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New Report Focuses on Landfill Long-Term Management Issues

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation releases report to address landfill site management following the post-closure care period Silver Spring, MD – A new report developed by the SWANA Applied Research Foundation (ARF) addresses two important questions associated with the landfill disposal of waste – namely, what tasks will be required to manage closed landfills following the…
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SWANA Urges CDC to Explicitly Identify Waste & Recycling Workers as Frontline Essential for COVID-19 Vaccine

SWANA asks CDC advisory committee to clarify vaccine distribution guidance Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) urged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to include solid waste and recycling industry workers as Phase 1(b) COVID-19 vaccine recipients. The ACIP has already recommended…
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SWANA Announces New Scholarship

The Harvey W. Gershman Scholarship available to university juniors and seniors Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to announce the creation of the Harvey W. Gershman Scholarship for university juniors and seniors pursuing a career in solid waste, recycling, or sustainable resource management. The new scholarship of…
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BLS Reports Solid Waste and Recycling Collectors Have Sixth Highest Fatality Rate

SWANA pushes to keep reducing incidents through continued safety focus, training, and resources Silver Spring, MD – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the 2019 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries showing that refuse and recyclable materials collectors had the 6th deadliest occupation in the United States. This is a slight improvement…
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SWANA Requests Priority for Solid Waste and Recycling Sector in Canada for COVID-19 Vaccines

SWANA sends letter to Health Canada asking for solid waste and recycling workers to receive prioritized access to vaccines Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) submitted a letter to Health Canada requesting that solid waste and recycling sector workers be prioritized to receive the COVID-19 vaccines. The sector has…
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SWANA Submits Comments on National Recycling Strategy

Urges EPA to continue and expand its active and visible role in recycling at the national level Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has submitted comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) draft National Recycling Strategy. SWANA strongly supports EPA having an active and visible role at the…
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SWANA Applauds Passage of Save our Seas 2.0 Act

SWANA strongly supports the bill, which provides financial support to local programs, including recycling Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) applauds Congress for passage of the bipartisan Save our Seas 2.0 Act ( S.1982). We urge President Trump to sign this important legislation. SWANA particularly thanks U.S. Senators Dan…
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SWANA Urges High Priority to Solid Waste and Recycling Sector for COVID-19 Vaccines

SWANA sends letter to CDC asking for solid waste and recycling industry to receive access to vaccines immediately after health care workers Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) submitted a letter to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to prioritize…
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SWANA’s New Spring Technical Conference Rescheduled

SOAR 2021 will now take place June 14–17, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to announce the new premier Spring technical conference for local governments and the solid waste and recycling industry, SOAR 2021. With new dates, SOAR 2021 is planned to…
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SWANA Participates in America Recycles: Summit and Innovation Fair

EPA announces National Recycling Goals and discusses National Recycling Strategy with stakeholders at the Summit  Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is participating in the America Recycles: Summit and Innovation Fair hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on November 16–17, 2020. SWANA is pleased to again be…
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