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SWANA Reports Big Increase in Worker Fatalities in 2018

Association urges additional attention to safety hazards, with focus on collection Silver Spring, MD – April 24, 2019 – At least 59 solid waste industry workers died on the job in 2018 in the United States and Canada, according to the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), an increase of 19 fatalities from the…
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Waste and Recycling Industry Groups Produce Poster to Improve Recycling Habits

Arlington, VA – In an effort to help consumers recycle properly, the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC), and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) have jointly developed the Think Twice poster. “The economics of recycling are changing. As our members…
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SWANA Supports California Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Prevention Act

Passage of AB 1509 will protect workers and support recycling infrastructure in the state Silver Spring, MD – June 27, 2019 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) strongly supports legislation to create a recycling program for lithium-ion batteries in California under AB 1509, the Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Prevention Act. SWANA submitted a…
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SWANA Announces Dates, Locations for Highly Anticipated Solid Waste & Recycling Conferences

SWANA’s Biggest Conferences in 2019, 2020 and 2021 Silver Spring, MD – July 23, 2019 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is excited to announce dates for its biggest conferences: WASTECON® 2019, SWANApalooza 2020, and WASTECON® 2021. Mark your calendars for these leading industry events: • WASTECON 2019, Phoenix Convention Center –…
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SWANA Issues Canadian Recycling Myths vs Facts Sheet

Association urges the media to provide accurate information about the state of recycling in Canada Silver Spring, MD – June 4, 2019 – In response to misleading and confusing information reported about the state of recycling in Canada, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has developed a flyer that provides current and accurate…
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SWANA Challenges Communities to Continue to Improve Recycling This Earth Day

SWANA’s Recycling Media Kit is Now Available Silver Spring, MD – April 15, 2019 – Recycling is an essential public service that shouldn’t be at risk because of short-term market challenges. That message is the most important thing to remember this Earth Day, April 22, and every other day, according to the Solid Waste Association…
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Media Advisory: Changes to Recycling Programs

SWANA Available to Help Reporters Understand How China’s Import Restrictions Are Impacting Local Recycling Efforts in the U.S. and Canada Silver Spring, MD – April 2, 2019 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is recognized as a leading subject matter expert concerning the current challenges and opportunities that local governments and their…
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SWANA Adds New Safety Stickers to Protect Workers

New Collaboration with BrandArmor™ for Slow Down to Get Around Silver Spring, MD – March 6, 2019 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is collaborating with BrandArmor to provide an important new safety decal for the back of waste and recycling collection trucks. BrandArmor has created large, SafetyFirst™ Prismatic Reflective caution decals,…
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Unprecedented Surge in Industry-Related Deaths in January 2019

SWANA Calls for Heightened Focus on Safety Silver Spring, MD – January 22, 2019 – To date, at least 17 fatal incidents have occurred relating to the solid waste industry in the United States and Canada in 2019. The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is calling for a renewed focus on safety in…
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SWANA CEO Appointed as ETTAC Rep

Biderman to Prioritize Solid Waste-related Opportunities Silver Spring, MD – February 20, 2019 – The CEO and Executive Director of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), David Biderman, has been appointed again to the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC), representing the waste management and recycling segment of the U.S. environmental technology industry.…
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