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WASTECON Zooms in on Disruption

SWANA’s leadership summittransitions to virtual event January 26–28, 2021 Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announces WASTECON® will be held January 26–28, 2021 as a virtual event. SWANA’s re-engineered executive leadership summit for the solid waste and recycling industry will be more accessible than ever. Each keynote session will…
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SWANA’s Executive Leadership Summit

WASTECON® Transitions to Virtual Event in January 2021 Silver Spring, MD – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and concern for the health and safety of participants, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has cancelled the WASTECON® that would have taken place December 7-10 in Dallas, Texas. SWANA’s executive leadership summit for the…
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SWANA Signs U.S. Plastics Pact

Joins more than 70 other stakeholders to bring one voice to U.S. packaging  Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce its participation in the U.S. Plastics Pact, an agreement to work collectively towards a common vision of a circular economy for plastics. The U.S. Plastics Pact…
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SWANA Supports Safe + Sound Week to Protect America’s Workers

Worker fatalities in the first half of 2020 show more needs to be done Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to support Safe + Sound Week, August 10 – 16. This nationwide event held each August recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers…
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SWANA Announces Professional Achievement Award Winners

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual Professional Achievement Awards. The Professional Achievement Awards recognize SWANA members for their valuable and distinguished contributions to SWANA, the solid waste and recycling industry, and the public. These award winners were nominated by their…
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SWANA Submits Over 1,500 Facial Covering Orders to HHS

2.4 million facial coverings requested for solid waste and recycling workers Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has collected and submitted orders for cloth face coverings on behalf of the entire U.S. solid waste and recycling industry to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS, along…
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SWANA to Redevelop Leading Industry Certification and Course for Managers of Landfill Operations

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has issued a Request for Proposals to redevelop the leading industry certification and course for Managers of Landfill Operations (MOLO). Proposals are due by August 28, 8:00 p.m. EDT. A mandatory conference call for prospective respondents is scheduled for August 6, 2:00 p.m.…
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SWANApalooza Sessions Now Available for Purchase

Keynotes from SWANA’s Technical Conference including COVID-19, Recycling, PFAS, and more Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is making individual keynote sessions from virtual SWANApalooza available for purchase. These recordings are now available for download and viewing. This provides solid waste and recycling professionals a convenient (and affordable) way to…
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SWANA Renews Affinity Program Relationship with Re-TRAC Connect

Expanded program introduces Municipal Measurement Program Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has renewed its agreement with Re-TRAC Connect™ as a participant in SWANA’s Affinity Program. With the renewed and expanded relationship, more services, such as the Municipal Measurement Program™, are also being made available to SWANA Members. “SWANA…
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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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