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New SWANA Report Presents Guidance on Landfill Odor Control

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation’s report provides solid waste managers with up-to-date information and guidance on materials and strategies that can be used to control offensive odors emanating from the working face of landfills. Silver Spring, MD – Landfills are one of the major sources of nuisance odors in their host communities and can cause vociferous…
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Richard Yep, CAE, FASAE, Named SWANA Interim ED

Acclaimed association leader, Richard Yep, CAE, FASAE, has been named Interim Executive Director of the Solid Waste Association of North America effective April 6, 2023. “On behalf of the SWANA Board of Directors, I’m pleased to announce Richard as SWANA’s Interim ED,” said Tim Flanagan, SWANA President, and Project Director, SCS Engineers. “With more than…
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SWANA Makes DEI Appointments

April 6, 2023 — After a recruitment effort distributed to more than 10,000 members of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), 12 individuals have been tapped to join three original members on SWANA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Steering Committee for the next 12 months. The purpose of the 15-member Committee is to…
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Important Announcement from SWANA Board of Directors

SWANA is excited to implement its 2023–2027 strategic plan and to achieve the four goals in the plan. These goals include getting off the top 10 most dangerous jobs; becoming climate champions; reframing the perception of industry as employers of choice including engaging young professionals and improving industry conditions through diversity, equity, and inclusion; and…
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SWANA Reports Increase in 2022 Worker Fatalities

Post-collection and maintenance activities contribute to rise The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) reported an increase in worker fatalities in 2022 in the United States and Canada after a dramatic drop in 2021. For 2022, 46 solid waste industry worker fatalities were recorded by SWANA compared to 28 the year before. “SWANA is…
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SWANA Announces Two New Safety Awards for 2023

Best Safety Training Program and Workplace Wellness Award Added to Award Categories The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce two new categories for the 2023 SWANA Safety Awards – Best Safety Training Program Award and the Workplace Wellness Award. These will join the Best Safety Innovation and Biggest Safety Improvement…
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SWANA Announces 2023 Technical Division Award Winners

Awards ceremony will take place in-person at SOAR in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, April 18 at 9:00 am ET as part of the SOAR Opening Keynote and Award Presentations The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce the 2023 Technical Divisions Award winners. Communication, Education and Marketing Technical Division Awards Christina…
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New Report Focuses on Advanced Air Pollution Control Options for Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Facilities

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation (ARF) report evaluates options for NOX control and carbon capture at these facilities Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) has released a new report, Advanced Air Pollution Control at Waste-to-Energy Facilities. This report provides a state-of-the-art review— supplemented by case studies—of…
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SWANA Executive Director reappointed to US Commerce Department advisory committee

SWANA will continue advising US government on expanding US exports of solid waste goods and services Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to announce David Biderman, SWANA CEO and Executive Director, has been appointed again to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC), representing…
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SWANA Introduces Safety First eNewsletter in February

Safety tip sheet will replace Safety Matters to reflect Goal 1 of SWANA Strategic Plan The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce that its weekly safety e-newsletter Safety Matters will be rebranded as Safety First effective February 1, 2023. This name change reflects the decision to make moving the waste…
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