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Month: March 2021

SWANA’s New Spring Technical Conference Postponed

SOAR will take place March 21–24, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has cancelled SOAR, which was scheduled to take place in Kansas City, MO on June 14–17, 2021. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and concerns about the health and safety of participants,…
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New Report on Reducing Contamination in Curbside Recycling Programs

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation releases report addressing contamination Silver Spring, MD – A new report developed by the  Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) addresses the issue of increased contamination in curbside recycling programs in recent years and its effect on costs and safety at material recovery facilities (MRFs). The…
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SWANA Announces Winners of The International Solid Waste Design Competition

Project focused on solutions to close the Bakoteh Dumpsite and supporting solid waste management in Kanifing, The Gambia Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is excited to announce the winners of the International Solid Waste Design Competition (SWDC). The University of Vermont was selected as the first-place winner as…
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Florida Legislative Update

Florida’s 2021 Legislative Session began on March 2. Lawmakers are currently gathering to debate state policy, amend existing laws and pass new ones. Several of the senate and house bills that will be discussed over the next 60 days will directly impact the solid waste industry and SWANA FL members. Click HERE for a list…
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SWANA Reports 52 Solid Waste Industry Worker Fatalities in 2020

SWANA encourages increase in safety training, with focus on collection hazards at Safety Summit Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) reported 52 municipal solid waste industry workers were killed in 2020 in the United States and Canada, with nearly 70 percent occurring during collection. This data was shared by…
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