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SWANA Participates in United States’ OECD Environmental Performance Review

SWANA met with international stakeholders on marine litter and recycling Washington, DC – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) participated in stakeholder consultation for the Environmental Performance Review of the United States assessed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Stakeholders discussed the US’s environmental achievements and challenges with a focus…
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New SWANA Report Evaluates Electricity and Other Alternative Fuels for Refuse and Recycling Collection Vehicles

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation’s report provides detailed analyses of fuel options for waste collection fleet managers Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) has issued an important new report assessing the viability of electricity and other alternative fuels for solid waste and recycling collection vehicles. The…
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SWANA Issues Update of 2021 Worker Shortage White Paper

Timely report addresses ongoing collection delays and other challenges facing solid waste employers Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has issued an updated version of its 2021 publication Let’s Work Together: Addressing the Labor Shortage in Solid Waste Collection Services. The report has been revised to reflect changes in…
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SWANA Announces 2022 Safety Award Winners

Awards ceremony to occur at WASTECON® in December The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce the 2022 Safety Award Winners representing leading companies and municipalities in the solid waste industry. This year’s winners are North Texas Municipal Water District – Solid Waste Department for Biggest Safety Improvement; Rumpke Waste &…
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SWANA Statement on EPA’s PFOA and PFOS CERCLA Designation

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is troubled by the potential impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to list perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) as “hazardous substances” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). “SWANA is very concerned that EPA designating PFAS compounds…
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SWANA Strategic Plan Moves Association and Industry Forward, Together

SWANA Board of Directors approves 2023-2027 Strategic Plan Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Board of Directors (BOD) has approved the Association’s next five-year Strategic Plan – Forward, Together, following the highly successful implementation of its 2016-2020 Strategic Plan. The Board reaffirmed the Association’s Core Purpose to advance the…
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SWANA and USAID’s Global Flagship Program Sign MOU to Address Ocean Plastic Pollution

SWANA to provide capacity building and technical assistance to local leaders in rapidly urbanizing, coastal countries The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the US Agency for International Development’s Clean Cities, Blue Ocean (CCBO) program have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which SWANA will provide capacity building and technical assistance…
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SWANA Supports Safe + Sound Week

Encourages solid waste industry to participate and improve worker safety The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to support Safe + Sound Week 2022 in order to recognize successful workplace health and safety programs and provide resources to keep America’s workers safe. This year Safe + Sound Week is August 15 –…
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SWANA Announces Three 2022 Professional Achievement Award Winners

Three members are recognized with the Robert L. Lawrence Distinguished Service Award, SWANA’s Professional Achievement Award, and SWANA’s Life Member Award Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual Professional Achievement Awards. Three members of the association are recognized: Kathy Morris, with the Robert L.…
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SWANA Launches WASTECON® 2022 Registration

Registration for SWANA’s Executive Leadership Summit is now available The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) officially opened registration for WASTECON 2022 last week. WASTECON is SWANA’s annual conference which brings together leaders from throughout the solid waste industry. This year’s summit will be located at the San Diego Convention Center and will take…
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