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

Marc Rogoff

Technical Division International Board Representative (Term: 08/2019)

Marc Rogoff, National Expert, Solid Waste Rate Analysis, SCS Engineers

James R. Miller

Past Director (Term: 08/2018)

James R. Miller, CEO, J.R. Miller & Associates

Don Ross

Director (Term: 08/2018)

Don Ross, Operations Director, Kessler Consulting, Inc.

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Vice Director


Awards Committee

Evaluates nominations and presents the SWANA Excellence Award, “Collection Systems”.

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