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Waste and Recycling Workers Week Celebrations

Waste and Recycling Workers Week is June 17-21, 2024. During this special week of celebration for Waste and Recycling Workers Week, we join together to thank the women and men who work daily to keep our neighborhoods and streets safe and clean! Visit our chapter’s Facebook page or click HERE to see the celebrations happening…
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It’s a Stinky Story: How Pasco County is Turning Poop into Profits!

Pasco’s Solid Waste Department has one of the smelliest jobs in the county. They’re in charge of getting rid of biosolids. What’s a biosolid? Simply put – it’s POOP! We use a state-of-the-art process to turn waste into fertilizer – keeping it out of landfills and producing a commercially-viable product. Watch to see how it’s…
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SWANA Applauds the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee for Holding a Hearing on Efforts to Improve Reuse and Recycling

May 22, 2024 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has issued a letter to the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee commending the committee’s hearing on Efforts to Improve Reuse and Recycling in the United States. The letter submitted by SWANA acknowledges funding from the Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling (SWIFR)…
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Jeremy O’Brien Selected to Join National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee

May 21, 2024 – SWANA Director of Applied Research Jeremy O’Brien was recently appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Costs and Approaches for Municipal Solid Waste Recycling Programs. “Jeremy’s appointment underscores the breadth of talent within SWANA. We are confident that his expertise will be used to drive positive…
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SOAR 2024: Advancing Solid Waste and Resource Management in Phoenix

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) hosted its highly anticipated event, SOAR, held in Phoenix, Arizona from April 15–18, 2024. The technical conference reflected SWANA’s ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and the pursuit of sustainable waste and resource management solutions. Attendees experienced a comprehensive lineup of presentations, educational sessions, networking opportunities, experiential learning…
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2024 SWANA FL Road-E-O!

The first and second place winners will represent our chapter at the International Road-E-O in Georgia later this year. TRUCKS TRACTOR TRAILOR 1st – Wayne Gainnie, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County 2nd – Joe Marshall, City of Clearwater 3rd – Mateus Valadao, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County SIDE LOADER 1st –…
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SWANA Comments on EPA Proposed Regulations Regarding PFAS Designation as Hazardous Constituents

April 10, 2024 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) submitted comments on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s proposed regulation on the “Definition of Hazardous Waste Applicable to Corrective Action for Releases From Solid Waste Management Units” and comments on the EPA’s proposed ”Listing of Specific PFAS as Hazardous Constituents.”  EPA’s proposed changes to…
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SWANA Submits Comments on Proposed EPA Regulations on Emissions and IRS Energy Tax Credit Definitions

April 1, 2024 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) recently submitted comments on two sets of US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) draft regulations regarding large municipal waste combustors (LMWCs) and municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill emission factors, as well as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations on energy tax credits for biogas property. The…
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SWANA Advocates for Exemption for Passive Receivers of PFAS

March 20, 2024 – The US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing today on the potential ramifications of designating certain PFAS as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), with a focus on impacts on the waste and water sectors. SWANA has been advocating for landfills…
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SWANA Supports Senate’s Recent Recycling Legislation

SWANA supports the US Senate’s passage of the Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act of 2023 (S.1189) and the Recycling and Composting Accountability Act (S.1194) and urges the House of Representatives to pass companion bills. The Recycling and Composting Accountability Act would improve data collection on US recycling systems and explore the potential of a national…
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