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SWANA Supports Safe + Sound Week to Protect America’s Workers

Worker fatalities in the first half of 2020 show more needs to be done Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to support Safe + Sound Week, August 10 – 16. This nationwide event held each August recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers…
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SWANA Announces Professional Achievement Award Winners

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual Professional Achievement Awards. The Professional Achievement Awards recognize SWANA members for their valuable and distinguished contributions to SWANA, the solid waste and recycling industry, and the public. These award winners were nominated by their…
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SWANA Submits Over 1,500 Facial Covering Orders to HHS

2.4 million facial coverings requested for solid waste and recycling workers Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has collected and submitted orders for cloth face coverings on behalf of the entire U.S. solid waste and recycling industry to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS, along…
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SWANA to Redevelop Leading Industry Certification and Course for Managers of Landfill Operations

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has issued a Request for Proposals to redevelop the leading industry certification and course for Managers of Landfill Operations (MOLO). Proposals are due by August 28, 8:00 p.m. EDT. A mandatory conference call for prospective respondents is scheduled for August 6, 2:00 p.m.…
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SWANApalooza Sessions Now Available for Purchase

Keynotes from SWANA’s Technical Conference including COVID-19, Recycling, PFAS, and more Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is making individual keynote sessions from virtual SWANApalooza available for purchase. These recordings are now available for download and viewing. This provides solid waste and recycling professionals a convenient (and affordable) way to…
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SWANA Renews Affinity Program Relationship with Re-TRAC Connect

Expanded program introduces Municipal Measurement Program Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has renewed its agreement with Re-TRAC Connect™ as a participant in SWANA’s Affinity Program. With the renewed and expanded relationship, more services, such as the Municipal Measurement Program™, are also being made available to SWANA Members. “SWANA…
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Free Face Coverings for Solid Waste and Recycling Industry

SWANA Collecting Orders for Fulfillment by FEMA, HHS The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is collecting orders online for cloth face coverings through July 17 on behalf of the entire U.S. solid waste and recycling industry. These face coverings will be available at no cost to companies and agencies in the industry. The…
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SWANA Submits Statement on Recycling Challenges for U.S. Senate Hearing

Statement Focuses on Impact of COVID-19 on Recycling Programs and Operations The Solid Waste Association of America (SWANA) has submitted a written statement to the leadership of the U.S. Senate Committee of Environment and Public Works (EPW) concerning some of the challenges facing recycling in the United States. This is in conjunction with the Committee’s…
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SWANA Encourages All to Celebrate Waste and Recycling Workers Week

Waste and Recycling Workers Week takes place annually the week of June 17 The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) emphasizes the importance of recognizing and appreciating solid waste and recycling workers for their valuable contributions to protect human health and the environment. The week of June 17, Waste and Recycling Workers Week reminds…
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Last Chance to Register for SWANApalooza

SWANA’s Technical Conference Goes Virtual Next Week SWANA’s premier technical conference will take place the week of June 22-25. Virtual SWANApalooza will be a combination of livestreamed keynote presentations, pre-recorded technical presentations, livestreamed discussions and briefings, video chats, chat box forums, and an interactive exhibit site. Michael Greenberg, SWANA’s President, noted “The event includes a terrific line…
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