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SWANA Announces Two New Safety Awards for 2023

Best Safety Training Program and Workplace Wellness Award Added to Award Categories The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce two new categories for the 2023 SWANA Safety Awards – Best Safety Training Program Award and the Workplace Wellness Award. These will join the Best Safety Innovation and Biggest Safety Improvement…
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SWANA Announces 2023 Technical Division Award Winners

Awards ceremony will take place in-person at SOAR in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, April 18 at 9:00 am ET as part of the SOAR Opening Keynote and Award Presentations The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce the 2023 Technical Divisions Award winners. Communication, Education and Marketing Technical Division Awards Christina…
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New Report Focuses on Advanced Air Pollution Control Options for Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Facilities

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation (ARF) report evaluates options for NOX control and carbon capture at these facilities Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) has released a new report, Advanced Air Pollution Control at Waste-to-Energy Facilities. This report provides a state-of-the-art review— supplemented by case studies—of…
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SWANA Executive Director reappointed to US Commerce Department advisory committee

SWANA will continue advising US government on expanding US exports of solid waste goods and services Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to announce David Biderman, SWANA CEO and Executive Director, has been appointed again to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC), representing…
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SWANA Introduces Safety First eNewsletter in February

Safety tip sheet will replace Safety Matters to reflect Goal 1 of SWANA Strategic Plan The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce that its weekly safety e-newsletter Safety Matters will be rebranded as Safety First effective February 1, 2023. This name change reflects the decision to make moving the waste…
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Refuse and Recyclable Materials Collection Now Seventh Deadliest Job in United States

2021 Bureau of Labor Statistics Fatality Data Shows Industry Improvement The US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its 2021 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries showing refuse and recyclable materials collection was the seventh-deadliest job that year, down from sixth in 2020. The workplace fatality rate for this group was 27.9…
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WASTECON: Learning How the World-Famous San Diego Zoo Handles Waste

San Diego, CA, December 1, 2022 — Exotic animals attract most people to the San Diego Zoo, but the Solid Waste Management Association of North America’s (SWANA) December 5 tour will cover something just as exotic: How does this world-famous attraction handle the logistics of waste management? A highlight of the WASTECON 2022 Summit, which…
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WASTECON 2022 in San Diego to Address Tough Waste and Recycling Challenges

San Diego, CA, December 1, 2022 — Speeches from national and international environmental leaders will provide a glimpse into current and future issues of the waste and recycling industries at a major environmental conference running Monday through Thursday (December 5th–8th ) at the San Diego Convention Center. Nena Shaw, Acting Director of the US Environmental…
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EPA Opens Applications for Federal Recycling Grant Programs

SWANA-Supported Grant Program Will Improve Recycling Education and Infrastructure The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued Requests for Applications for two important new recycling grant programs, providing states, municipalities, and other entities the opportunity to apply for millions of dollars in funds. The Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling (SWIFR) and Education and Outreach Grant Programs…
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SWANA Supports America Recycles Day 2022

Remains Committed to Recycling as Part of Resource Management The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15. This annual event is an opportunity to promote the value of recycling and to discuss ways to strengthen it into the future. “SWANA continues to place a strong emphasis…
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