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SWANA Scholarships Available

SWANA FL Scholarship Program DescriptionApply by May 1stPURPOSE: The Florida Sunshine Chapter of SWANA hereby establishes a Scholarship Fund to assist deserving students in obtaining a post-secondary education, as long as certain requirements, as outlined below, are met. AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIPS: Up to two scholarships will be awarded.  Each scholarship will be valued at $2,000.00 per…
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SWANA Announces 2024 Technical Division Award Winners

February 27, 2024 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 Technical Division Awards, celebrating outstanding achievements and innovations in solid waste management. “The Technical Division Awards spotlight exemplary programs, facilities, and individuals dedicated to advancing sustainable waste management practices. We are excited to congratulate…
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SWANA Leaders Approve New Container Deposit Return System Policy

In a pivotal stride towards environmental sustainability, both the United States and Canada have recently intensified their focus on recycling refund programs, with a keen eye on fostering responsible consumer behavior and minimizing the environmental impact of discarded containers. The spotlight is now on Container Deposit Return Systems (CDRS), which have emerged as a robust…
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SWANA Provides Comments on US “Draft National Strategy for Reducing Food Loss and Waste and Recycling Organics”

February 6, 2024 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) submitted comments on the US Draft National Strategy for Reducing Food Loss and Waste and Recycling Organics. SWANA supports the intent of the draft strategy and has several recommendations for strengthening the strategy’s objectives and strategic actions. “SWANA appreciates the opportunity to submit…
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US EPA Proposed Changes to Waste Combustor and Landfill Emissions Standards and Factors

US EPA Proposed Amendments to Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources: Large Municipal Waste Combustors (Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2017–0183): The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the new source performance standards (NSPS) and emission guidelines (EG) for large municipal solid waste (MSW) combustors.  The proposed amendments…
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SWANA Provides Comments on US IRS Proposed Regulations for Energy Tax Credits

January 23, 2024 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) submitted comments on the US Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Definition of Energy Property and Rules Applicable to the Energy Credit, Docket ID No. IRS-2023-0054. The United…
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SWANA Comments on EPA Meaningful Involvement Policy

January 16, 2024 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) submitted comments on the US EPA’s draft policy, Achieving Health and Environmental Protection Through EPA’s Meaningful Involvement Policy, which provides guidance to EPA staff on how to engage the public. SWANA supports the EPA’s proposed strategies and provides recommendations on how the EPA…
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SWANA Statement on US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2022 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

January 10, 2024 – The US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its 2022 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. The results showed that “refuse and recyclable materials collectors” was the 7th deadliest job that year, the same rank as 2021 but down from 6th most dangerous in 2020. The overall rate…
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SWANA Signs Letter of Support for RNG Tax Credits

December 22, 2023 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) recently signed onto a letter of support initiated by Natural Gas Vehicles for America in support of the Renewable Natural Gas Incentive Act of 2023, H.R. 2448, which proposes to establish a $1/gallon tax credit for the use of renewable natural gas (RNG)…
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Congratulations 2023 SWANA International Road-E-O Winners

The 1st and 2nd place winners of our 2023 SWANA FL Road-E-O represented our chapter this weekend at the 2023 SWANA International Road-E-O in Denver, Colorado. Our contestants did great, and we brought home three trophies! Congratulations to Drew Lashbrook with Lee County (2nd – Loader), Joe Marshall with Clearwater (3rd – Tractor Trailor) and…
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