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New Report Looks at the Increase of Fires at WTE Facilities

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation report looks reviews prevention and control at WTE facilities Silver Spring, MD – October 1, 2019 – An important new report issued by the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) addresses the issue of preventing and controlling fires that originate in the wastes received and stored…
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National Alliance Created to Keep Solid Waste Workers Safe

SWANA partners with NWRA and OSHA to improve worker safety and health practices Silver Spring, MD – September 27, 2019 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA), and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have signed an Alliance agreement to provide…
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New Report Provides Options for Curbside Recycling Programs

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation report looks at impact of China’s National Sword Policy Silver Spring, MD – September 10, 2019 – An important new report issued by the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) provides a number of significant observations and insights regarding the impacts of China’s National Sword Policy…
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SWANA Announces Keynote Lineup for WASTECON 2019

Keynotes highlight innovation and sustainability at WASTECON 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona Silver Spring, MD – August 27, 2019 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is excited to announce the keynote speaker lineup for its WASTECON 2019: Pathway to Innovation conference to be held in Phoenix, Ariz., on October 21-24, 2019. Attendees at…
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SWANA Records 30 Solid Waste Worker Fatalities in 2019

Pushes to raise awareness of worker safety with support of OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week Silver Spring, MD – August 13, 2019 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has identified at least 30 solid waste worker fatalities in 2019 in the United States and Canada. These tragic deaths make it clear that…
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SWANA Reports Big Increase in Worker Fatalities in 2018

Association urges additional attention to safety hazards, with focus on collection Silver Spring, MD – April 24, 2019 – At least 59 solid waste industry workers died on the job in 2018 in the United States and Canada, according to the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), an increase of 19 fatalities from the…
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Waste and Recycling Industry Groups Produce Poster to Improve Recycling Habits

Arlington, VA – In an effort to help consumers recycle properly, the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC), and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) have jointly developed the Think Twice poster. “The economics of recycling are changing. As our members…
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SWANA Supports California Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Prevention Act

Passage of AB 1509 will protect workers and support recycling infrastructure in the state Silver Spring, MD – June 27, 2019 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) strongly supports legislation to create a recycling program for lithium-ion batteries in California under AB 1509, the Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Prevention Act. SWANA submitted a…
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SWANA Announces Dates, Locations for Highly Anticipated Solid Waste & Recycling Conferences

SWANA’s Biggest Conferences in 2019, 2020 and 2021 Silver Spring, MD – July 23, 2019 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is excited to announce dates for its biggest conferences: WASTECON® 2019, SWANApalooza 2020, and WASTECON® 2021. Mark your calendars for these leading industry events: • WASTECON 2019, Phoenix Convention Center –…
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SWANA Issues Canadian Recycling Myths vs Facts Sheet

Association urges the media to provide accurate information about the state of recycling in Canada Silver Spring, MD – June 4, 2019 – In response to misleading and confusing information reported about the state of recycling in Canada, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has developed a flyer that provides current and accurate…
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