SWANA's Landfill Gas & Biogas Technical Division

With a proven, groundbreaking 30+ year history in the field and more than 500 subscribers, SWANA’s Landfill Gas and Biogas Division is widely recognized as the premier authority on issues surrounding landfill gas (LFG) recovery, control, management, utilization, system design, operation, and maintenance.

The Landfill Gas and Biogas Symposium

SWANA’s Landfill Gas Symposium (held as part of SWANApalooza) takes an in depth look at issues surrounding landfill gas (LFG) recovery, control, management and maintenance, utilization, system design, operation, and more.

Landfill Gas and Biogas Technical Division Leadership

Amy Banister

Technical Division Advisory Board Delegate

Amy Van Kolken Banister, Senior Director Air Programs, Waste Management, Inc.

Patrick Sullivan

Past Director

Patrick Sullivan, Senior Vice President, SCS Engineers

David Kaminski


David Kaminski, Senior Vice President, QED Environmental Systems Inc.

Carlo Lebron

Vice Director

Carlo Lebron, Vice President, SCS Engineers

Awards Committee

The Landfill Gas & Biogas (LFG) Technical Division Awards committee evaluates nominations and presents SWANA Awards.

LFG Distinguished Achievement Award

The LFG Distinguished Individual Achievement Award (DIAA) recognizes efforts on behalf of individual SWANA members for service to the Division.

LFG Technical Division Hall of Flame

The LFG Technical Division Awards committee evaluates and adds members to the Division Hall of Flame every three years.

LFG Technical Division Eternal Flame

The LFG Technical Division Awards committee evaluates nominations honoring the memory of industry leaders who have passed away and presents an Eternal Flame award to the family of the honoree.

LFG Technical Division Organization Award

The LFG Division Organization Award recognizes an organization that is advancing the innovative capture and control of landfill gas and or biogas to minimize environmental impacts and focus on beneficial end uses.

The deadline to submit nominations for Landfill Gas and Biogas Technical Division recognition is now closed.

Legislative and Regulatory Committee

Tracks current and pending legislation at the federal and state levels, providing comments and writing letters to elected officials in support of SWANA’s stance on key issues.

Biogas Committee

Join the committee by sending your name, email and phone number to techdivisions@swana.org and putting “Biogas Committee” in the subject line.

Extraction and Control Systems Committee

Uses the combined experience and knowledge base of the industry to upgrade standards of practice in the design and installation of landfill gas and biogas (LFG) management systems.

Field Practices Committee

Tracks and communicates developments and practices for LFG collection systems through a Manual of Practice for three areas: Health and Safety, Materials and Equipment, and Sampling and Analysis.

Program Committee

Reviews abstracts submitted for WASTECON. The committee also suggests future conference sites, technical presentations and tours for the annual Landfill Gas Symposium, the largest LFG conference and trade show in North America. Members also can serve as moderators for technical sessions and contribute to the topic and speaker selection process for SWANA’s monthly Webinars.

Rules and Regulations Committee

Tracks and analyzes regulations, interfacing with agencies seeking to regulate LFG, and actively providing input into regulatory and environmental policy, as well as SWANA’s technical and management policies.

Training Committee

Provides training and education through courses and publications, assuring program quality. Courses have included:

  • Landfill Gas Systems
  • Operation and Maintenance
  • Landfill Gas Basics
  • A home-study training package called Managing Landfill Gas at MSW Landfills

Utilization Committee

Expands the use of LFG by identifying existing and emerging technologies and addressing barriers to growth. This includes technical, regulatory, environmental and financial challenges.

Young Professionals Committee

The committee’s role is to help attract more young professionals to the LFG waste sector and represent YP interests within the Technical Division. LBG-YP Committee members will be the voice of the next generation in SWANA landfill gas and biogas initiatives.

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"My leadership position in SWANA’s Landfill Gas and Biogas Technical Division has allowed me to make connections with experts in the field from around North America."

— Bob Watts, LGB Division Past Director