SWANA's Collection & Transfer Technical Division

The largest single budget item in solid waste management, the collection and transfer of refuse and recyclables relies heavily on efficiency and reliability. Issues include route design, health and safety, and contracting and franchising. The Collection and Transfer Division tracks equipment innovations and analyzes developments in:
  • Vehicle fleet management and maintenance
  • Collection efficiency
  • Emission regulations
  • Enhancing vehicle performance with the use of alternative fuels

Collection & Transfer Technical Division Leadership

Director: Don Ross, Director of Sales & Marketing, Scranton Manufacturing Co., Inc., Iowa
(Term: 10/2018)

Vice Director: Chad Grecsek, Director, Recycling and Solid Waste Management, City of Deerfield Beach, FL
(Term: 10/2018)

Past Director: James Miller, President, J.R. Miller & Associates, CA
(Term: 10/2018)

Technical Division International Board Representative: Marc Rogoff, National Partner, SCS Engineers, FL
(Term: 10/2018)


Leadership Opportunities

Awards Committee

Evaluates nominations and presents two SWANA Excellence Awards, “Collection Systems”. Learn more about these awards. Benchmarking Committee

Seeks data on collection and transfer programs, and systems and facilities, to identify industry trends and metrics by which different programs can be compared and evaluated.

Legislative Committee

Follows federal initiatives such as diesel engine retrofits, interstate transport of waste, and driver CDL requirements. Members are alerted to opportunities to review and comment on legislation that impacts their organizations. The committee also provides input on SWANA’s technical policies.

Program & Policy Committee

Reviews speaking proposals submitted for WASTECON® and other events. Members also can serve as moderators for technical sessions at events. Training Committee – provides CT training and education through SWANA courses and publications, assuring program quality. Training courses include:
  • Managing Municipal Solid Waste Collection Systems Certification Course
  • Managing Transfer Station Systems Certification Course
  • Training for Collection Operations Personnel