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Month: March 2022

SWANA Reports Dramatic Decrease In Worker Fatalities In 2021

Struck by waste vehicle continues to be leading cause of fatal incidents Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) reported a significant reduction in solid waste worker deaths in 2021 in the United States and Canada. Industry fatalities fell by nearly 50 percent and continued a downward trend since 2018.…
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New SWANA Report Presents Tools and Best Practices for Streamlining Collection Operations

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation’s report provides important guidance on effectively managing waste and recycling collection services Silver Spring, MD – Truck driver shortages and declining availability of waste and recycling collection personnel has and continues to be a significant problem for waste management companies. The SWANA Applied Research Foundation (ARF) has issued an important new…
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Board of Directors and Awards Nomination Forms

SWANA Florida Sunshine Chapter members, The 2022 Board of Directors Nomination Form is now available.  The deadline to nominate individuals for the Board of Directors is Thursday, April 7, 2022.  Four Director positions will be filled.  We strongly encourage public and private sector members to apply as this will maintain balance to the board.  If you…
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SWANA Hails UNEA Agreement on Plastics

United Nations Environmental Assembly Approves Resolution Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) hails the United Nations Environmental Assembly’s (UNEA) landmark resolution creating a framework for an international treaty on plastics. SWANA strongly supports efforts to decrease the amount of plastic litter in the oceans and other waterways. “The UNEA…
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