committee Meeting
05 Dec 2013 SWANA FL Safety Committee Meeting
19 Nov 2013 SWANA FL Collection & Transfer Committee Meeting
14 Aug 2013 Board of Directors Meeting
28 Jul 2013 2013 Summer Conference
12 Apr 2013 2013 Road-E-O
30 Jan 2013 SWANA/RFT Joint Summit
28 Jan 2013 Managing Recycling Systems Training/Exam
24 Jun 2012 2012 Summer Conference
20 Apr 2012 2012 Road-E-O
25 Jan 2012 SWANA/RFT Winter Meeting
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