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The 2020 SWANA FL Road-E-O has been tentatively rescheduled to July 10-11, 2020.

After careful deliberation and consideration of the best information available to us at this time, given the unfolding concerns regarding COVID-19, SWANA FL has concluded, with regret, that we cannot proceed with the chapter Road-E-O as planned in April. This decision was not made lightly. We made this decision with the health and physical safety…
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Board of Directors and Awards Nomination Forms Available

The 2020 Board of Directors Nomination Form is now available.  The deadline to nominate individuals for the Board of Directors is Monday, March 30, 2020.  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 would like to nominate…
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New Report: Highest Shortage of Truck Drivers in a Decade Uniquely Impacts Waste Collection Industry

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation identifies causes and solutions including the recruitment of female drivers Silver Spring, MD – February 10, 2020 – Latest trucking statistics show that the shortage of over-the-road (OTR) truck drivers in the U.S. is at the highest level it has been in 15 years–a driver shortage mirrored in the waste collection…
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Solid Waste and Resource Management Industry Lauds Congressional Hearings on Recycling Programs

National Organization Urges Congressional Action on Proposed Legislation Silver Spring, MD – February 5, 2020 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) commends the U.S. House of Representatives for holding a hearing today on “Strengthening Community Recycling Programs: Challenges and Opportunities.” The February 5 hearing held by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior,…
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Recycling and Waste Management Advocates Commend Senate Passage of Save Our Seas Bill

National Organizations Call on U.S. House of Representatives to Support Curbing of Ocean Debris Silver Spring, MD – January 28, 2020 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and Keep America Beautiful® (KAB) commend and fully support the Senate passage of the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, (S.1982)—via unanimous vote—and now strongly urge…
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SWANA Sets Position on Extended Landfill Care Responsibility

Silver Spring, MD – January 23, 2020 – The obligation to care for closed landfills does not end when regulatory post-closure care periods are complete, according to a new technical policy just released by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). Technical Policy 9.4 – The Long-Term Management of Municipal Solid Waste Landfills states…
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SWANA Announces Winners of 2019 Safety Awards

Safety Award Winners Recognized at WASTECON 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona Silver Spring, MD – August 1, 2019 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is excited to announce the 2019 SWANA Safety Award recipients chosen by the SWANA Safety Committee. These awards recognize those who have demonstrated a profound commitment to improving employee…
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New Report Focuses on Safety at Landfills

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation report identifies causes of incidents and identifies solutions Silver Spring, MD – January 7, 2020 – Safety is a primary focus for the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). The SWANA Applied Research Foundation (ARF) identified the need for research on innovations in employee and customer safety at municipal solid…
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SWANA Welcomes New Marketing Director

Anthony Viardo joins SWANA as Director of Marketing and Digital Communications Silver Spring, MD – January 13, 2020 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is excited to welcome new Director of Marketing & Digital Communications, Anthony Viardo, to #TeamSWANA and the solid waste sector. “Anthony has a strong marketing and communications background,…
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New Report Focuses on Safety at Landfills

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation report identifies causes of incidents and identifies solutions Silver Spring, MD – January 7, 2020 – Safety is a primary focus for the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). The SWANA Applied Research Foundation (ARF) identified the need for research on innovations in employee and customer safety at municipal solid…
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