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SWANA Provides Comments on US “Draft National Strategy for Reducing Food Loss and Waste and Recycling Organics”

February 6, 2024 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) submitted comments on the US Draft National Strategy for Reducing Food Loss and Waste and Recycling Organics. SWANA supports the intent of the draft strategy and has several recommendations for strengthening the strategy’s objectives and strategic actions. “SWANA appreciates the opportunity to submit…
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SWANA Provides Comments on US IRS Proposed Regulations for Energy Tax Credits

January 23, 2024 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) submitted comments on the US Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Definition of Energy Property and Rules Applicable to the Energy Credit, Docket ID No. IRS-2023-0054. The United…
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SWANA Comments on EPA Meaningful Involvement Policy

January 16, 2024 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) submitted comments on the US EPA’s draft policy, Achieving Health and Environmental Protection Through EPA’s Meaningful Involvement Policy, which provides guidance to EPA staff on how to engage the public. SWANA supports the EPA’s proposed strategies and provides recommendations on how the EPA…
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SWANA Statement on US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2022 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

January 10, 2024 – The US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its 2022 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. The results showed that “refuse and recyclable materials collectors” was the 7th deadliest job that year, the same rank as 2021 but down from 6th most dangerous in 2020. The overall rate…
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SWANA Signs Letter of Support for RNG Tax Credits

December 22, 2023 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) recently signed onto a letter of support initiated by Natural Gas Vehicles for America in support of the Renewable Natural Gas Incentive Act of 2023, H.R. 2448, which proposes to establish a $1/gallon tax credit for the use of renewable natural gas (RNG)…
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SWANA Welcomes Amy Lestition Burke, CAE, FASAE, as New Executive Director/CEO

October 4, 2023 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), today announced it has appointed Amy Lestition Burke, MA, CAE, FASAE, as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. Lestition Burke, a seasoned association executive, will usher in a new vision of innovation at SWANA. “It is an honor to lead SWANA and represent…
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SWANA Announces 2023 Young Professionals of the Year

September 19, 2023 — The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)’s Young Professional of the Year Award formally acknowledges the hard work and dedication of young professionals (YPs) in the solid waste industry. Applicants submitted a letter of interest, a current resume, and letters of recommendation from an immediate supervisor and a professional in…
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SWANA is Hiring a New Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer

July 11, 2023 — SWANA is hiring a new Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer. This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative, experienced executive to grow an association and to further position it in the solid waste and resource management profession. The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) of Silver Spring, MD seeks an inspirational…
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SWANA Recognizes Four Outstanding Safety Programs

Winners of 2023 SWANA Safety Awards Announced The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is honored to recognize the recipients of the 2023 SWANA Safety Awards. This year’s winners are Anne Arundel County, MD, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Waste Management Services for Biggest Safety Improvement; City of Goodyear, AZ, Public Works Department…
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Braille Labels Available for Garbage and Recycling Carts for the Visually Impaired in Broken Arrow, OK

Taking out the trash and recyclables is getting a little bit easier for the City’s blind or visually impaired customers who read Braille. Beginning June 5, the City of Broken Arrow will be the first municipality in the area to offer recycling and garbage labels for each cart written in Braille. “We pride ourselves in…
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