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Florida Legislative Update

Florida’s 2021 Legislative Session began on March 2. Lawmakers are currently gathering to debate state policy, amend existing laws and pass new ones. Several of the senate and house bills that will be discussed over the next 60 days will directly impact the solid waste industry and SWANA FL members. Click HERE for a list…
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Call for Papers – SWANA FL 2021 Virtual Spring Conference

As 2021 begins, the SWANA FL Sunshine Chapter is committed to bringing quality educational opportunities to our members in the coming months. While we are no longer hosting a face-to-face conference in May, we have decided to host an online education and networking event in its place. We are looking for innovative session topics for…
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Recycling Workgroup Survey

The Florida Recycling Workgroup consist of professionals in the recycling industry; local governments; corporations; and associations. The goal is to submit a reasonable recycling plan to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection by the end of 2020.

Sanitation Workers Support Fund

Solid waste and recycling collection is a critical and essential part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The men and women working in the waste and recycling collection industry are on the front lines of protecting human health and the environment. SWANA is collaborating with Glad to support sanitation workers across the United States and Canada…
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SWANA FL Annual Chapter Business Meeting

The SWANA FL Annual Chapter Business Meeting was held virtually on June 18, 2020. Minutes / PowerPoint

House Bill 73 Environmental Regulation Approved by Governor

House Bill 73 Environmental Regulation Approved by GovernorClick HERE for HB73 details

Congratulations Marc Bex!

Marc Bex, Operations Manager, Waste Management Inc. of Florida “Marc Bex has done a phenomenal job at not compromising safety, problem solving customer inquiries to find the right balance between policy and service, honoring commitments, and providing constructive input into program changes or implementations. Marc Bex provides a level of security and confidence to my…
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SWANA FL Announces New Directors

Congratulations to the following individuals who have been elected to the SWANA FL Board of Directors for the 2020-2022 term: Michael Fernandez, Miami Dade County Earl Gloster, City of Clearwater Damien Tramel, Hillsborough County Ravi Kadambala, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

Congratulations Michael Mathews!

Michael Mathews, Senior Customer Service Representative, City of Sarasota “Michael is a veteran team member with over 24 years of service with the City of Sarasota. He has worked in various areas within the city and also as a solid waste equipment operator. He now works hard to educate and take care of any matters…
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Congratulations Charles Lovely!

Charles Lovely, Division Chief 3, Transfer Division, Miami-Dade Department of Solid Waste Management “Mr. Lovely has 36 years of experience in the solid waste industry. He started his career as a tractor-trailer driver. His hard work and skills enabled him to be promoted within the organization. Mr. Lovely’s wealth of knowledge has made a positive…
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