Collection & Transfer Division
Director: Allison Trulock, Senior Project Manager, HDR, FL (Term: 10/2014)
Vice Director: James Miller, President, J.R. Miller & Associates, CA
Past Director: Dan Costello, Senior Vice President, HDR, MN
Technical Division International Board Representative: Marc Rogoff, Project
Director, SCS Engineers, FL (Term: 4/2013)
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Long recognized as the largest single budget item in solid waste management, the collection and transfer of refuse and recyclables relies heavily on efficiency and reliability. Focusing on issues such as route design, innovative technologies, health and safety, and contracting and franchising, SWANA’s Collection and Transfer Division provides subscribers with first-rate information in this dynamic field.
What We Do:
We are committed to providing subscribers with a wide variety of resources to address the concerns of collection and transfer professionals. Subscribers enjoy tailored technical content at industry symposia, networking events, access to cutting edge industry reports, recognition within their field, opportunities to be involved in Division leadership, and much more. Here is a summary of just a few of the Division’s many activities:
Collection and Transfer Activities:
The Collection and Transfer Division shares information about current topics through a number of SWANA resources. The Division takes an active role in promoting the Solid Waste Equipment Show and developing the Collection and Transfer technical sessions each year at WASTECON. In addition, through e-Sessions, the Division presents new innovations and analyzes issues that affect the collection and transfer industry. Important topics impacting this division are:
- Vehicle fleet management and maintenance
- Collection efficiency and case studies
- Current emission regulations
- Enhancing vehicle performance with the use of alternative fuels
Collection and Transfer Training:
Today, the collection and transfer of refuse and recyclables relies heavily on efficiency and predictability. Explore how implementing an efficient route design will help your bottom line. Learn to handle "waste with haste," while discovering how to keep transfer operations lean and mean. Training Courses include: Managing Municipal Solid Waste Collection Systems Certification Course, Managing Transfer Station Systems Certification Course, and Training For Collection Operations Personnel.
Legislative, Advocacy, and Rulemaking:
Current legislative activities that may have an impact on the collection and transfer operations of our subscribers are regularly monitored, reviewed and commented on by the Division. Special attention is paid to initiatives such as diesel engine retrofits, interstate transport of waste, and driver CDL requirements.
An electronic quarterly e-Newsletter is sent to all Division subscribers to communicate Division updates, highlight industry trends, update members on current legislative and policy activities, spotlight special interest pieces, and provide updates on SWANA activities.
The Collection and Transfer Division solicits and evaluates award nominations for their two SWANA Excellence Awards, titled Collection Systems and Transfer Station Systems. The awards are both presented at WASTECON every year.
For Division subscribers only, enjoy instant access to the Division ListService---your connection to the electronic division community. It is an ideal place to ask questions, make contacts and enlarge your professional contact directory with a click!
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You are welcome to contact SWANA Tech. Programs Department to get more information on the Division and to learn how you can participate!