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Last Chance to Register for SWANApalooza

SWANA’s Technical Conference Goes Virtual Next Week SWANA’s premier technical conference will take place the week of June 22-25. Virtual SWANApalooza will be a combination of livestreamed keynote presentations, pre-recorded technical presentations, livestreamed discussions and briefings, video chats, chat box forums, and an interactive exhibit site. Michael Greenberg, SWANA’s President, noted “The event includes a terrific line…
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SWANA Encourages All to Celebrate Waste and Recycling Workers Week

Waste and Recycling Workers Week takes place annually the week of June 17 The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) emphasizes the importance of recognizing and appreciating solid waste and recycling workers for their valuable contributions to protect human health and the environment. The week of June 17, Waste and Recycling Workers Week reminds…
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Congratulations Lee County Solid Waste – Household Chemical Waste Team!

Earnest Outlaw, Carlos Pizzaro, Eric Gutierrez, Patricia Lizzio, Charles Rizzo “In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lee County’s household chemical waste team closed the drop-off facility to the public on March 24, 2020. And, in true team spirit, they immediately volunteered to help the crew at the county’s very busy C&D recycling facility. This hardworking…
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SWANA Members Receive Legacy Awards

20 SWANA Members recognized for their dedication to the industry MSW Management celebrates its 30th anniversary by recognizing solid waste leaders who took part in shaping the industry in the United States and Canada. The Legacy Awards honor 30 individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the solid waste industry. The Solid…
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Maryland Governor Extends Appreciation to SWANA and Industry

Governor Larry Hogan Thanks Solid Waste Industry in Letter to SWANA Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has received a letter from Maryland’s Governor, Larry Hogan, thanking  “SWANA and our nation’s waste management professionals for their tireless efforts throughout the ongoing public health crisis.” Governor Hogan is the chair…
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A Letter from the SWANA FL President

SWANA Florida Sunshine Chapter Members, After much deliberation, I have the unfortunate duty to pass along that the Executive Committee has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Summer Conference and Chapter Road-E-O. This decision was a combination of safety concerns, travel constraints and evaluation of our contracts with the host hotels.  We are in the process of negotiating…
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Board of Directors and Awards Nomination Forms Available

The 2020 Board of Directors Nomination Form is now available.  The deadline to nominate individuals for the Board of Directors is Monday, March 30, 2020.  Four Chapter 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 would like to nominate…
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New Report: Highest Shortage of Truck Drivers in a Decade Uniquely Impacts Waste Collection Industry

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation identifies causes and solutions including the recruitment of female drivers Silver Spring, MD – February 10, 2020 – Latest trucking statistics show that the shortage of over-the-road (OTR) truck drivers in the U.S. is at the highest level it has been in 15 years–a driver shortage mirrored in the waste collection…
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Solid Waste and Resource Management Industry Lauds Congressional Hearings on Recycling Programs

National Organization Urges Congressional Action on Proposed Legislation Silver Spring, MD – February 5, 2020 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) commends the U.S. House of Representatives for holding a hearing today on “Strengthening Community Recycling Programs: Challenges and Opportunities.” The February 5 hearing held by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior,…
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Recycling and Waste Management Advocates Commend Senate Passage of Save Our Seas Bill

National Organizations Call on U.S. House of Representatives to Support Curbing of Ocean Debris Silver Spring, MD – January 28, 2020 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and Keep America Beautiful® (KAB) commend and fully support the Senate passage of the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, (S.1982)—via unanimous vote—and now strongly urge…
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