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SWANA Energy Recovery Options Report Free to Members

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation analyzes recovery options for non-recycled plastics Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) is pleased to announce the report, Energy Recovery Options for Non-Recycled Plastic Discards, is now available to SWANA members for free. As more attention focuses on the proliferation of…
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SWANA Announces 2021 Safety Award Winners

Winners to be honored at WASTECON® in November Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce that the 2021 SWANA Safety Award winners are: Waste Connections of Canada -Toronto District for Biggest Safety Improvement; Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) of New Jersey for Best Safety Innovation; and…
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SWANA Urges All Solid Waste Employees to Get Vaccinated

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) urges all solid waste workers in the private and public sectors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations and to get booster shots as they become available. Getting vaccinated is the best way to reduce the number of deaths and serious illnesses associated with the coronavirus,…
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SWANA Issues RFP for Development of a Canadian Adaptation of its MOLO Certification and Course

Response Deadline: Friday, September 24, 8:00 pm EDT Mandatory Pre-proposal Submission Conference Call: Monday, September 13, 2:00 pm EDT Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop a Canadian adaptation of its leading industry certification and course for Managers of Landfill Operations…
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SWANA Announces Seven 2021 Professional Achievement Award Winners

SWANA is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual Professional Achievement Awards. The Robert L. Lawrence Distinguished Service Award The Robert L. Lawrence Distinguished Service Award is SWANA’s highest recognition to an individual in the field of solid waste management. It is awarded to a member or non-member who, by his/her/their service to the field…
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SWANA Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Urges House of Representatives to Pass Bill Promptly Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) applauds the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act earlier today. The bill, which contains funding specifically allocated to improving recycling programs, should be scheduled for a vote promptly in the House…
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SWANA Executive Director Elected as Chair of ETTAC Waste Management and Circular Economy Subcommittee

SWANA continues expanding its international participation Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to announce David Biderman, SWANA CEO and Executive Director, has been elected as Chair of the Department of Commerce’s Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee’s (ETTAC) Waste Management and Circular Economy Subcommittee. “I am honored to…
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SWANA Urges Helpers Not to Ride on Steps When Truck is Backing

Reminder issued in response to Long Island fatality Silver Spring, MD – Over the weekend, a solid waste collection employee died following a fatal collision with a tractor trailer in Nassau County, just outside of New York City. According to local media reports, the truck was backing onto a customer’s property when it was struck.…
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SWANA Welcomes IOA to Affinity Program

Insurance Office of America will help SWANA expand safety-related offerings Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to welcome the Insurance Office of America (IOA) to SWANA’s Affinity Program. “I am very excited to add IOA to SWANA’s growing list of affinity programs and safety-related services,” stated SWANA…
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SWANA Reports Decline in Fatal Incidents in First Half of 2021

Encourages frontline workers to stay vigilant through the summer Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) reports a decrease in solid waste worker fatalities in the first half of 2021. Through June 25, preliminary data collected by SWANA shows 50% fewer on-the-job deaths compared to the previous three years in…
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