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SWANA Issues Canadian Recycling Myths vs Facts Sheet

Association urges the media to provide accurate information about the state of recycling in Canada Silver Spring, MD – June 4, 2019 – In response to misleading and confusing information reported about the state of recycling in Canada, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has developed a flyer that provides current and accurate…
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SWANA Challenges Communities to Continue to Improve Recycling This Earth Day

SWANA’s Recycling Media Kit is Now Available Silver Spring, MD – April 15, 2019 – Recycling is an essential public service that shouldn’t be at risk because of short-term market challenges. That message is the most important thing to remember this Earth Day, April 22, and every other day, according to the Solid Waste Association…
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SWANA FL Board of Directors and Awards Nominations Forms Available

The 2019 Board of Directors Nomination Form is now available.  The deadline to nominate individuals for the Board of Directors is Friday, May 10, 2019.  Four Officer positions and four Chapter Director positions will be filled.  We strongly encourage public and private sector members to apply as this will maintain balance to the board.  If you…
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Media Advisory: Changes to Recycling Programs

SWANA Available to Help Reporters Understand How China’s Import Restrictions Are Impacting Local Recycling Efforts in the U.S. and Canada Silver Spring, MD – April 2, 2019 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is recognized as a leading subject matter expert concerning the current challenges and opportunities that local governments and their…
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SWANA Adds New Safety Stickers to Protect Workers

New Collaboration with BrandArmor™ for Slow Down to Get Around Silver Spring, MD – March 6, 2019 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is collaborating with BrandArmor to provide an important new safety decal for the back of waste and recycling collection trucks. BrandArmor has created large, SafetyFirst™ Prismatic Reflective caution decals,…
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Unprecedented Surge in Industry-Related Deaths in January 2019

SWANA Calls for Heightened Focus on Safety Silver Spring, MD – January 22, 2019 – To date, at least 17 fatal incidents have occurred relating to the solid waste industry in the United States and Canada in 2019. The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is calling for a renewed focus on safety in…
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SWANA CEO Appointed as ETTAC Rep

Biderman to Prioritize Solid Waste-related Opportunities Silver Spring, MD – February 20, 2019 – The CEO and Executive Director of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), David Biderman, has been appointed again to the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC), representing the waste management and recycling segment of the U.S. environmental technology industry.…
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SWANA Announces 2019 Award Winners

Honorees to be recognized in February at SWANApalooza in Boston Silver Spring, MD – February 11, 2019 – The Technical Divisions of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) have voted to recognize two outstanding members and a company for achievement, volunteer efforts and leadership in 2019. Distinguished Individual Achievement Awards are being presented…
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Waste Associations Call for Performance-Based End to PCC

Determine closure based on site specifics rather than number of years SWANA and NWRA today are jointly releasing documents recommending a major shift in the process states use to determine when closed municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are ready to end post-closure care (PCC). “NWRA and SWANA worked hard to develop this document together. We…
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SWANA’s Response to BLS 2017 Industry Fatality Data

Solid Waste Collection Still 5th Deadliest Job Silver Spring, MD – Refuse and recyclable material collection remains the 5th deadliest job in the United States, a position it has held since 2013, according to just-released statistics. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released 2017 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries showing…
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