New Report Focuses on Safety at Landfills

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation report identifies causes of incidents and identifies solutions Silver Spring, MD – January 7, 2020 – Safety is a primary focus for the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). The SWANA Applied Research Foundation (ARF) identified the need for research on innovations in employee and customer safety at municipal solid…
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SWANA Responds to BLS 2018 Industry Fatality Data

Solid Waste Collection Sees Large Increase in Fatalities Silver Spring, MD – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the 2018 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries showing refuse and recyclable material collection remains the fifth deadliest job in the United States. By industry category, solid waste collection workers (NAICS 562111)…
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SWANA Awarded Organization of the Year

Will Continue Providing Leadership, Education and Advocacy Silver Spring, MD – December 9, 2019 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has been awarded the Organization of the Year by Waste Dive, one of the leading trade publications covering the solid waste and recycling industry. The honor is one of Waste Dive’s annual…
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SWANA Supports Recycling Legislation Introduced in Congress

RECOVER Act and RECYCLE Act Provide Necessary Funding for Municipal Programs Silver Spring, MD – November 22, 2019 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) supports legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate that provide necessary federal funding for recycling infrastructure and public education and outreach. On November 15,…
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Congratulations Florida Atlantic University

Students from Florida Atlantic University took first place in SWANA’s International Solid Waste Design Competition (SWDC) at WASTECON in October. SWDC is a student team competition to solve “real world” problems faced by solid waste professionals. This year’s project challenged students on “Evaluating Recycling Rate Metrics and Achieving Recycling Goals.” Congratulations to Sharmily Rahman, Bisho…
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SWANA Joins National Recycling Leaders at 2019 America Recycles Summit

EPA Introduces National Recycling Framework to Guide American Recycling Silver Spring, MD – November 15, 2019 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) joins national recycling leaders at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2019 America Recycles Summit on November 15, 2019, along with Keep America Beautiful, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, and…
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SWANA Co-sponsoring & Exhibiting at America Recycles Innovation Fair

Innovation Fair Showcases Advances in Recycling Industry Silver Spring, MD – November 14, 2019 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) will be exhibiting at the America Recycles Innovation Fair on November 14, 2019, from 1:00 – 6:00 PM ET. SWANA will be showcasing its innovative outreach and education to solid waste professionals,…
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Two Florida Participants Place 1st at International Road-E-O

Congratulations to Shauwn Clark, City of Largo, and Carl Ballard, Citrus County, for winning first place at the SWANA International Road-EO!

Dr. Marc Rogoff Awarded 2019 SWANA Life Member Award

Dr. Rogoff was presented with the award at WASTECON 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona Silver Spring, MD – October 24, 2019 – On October 23, 2019, Dr. Marc J. Rogoff, senior consultant at Geosyntec Consultants, was awarded the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) 2019 Life Member Award. Dr. Rogoff was nominated by Dr. Jeremy…
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SWANA Lawrence Lecturer Recognized at WASTECON

Harvey Gershman of GBB awarded at WASTECON 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona Silver Spring, MD – October 23, 2019 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) awarded Harvey Gershman, Founder Owner Associate and Co-Founder of Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB), the 2019 Lawrence Lecture Award at WASTECON this week. SWANA’s Lawrence Lecturer Award…
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