What SWANA members have to say about us.
“What has been able to keep me informed about what the industry is seeing has been my membership in the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). SWANA offers the industry professional valuable insight, resources, and an uncommon look at what’s next. ”
— Jerry Schuber, Assistant Director of Public Utilities, City of Freson, CA
““It’s the relationships from the time I started at the local level in North Carolina and also at the national level. It’s helped me connect with people across the states and Canada.”
— Michael Brinchek
“I really like SWANA because in California we have a really strong conference out here but I appreciate SWANA for having an International perspective and being able to talk with professionals in the hauling field. That’s one of SWANA’s strengths.”
— Naomi Lue
“I’ve been part of our industry a relatively short time, just more than a year, and I’ve noticed that SWANA is different than other associations. There is a real camaraderie when members get together, not competition. When people meet in the airport, hotel lobby or on the show floor, it’s a reunion with hugs, not a handshake.”
— John Campanelli, Editor, Waste & Recycling News
“The ability to learn about and discuss important/evolving topics with industry leaders in time where the regulatory framework is very fluid is invaluable.”
— Tom Durham. Sr. Environmental Engineer DTE Biomass Energy
The SWANA Landfill Symposium provided a nice array of speakers focused on issues surrounding policy, operations and trends affecting the landfill side of the industry. Of particular interest and focus during the meeting was the increasing trend towards landfill sites are becoming more integrated with holistic and sustainable waste management options, such as re-use and recycling.
— Bryan Staley, PhD, PE, President, Environmental Research & Education Foundation
“To continue to seek out new technologies, updated regulations at the state and federal level, applied sciences that involve the solid waste industry, there is only one organization, SWANA, that can deliver.
“Anyone willing to apply themselves, through attending the training courses and technical sessions approved by SWANA can learn an unlimited amount of information that will be most beneficial to anyone working in the solid waste field. I support and recommend any SWANA certification or continuing education for ‘I am SWANA CERTIFIED’. Just an added note, I not only talk the talk, I walk the walk, I hold currently hold seven SWANA certifications.”
— Robert Fickle, City of Kingsport, Kingsport, TN
“I have a really great new job. I would not have found it without SWANA’s Online Career Center!”
— Cathleen Hall, Solid Waste Manager, Pitkin County, Colorado
“I would like to say that SWANA’s exhibit hall was one of the best-catered trade shows I have been to in years. Staff did a great job of taking care of new vendors, members like me who are new to SWANA and longtime members who were there for training. The show was well-organized and easy to get our equipment into and out.”
— Brian Gordon, IPD Parts Exhibitor, 2013 Landfill Gas Conference