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SWANA Urges High Priority to Solid Waste and Recycling Sector for COVID-19 Vaccines

SWANA sends letter to CDC asking for solid waste and recycling industry to receive access to vaccines immediately after health care workers Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) submitted a letter to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to prioritize…
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SWANA’s New Spring Technical Conference Rescheduled

SOAR 2021 will now take place June 14–17, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to announce the new premier Spring technical conference for local governments and the solid waste and recycling industry, SOAR 2021. With new dates, SOAR 2021 is planned to…
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SWANA Participates in America Recycles: Summit and Innovation Fair

EPA announces National Recycling Goals and discusses National Recycling Strategy with stakeholders at the Summit  Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is participating in the America Recycles: Summit and Innovation Fair hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on November 16–17, 2020. SWANA is pleased to again be…
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Media Advisory: Recycling in the United States

SWANA available to discuss America Recycles Day and important developments relating to the U.S. recycling industry Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is recognized as a leading subject matter expert concerning the current challenges and opportunities facing recycling. SWANA has also been  providing guidance and information to municipal and private…
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SWANA and Glad Expand Eligibility for Solid Waste and Recycling Workers Impacted By COVID-19 Pandemic

Sanitation Workers Support Fund will provide financial assistance to supervisors and others with direct contact with front-line collection workers Silver Spring, MD – Glad and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) are pleased to announce the expansion of the Sanitation Workers Support Fund (Fund) providing financial assistance to solid waste and recycling workers…
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Recycling Workgroup Survey

The Florida Recycling Workgroup consist of professionals in the recycling industry; local governments; corporations; and associations. The goal is to submit a reasonable recycling plan to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection by the end of 2020. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VHX2FHM

White Paper Looks at the State of Plastic Waste Management

SWANA provides members with insight on new and emerging issues Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has issued a new white paper for SWANA members, State of Plastic Waste Management in the United States and Canada, that gives a timely snapshot of the issue for solid waste and recycling…
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New Guide Helps MRFs Manage Lithium Batteries Safely

NW&RA, ISRI and SWANA Issue Joint Document to Prevent Fires and Injuries from Improperly Disposed Batteries The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA), the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc (ISRI), and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) have developed a Guide for Developing Lithium Battery Management Practices at Materials Recovery Facilities. The…
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New Report Focuses on Curbside Recycling Options

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation report examines three case studies Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) has released a new report, Curbside Recycling Collection Options, which presents three curbside recycling options for recycling and sustainability program managers to consider in their efforts to reduce inbound contamination…
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SWANA and ISRI Join Together to Host MRF Summit

Virtual event will take place November 18-19, 2020 Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) will partner again for the return of the MRF Summit, taking place November 18–19, 2020. This year’s virtual event will explore key issues affecting Materials Recovery…
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