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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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SWANA Responds to BLS 2018 Industry Fatality Data

Solid Waste Collection Sees Large Increase in Fatalities Silver Spring, MD – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the 2018 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries showing refuse and recyclable material collection remains the fifth deadliest job in the United States. By industry category, solid waste collection workers (NAICS 562111)…
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SWANA Awarded Organization of the Year

Will Continue Providing Leadership, Education and Advocacy Silver Spring, MD – December 9, 2019 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has been awarded the Organization of the Year by Waste Dive, one of the leading trade publications covering the solid waste and recycling industry. The honor is one of Waste Dive’s annual…
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SWANA Supports Recycling Legislation Introduced in Congress

RECOVER Act and RECYCLE Act Provide Necessary Funding for Municipal Programs Silver Spring, MD – November 22, 2019 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) supports legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate that provide necessary federal funding for recycling infrastructure and public education and outreach. On November 15,…
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Congratulations Florida Atlantic University

Students from Florida Atlantic University took first place in SWANA’s International Solid Waste Design Competition (SWDC) at WASTECON in October. SWDC is a student team competition to solve “real world” problems faced by solid waste professionals. This year’s project challenged students on “Evaluating Recycling Rate Metrics and Achieving Recycling Goals.” Congratulations to Sharmily Rahman, Bisho…
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SWANA Joins National Recycling Leaders at 2019 America Recycles Summit

EPA Introduces National Recycling Framework to Guide American Recycling Silver Spring, MD – November 15, 2019 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) joins national recycling leaders at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2019 America Recycles Summit on November 15, 2019, along with Keep America Beautiful, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, and…
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SWANA Co-sponsoring & Exhibiting at America Recycles Innovation Fair

Innovation Fair Showcases Advances in Recycling Industry Silver Spring, MD – November 14, 2019 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) will be exhibiting at the America Recycles Innovation Fair on November 14, 2019, from 1:00 – 6:00 PM ET. SWANA will be showcasing its innovative outreach and education to solid waste professionals,…
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