Month: June 2020

Free Face Coverings for Solid Waste and Recycling Industry

SWANA Collecting Orders for Fulfillment by FEMA, HHS The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is collecting orders online for cloth face coverings through July 17 on behalf of the entire U.S. solid waste and recycling industry. These face coverings will be available at no cost to companies and agencies in the industry. The…
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House Bill 73 Environmental Regulation Approved by Governor

House Bill 73 Environmental Regulation Approved by GovernorClick HERE for HB73 details

Congratulations Marc Bex!

Marc Bex, Operations Manager, Waste Management Inc. of Florida “Marc Bex has done a phenomenal job at not compromising safety, problem solving customer inquiries to find the right balance between policy and service, honoring commitments, and providing constructive input into program changes or implementations. Marc Bex provides a level of security and confidence to my…
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SWANA FL Announces New Directors

Congratulations to the following individuals who have been elected to the SWANA FL Board of Directors for the 2020-2022 term: Michael Fernandez, Miami Dade County Earl Gloster, City of Clearwater Damien Tramel, Hillsborough County Ravi Kadambala, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

Congratulations Michael Mathews!

Michael Mathews, Senior Customer Service Representative, City of Sarasota “Michael is a veteran team member with over 24 years of service with the City of Sarasota. He has worked in various areas within the city and also as a solid waste equipment operator. He now works hard to educate and take care of any matters…
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SWANA Submits Statement on Recycling Challenges for U.S. Senate Hearing

Statement Focuses on Impact of COVID-19 on Recycling Programs and Operations The Solid Waste Association of America (SWANA) has submitted a written statement to the leadership of the U.S. Senate Committee of Environment and Public Works (EPW) concerning some of the challenges facing recycling in the United States. This is in conjunction with the Committee’s…
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Congratulations Charles Lovely!

Charles Lovely, Division Chief 3, Transfer Division, Miami-Dade Department of Solid Waste Management “Mr. Lovely has 36 years of experience in the solid waste industry. He started his career as a tractor-trailer driver. His hard work and skills enabled him to be promoted within the organization. Mr. Lovely’s wealth of knowledge has made a positive…
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Congratulations Sherrickia King!

Sherrickia King, Refuse Equipment Operator, City of Sarasota “As a swing driver, Sherrickia has acquired the training, knowledge and experience needed to operate the majority of our equipment. At times the swing driver position can be demanding with changing circumstances on a daily basis. Sherrickia is always ready for what comes her way! No matter…
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SWANA Encourages All to Celebrate Waste and Recycling Workers Week

Waste and Recycling Workers Week takes place annually the week of June 17 The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) emphasizes the importance of recognizing and appreciating solid waste and recycling workers for their valuable contributions to protect human health and the environment. The week of June 17, Waste and Recycling Workers Week reminds…
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Last Chance to Register for SWANApalooza

SWANA’s Technical Conference Goes Virtual Next Week SWANA’s premier technical conference will take place the week of June 22-25. Virtual SWANApalooza will be a combination of livestreamed keynote presentations, pre-recorded technical presentations, livestreamed discussions and briefings, video chats, chat box forums, and an interactive exhibit site. Michael Greenberg, SWANA’s President, noted “The event includes a terrific line…
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