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SWANA CEO Appointed as ETTAC Rep

Biderman to Prioritize Solid Waste-related Opportunities Silver Spring, MD – February 20, 2019 – The CEO and Executive Director of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), David Biderman, has been appointed again to the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC), representing the waste management and recycling segment of the U.S. environmental technology industry.…
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SWANA Announces 2019 Award Winners

Honorees to be recognized in February at SWANApalooza in Boston Silver Spring, MD – February 11, 2019 – The Technical Divisions of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) have voted to recognize two outstanding members and a company for achievement, volunteer efforts and leadership in 2019. Distinguished Individual Achievement Awards are being presented…
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Waste Associations Call for Performance-Based End to PCC

Determine closure based on site specifics rather than number of years SWANA and NWRA today are jointly releasing documents recommending a major shift in the process states use to determine when closed municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are ready to end post-closure care (PCC). “NWRA and SWANA worked hard to develop this document together. We…
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SWANA’s Response to BLS 2017 Industry Fatality Data

Solid Waste Collection Still 5th Deadliest Job Silver Spring, MD – Refuse and recyclable material collection remains the 5th deadliest job in the United States, a position it has held since 2013, according to just-released statistics. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released 2017 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries showing…
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SWANA Celebrates America Recycles Day

SWANA Celebrates America Recycles Day Encourages Recycling Right in PSA Silver Spring, MD – November 13, 2018 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) encourages everyone to support recycling as they celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15. “It is important not only to recycle, but do it right,” said David Biderman, SWANA’s…
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SWANA Awarded U.S. Department of State Grant for Landfill Training in Colombia

SWANA Awarded U.S. Department of State Grant for Landfill Training in Colombia Will Bring Expertise, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announces that it has been awarded a two-year grant from the United States Department of State to identify regulatory gaps, offer landfill training, and provide capacity building relating…
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Board of Directors and Awards Nomination Forms

SWANA Florida Sunshine Chapter members, The 2018 Board of Directors Nomination Form is now available.  The deadline to nominate individuals for the Board of Directors is Friday, April 13, 2018.  Four Director positions will be filled.  We strongly encourage public and private sector members to apply as this will maintain balance to the board.  If you…
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Call for Papers – 2018 SWANA FL Summer Conference

The Program Committee of the SWANA Florida Sunshine Chapter is requesting abstracts from persons interested in participating in the chapter’s 2018 Summer Conference, our 40th Anniversary Celebration.  We invite all of you to come and share your experiences with waste management, diversion and recycling with your colleagues.  We’ve identified some tentative session topics in the Call for…
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Congratulations to the 2017 SWANA Internatioal Road-E-O Winners!

Click HERE for a list of winners and competition score sheets.

Congratulations to Florida Atlantic University

Congratulations to Florida Atlantic University for winning 1st place in the Student Design Competition at Solid Waste Association of North America WASTECON!