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SWANA Celebrates Earth Day 2021

Continues push for resource management Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) celebrates the 51st anniversary of Earth Day by helping communities advance from solid waste management to resource management. SWANA continues to provide guidance to municipal and private sector waste and recycling operations to help them address ongoing challenges…
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SWANA Accepting 2021 Safety Award Applications

Adds New Category to Recognize Industry’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is accepting submissions for its 2021 Safety Awards, including for a new category recognizing the best agency or company response to the COVID-19 pandemic. SWANA encourages public or private sector solid waste organizations to…
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SWANA Supports RECOVER Act Introduced in Congress

Federal Recycling legislation is necessary to improve recycling infrastructure and reduce contamination Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to support the bipartisan Realizing the Economic Opportunities and Values of Expanding Recycling (RECOVER) Act introduced by United States Representatives Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Larry Bucshon (R-IN). This important…
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SWANA Hires Theresa Rademacher as New Technical Division Manager

Joins SWANA with extensive experience in solid waste industry Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is excited to announce Theresa Rademacher is SWANA’s new Technical Division Manager. Rademacher joins SWANA after managing the Education, Outreach, and Communications for Ada County Solid Waste in Boise, ID. Prior to the role,…
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SWANA’s New Spring Technical Conference Postponed

SOAR will take place March 21–24, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has cancelled SOAR, which was scheduled to take place in Kansas City, MO on June 14–17, 2021. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and concerns about the health and safety of participants,…
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New Report on Reducing Contamination in Curbside Recycling Programs

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation releases report addressing contamination Silver Spring, MD – A new report developed by the  Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) addresses the issue of increased contamination in curbside recycling programs in recent years and its effect on costs and safety at material recovery facilities (MRFs). The…
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SWANA Announces Winners of The International Solid Waste Design Competition

Project focused on solutions to close the Bakoteh Dumpsite and supporting solid waste management in Kanifing, The Gambia Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is excited to announce the winners of the International Solid Waste Design Competition (SWDC). The University of Vermont was selected as the first-place winner as…
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SWANA Reports 52 Solid Waste Industry Worker Fatalities in 2020

SWANA encourages increase in safety training, with focus on collection hazards at Safety Summit Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) reported 52 municipal solid waste industry workers were killed in 2020 in the United States and Canada, with nearly 70 percent occurring during collection. This data was shared by…
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SWANA Launches New Weekly Safety Newsletter

Safety Matters starts same week as SWANA’s Safety Summit Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) officially launches Safety Matters, a weekly safety newsletter that will contain useful information for SWANA members and others in their solid waste companies and agencies. The goal and purpose of Safety Matters is to…
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SWANA Supports Focus on Environmental Issues in Latin America and Caribbean Declaration

The Bridgetown Declaration Outlines COVID-19 Recovery Strategies Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) supports a plan established last week to address environmental issues as a primary strategy to recover from COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean signed…
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