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SWANA Announces Three 2022 Professional Achievement Award Winners

Three members are recognized with the Robert L. Lawrence Distinguished Service Award, SWANA’s Professional Achievement Award, and SWANA’s Life Member Award Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual Professional Achievement Awards. Three members of the association are recognized: Kathy Morris, with the Robert L.…
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SWANA Launches WASTECON® 2022 Registration

Registration for SWANA’s Executive Leadership Summit is now available The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) officially opened registration for WASTECON 2022 last week. WASTECON is SWANA’s annual conference which brings together leaders from throughout the solid waste industry. This year’s summit will be located at the San Diego Convention Center and will take…
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SWANA Supports Passage of Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act

Urges House of Representatives to schedule legislation for a vote quickly Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) supports Senate passage of the Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act (S. 3742) to establish a grant program for communities who lack recycling access. “SWANA applauds the Senate for unanimously passing the Recycling Infrastructure…
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SWANA Urges EPA to Develop Recycling Grant Programs for Communities of All Sizes

Comments submitted on infrastructure, education, and outreach grant programs Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has provided comments to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for solid waste prevention, management, and recycling initiatives. SWANA urges EPA to create a grant application process…
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SWANA Announces New President of Board of Directors

Officers move into new positions; new member of leadership added Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announces Timothy S. Flanagan as the new President of the SWANA Board of Directors. As of July 1, Flanagan has been at the helm of SWANA’s 21-member board after Brenda A. Haney, PE transitioned…
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Organizations Provide EPA with Best Practices for Lithium Battery Recycling

Organizations Provide Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with Best Practices for Collection and Recycling Labeling Guidelines on Lithium Battery Recycling (Washington, DC) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry™, National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA), and Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) issued a joint letter to EPA Administrator…
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SWANA Applauds House Subcommittee for Hearing on Important Recycling Legislation

Members urged to support “Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act of 2022” The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) commends the US House Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change for holding a hearing to consider several bills to repair and improve our nation’s recycling system. A letter urging action on the “Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility…
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SWANA Recognizes Industry Workers for Waste and Recycling Workers Week

SWANA encourages the community to thank men and women in the waste and recycling industry Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) recognizes all solid waste workers, and in particular, front-line collection employees, for the great work they do helping to keep communities clean and safe. Driving a waste collection…
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SWANA & Oceans Caucus Foundation Host Congressional Briefing on Recycling

Panel addresses EPA actions and how to achieve recycling goals federally Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) along with the Oceans Caucus Foundation hosted a briefing on May 26 for staff on Capitol Hill on implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Recycling Strategy and 50% recycling goal.…
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SWANA Announces New Hires and Promotions

Four new hires bring fresh perspective; two promotions reflect growth in the organization Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is excited to announce four new hires on the team: Natalie Garcia as Technical Division Manager, Amanda Suntag as Marketing & Communications Program Manager, Kimberly Pittmon as Database Specialist, and…
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