Welcome to the Florida Sunshine Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

Advancing the responsible management of solid waste as a resource.

Hear what SWANA FL members have to say!

Being a member of SWANA FL has been so helpful to me in my career. It gives me opportunities to form bonds that are stronger than a strictly professional bond. It has allowed true friendships to be formed. Invaluable opportunities.

Leslie Jackson
Leslie Jackson

SWANA FL member since 2009

SWANA leads the way in providing up-to-date, relevant training to our membership. In addition, the establishment of the young professionals group and the guidance and mentorship, we can provide to them will benefit our industry for years to come.

Earl Gloster

SWANA FL member since 2007

Watching Road-e-o competitors over the years transition from front-line employees to lead drivers, supervisors and department directors has been tremendously rewarding. SWANA FL opens many doors throughout the solid waste industry.

Gene Ginn

 SWANA FL member since 2008


SWANA is the leading professional organization in the solid waste industry.


Don’t Miss These Upcoming
chapter events 

2019 Safety Symposium & Chapter Road-E-O
March 21-23, 2019
Hilton St. Petersburg • Carillon Park • St. Petersburg, FL

2019 Summer Conference
July 28-30, 2019
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay • Tampa, FL

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

Don’t miss this year’s Safety Symposium and stay for the Road-E-O. Learn about the latest safety practices in the industry and then see them in action while our best drivers, operators and mechanics compete.

Congratulations to the 2018 Road-E-O Winners !


SWANA Announces 2019 Award Winners

Honorees to be recognized in February at SWANApalooza in Boston Silver Spring, MD – February 11, 2019 – The Technical Divisions of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)[…]

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Waste Associations Call for Performance-Based End to PCC

Determine closure based on site specifics rather than number of years SWANA and NWRA today are jointly releasing documents recommending a major shift in the process states use to determine[…]

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SWANA’s Response to BLS 2017 Industry Fatality Data

Solid Waste Collection Still 5th Deadliest Job Silver Spring, MD – Refuse and recyclable material collection remains the 5th deadliest job in the United States, a position it has held[…]

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