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Solid Waste and Resource Management Industry Lauds Congressional Hearings on Recycling Programs

National Organization Urges Congressional Action on Proposed Legislation Silver Spring, MD – February 5, 2020 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) commends the U.S. House of Representatives for holding a hearing today on “Strengthening Community Recycling Programs: Challenges and Opportunities.” The February 5 hearing held by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior,…
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Recycling and Waste Management Advocates Commend Senate Passage of Save Our Seas Bill

National Organizations Call on U.S. House of Representatives to Support Curbing of Ocean Debris Silver Spring, MD – January 28, 2020 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and Keep America Beautiful® (KAB) commend and fully support the Senate passage of the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, (S.1982)—via unanimous vote—and now strongly urge…
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SWANA Sets Position on Extended Landfill Care Responsibility

Silver Spring, MD – January 23, 2020 – The obligation to care for closed landfills does not end when regulatory post-closure care periods are complete, according to a new technical policy just released by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). Technical Policy 9.4 – The Long-Term Management of Municipal Solid Waste Landfills states…
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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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