Month: December 2021

SWANA Concerned About Impact of Omicron on Waste Collection

Spike in new cases and increased waste due to holidays is a bad combination Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is concerned that increased delays in solid waste collection are likely to occur over the holidays and into January and encourages municipal solid waste officials and haulers to plan now…
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Solid Waste Collection Worker Fatalities Decreased in 2020

BLS data shows landfills and MRFs had increases in 2020 fatalities Silver Spring, MD – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the 2020 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries showing refuse and recyclable materials collection remains the 6th deadliest occupation in the United States, though total collection worker fatalities continue to decline. The…
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SWANA Launches New Project for Canadian Landfill Managers

Canadian Adaptation of New 2021 MOLO Course and Exam Underway Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has launched a project to develop a Canadian adaptation of its new Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) course and exam. This effort ensures managers of Canadian landfills can take a MOLO course that…
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SWANA Partners with IDB to Improve Solid Waste Management in Latin America and the Caribbean

Memorandum of Understanding provides platform to expand SWANA training Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to partner with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to promote modern solid waste management in Latin America and the Caribbean. SWANA and the IDB recently signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that calls for the two organizations to collaborate on a wide range of solid waste issues. SWANA expects…
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New SWANA Report Addresses Cost Effectiveness of Recycle Right Programs

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation’s report reviews programs and their effect on contamination Silver Spring, MD – Many local governments have implemented “recycle right” programs to help reduce contamination in curbside recycling. The SWANA Applied Research Foundation (ARF) has issued an important new report presenting the costs and effectiveness of these educational programs designed to address and…
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