Month: November 2022

EPA Opens Applications for Federal Recycling Grant Programs

SWANA-Supported Grant Program Will Improve Recycling Education and Infrastructure The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued Requests for Applications for two important new recycling grant programs, providing states, municipalities, and other entities the opportunity to apply for millions of dollars in funds. The Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling (SWIFR) and Education and Outreach Grant Programs…
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SWANA Supports America Recycles Day 2022

Remains Committed to Recycling as Part of Resource Management The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15. This annual event is an opportunity to promote the value of recycling and to discuss ways to strengthen it into the future. “SWANA continues to place a strong emphasis…
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Historic Drop in 2021 Injury & Illness Rates for Solid Waste Employees

US Bureau of Labor Statistics Survey Shows Continued Improvement in Worker Safety The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the 2021 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) showing a continued decline in injury and illness rates across the solid waste industry, with historic lows for solid waste landfill, collection, and material recovery facility…
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Solid Waste Industry Responds to EPA’s Proposed PFAS CERCLA Rule

Agency is urged to ensure that the “polluter pays,” not communities The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) submitted joint comments today with the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) in response to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to designate two PFAS compounds as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response,…
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SWANA Participates in New York City Safety Press Conference

Dusk and Darkness Initiative Expanded to Include Solid Waste Collection Workers The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) participated in a press conference today in New York City, reminding New Yorkers to keep cyclists, pedestrians, and solid waste collection workers safe at night, especially after clocks “fall back” on Sunday, marking the end of…
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