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SWANA Welcomes IOA to Affinity Program

Insurance Office of America will help SWANA expand safety-related offerings Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to welcome the Insurance Office of America (IOA) to SWANA’s Affinity Program. “I am very excited to add IOA to SWANA’s growing list of affinity programs and safety-related services,” stated SWANA…
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SWANA Reports Decline in Fatal Incidents in First Half of 2021

Encourages frontline workers to stay vigilant through the summer Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) reports a decrease in solid waste worker fatalities in the first half of 2021. Through June 25, preliminary data collected by SWANA shows 50% fewer on-the-job deaths compared to the previous three years in…
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New SWANA Report Addresses PFAS in Waste-to-Energy Facilities

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation’s report analyzes destruction of PFAS as municipal solid waste is processed in waste-to-energy facilities Silver Spring, MD – In response to growing public health concerns associated with perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the SWANA Applied Research Foundation (ARF) has issued a report summarizing and analyzing the destruction of PFAS in waste-to-energy…
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Report on Reducing Contamination in Curbside Recycling Programs Free to SWANA Members

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation releases report addressing contamination to members during Sustainable Materials Management Summit Silver Spring, MD –The Solid Waste Association of North America’s(SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) report addresses the issue of increased contamination in curbside recycling programs in recent years and its effect on costs and safety at material recovery facilities (MRFs).…
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Dr. Carlton Waterhouse from US EPA Speaks at SWANA’s Landfill Challenges Summit

Top EPA Appointee Will Offer Comments on PFAS, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice on June 17 Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America ( SWANA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Carlton Waterhouse, recently appointed as Deputy Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management, will be the opening…
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SWANA Hosts Half-day, Virtual Summits for Solid Waste and Recycling Professionals

Sustainable Materials Management and Landfill Challenges Summits taking place June 15 and 17 Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America ( SWANA) will host two half-day, virtual summits in place of SOAR this June. The events will have sessions each day from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT in addition to…
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SWANA Executive Director Reappointed as ETTAC Representative

SWANA will continue advising U.S. government on improving solid waste infrastructure overseas, with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to announce David Biderman has been appointed to the Department of Commerce’s Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) to represent…
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SWANA Welcomes New Safety Ambassador to New York Chapter

Michael Hughes of Casella Waste Systems brings extensive experience to Chapter safety initiatives Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) welcomes Michael Hughes, Corporate Vice President of Safety at Casella Waste Systems, as a new SWANA New York Chapter Safety Ambassador. Hughes joins current Safety Ambassador Paul Zambrotta of Mr.…
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SWANA Addresses Current Labor Shortage in Solid Waste Collection Services

Includes recommendations in response to continuing impact of COVID pandemic Silver Spring, MD – The hiring and retention of drivers and helpers to provide solid waste and recycling collection services is a growing challenge for public sector and private sector service providers. The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) analyzes the current worker shortage…
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SWANA Honors Industry Workers that Have Lost Their Lives

April 28 Marks Workers Memorial Day and National Day of Mourning Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) recognizes  Workers Memorial Day and the  National Day of Mourning in honor of those solid waste and recycling workers that have lost their lives on the job. Today we remember them and offer our…
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