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Senate Committee Approves SWANA-Supported Recycling Infrastructure Bill

Also advances nomination of new EPA Office of Solid Waste Assistant Administrator Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) applauds the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for voting to move forward the Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act of 2022 (S.3742). SWANA supports this bill, which would establish…
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SWANA Reports Dramatic Decrease In Worker Fatalities In 2021

Struck by waste vehicle continues to be leading cause of fatal incidents Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) reported a significant reduction in solid waste worker deaths in 2021 in the United States and Canada. Industry fatalities fell by nearly 50 percent and continued a downward trend since 2018.…
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New SWANA Report Presents Tools and Best Practices for Streamlining Collection Operations

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation’s report provides important guidance on effectively managing waste and recycling collection services Silver Spring, MD – Truck driver shortages and declining availability of waste and recycling collection personnel has and continues to be a significant problem for waste management companies. The SWANA Applied Research Foundation (ARF) has issued an important new…
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Board of Directors and Awards Nomination Forms

SWANA Florida Sunshine Chapter members, The 2022 Board of Directors Nomination Form is now available.  The deadline to nominate individuals for the Board of Directors is Thursday, April 7, 2022.  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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SWANA Hails UNEA Agreement on Plastics

United Nations Environmental Assembly Approves Resolution Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) hails the United Nations Environmental Assembly’s (UNEA) landmark resolution creating a framework for an international treaty on plastics. SWANA strongly supports efforts to decrease the amount of plastic litter in the oceans and other waterways. “The UNEA…
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SWANA Encouraged by Senate’s Continued Focus on Recycling

SWANA supports goals of today’s EPW hearing Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is encouraged that the U.S. Senate’s Committee of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) is holding a hearing today on proposals to improve domestic recycling and composting programs. This marks the first congressional hearing focused on recycling…
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SWANA Provides National Perspective to Baltimore City Council on Collection Delays

Letter submitted for hearing to address collection delays due to COVID surge Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) submitted a letter to the Baltimore City Council in connection with its January 13 oversight hearing relating to collection delays caused by the surge in new COVID cases. The letter provides a national…
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SWANA Report Addressing Cost Effectiveness of Recycle Right Programs Free to Members

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation’s report reviews programs and their effect on contamination Silver Spring, MD – The SWANA Applied Research Foundation (ARF) is making the report, Encouraging Better Curbside Recycling Behaviors, free to SWANA members. This important new report, presenting the costs and effectiveness of educational programs designed to address and improve recycling behaviors, follows…
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SWANA Launches Weekly Safety Newsletter in French

SWANA’s Safety Matters available in English, Spanish, and French starting in 2022 Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to announce that Safety Matters, its weekly safety newsletter, will be available in French starting January 2, 2022. The goal and purpose of Safety Matters is to make relevant safety…
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SWANA Concerned About Impact of Omicron on Waste Collection

Spike in new cases and increased waste due to holidays is a bad combination Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is concerned that increased delays in solid waste collection are likely to occur over the holidays and into January and encourages municipal solid waste officials and haulers to plan now…
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