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SWANA Reports Prices for Recyclables Close to Record Highs

SWANA releases important recycling market update Silver Spring, MD – After China’s National Sword policy banned the import of several recyclable materials, curbside residential recycling programs faced challenges in some communities. Since early 2020, there has been a strong recovery in commodity prices for discarded materials, which is having a positive impact on local recycling…
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SWANA Welcomes NCCP Group to Affinity Program

National Credit Card Processing Group offers help reducing credit card processing costs Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) partners with National Credit Card Processing Group (NCCP), a nationally recognized and trusted payment processor headquartered in New York. “SWANA is very pleased to welcome NCCP into our Affinity program of preferred providers,”…
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SWANA Congratulates Adam Ortiz on Appointment as EPA Regional Administrator

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) congratulates Adam Ortiz on his appointment by EPA Administrator Michael Regan as Region 3 Administrator. Ortiz is currently the Director of Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, where he has served since 2019. Ortiz is an active SWANA member and has led Montgomery…
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SWANA Submits Letter to Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

Letter follows recent hearing discussing recycling and plans for a circular economy Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) has sent a letter to the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee in response to a recent EPW hearing and roundtable on recycling and the circular economy. EPW held a…
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SWANA Energy Recovery Options Report Free to Members

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation analyzes recovery options for non-recycled plastics Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) is pleased to announce the report, Energy Recovery Options for Non-Recycled Plastic Discards, is now available to SWANA members for free. As more attention focuses on the proliferation of…
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SWANA Announces 2021 Scholarship Winners

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has selected six students to receive $30,000 in scholarships through its Grant H. Flint Scholarship Program, Gershman Scholarship and the Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship. The number of awards increased in 2021 with the addition of the Harvey W. Gershman Scholarship.  The scholarship winners were drawn from…
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SWANA Announces 2021 Safety Award Winners

Winners to be honored at WASTECON® in November Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce that the 2021 SWANA Safety Award winners are: Waste Connections of Canada -Toronto District for Biggest Safety Improvement; Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) of New Jersey for Best Safety Innovation; and…
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SWANA Urges All Solid Waste Employees to Get Vaccinated

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) urges all solid waste workers in the private and public sectors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations and to get booster shots as they become available. Getting vaccinated is the best way to reduce the number of deaths and serious illnesses associated with the coronavirus,…
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SWANA Issues RFP for Development of a Canadian Adaptation of its MOLO Certification and Course

Response Deadline: Friday, September 24, 8:00 pm EDT Mandatory Pre-proposal Submission Conference Call: Monday, September 13, 2:00 pm EDT Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop a Canadian adaptation of its leading industry certification and course for Managers of Landfill Operations…
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SWANA Announces Seven 2021 Professional Achievement Award Winners

SWANA is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual Professional Achievement Awards. The Robert L. Lawrence Distinguished Service Award The Robert L. Lawrence Distinguished Service Award is SWANA’s highest recognition to an individual in the field of solid waste management. It is awarded to a member or non-member who, by his/her/their service to the field…
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