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Aug
15
New Report Analyzes Residential Yard Waste Collection Processes
A new report issued by the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) documents the collection of yard waste, analyzing schedules, processes, and costs, while looking for opportunities to improve efficiency and mitigate risks.
Aug
13
SWANA Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Grant H. Flint Scholarship Program, awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in academic and social endeavors.
Aug
07
NWRA and SWANA Reissue Guidance on Municipal Collection Contracts
The National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) reissued their Joint Advisory on Designing Contracts for Processing of Municipal Recyclables, which is now updated to include a preface about how China’s waste import restrictions have affected the market for recyclable materials.
Jul
31
SWANA Chapter Awarded for Exceptional Safety Leadership
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce that its South Carolina Palmetto Chapter will be recognized with a special SWANA Chapter Safety Award at WASTECON® 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Jul
10
New Report Documents Waste-To-Energy Use in Europe, Identifies Opportunities in North America
A new report issued by the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) documents the reasons for the extensive use of thermal treatment of municipal solid waste (MSW) in waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities in Europe and discusses how they might support the expanded use of thermal treatment in North America as an effective and proven process for treating residual waste.
Jul
10
Recycling Industry Unites with Goal of Addressing Key Issues
In May, a group of organizations representing various segments of the recycling industry met to discuss ways to better collaborate to advance the industry as a whole. The initial meeting, which took place in Washington, DC, at the headquarters of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, was an open discussion aimed at identifying ways throughout the recycling stream to improve quality, increase demand for material, and promote products made with recycled content.
Jun
28
Inaugural MRF Summit Offers Expert Panels to Address Domestic Recycling
The Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) Summit, hosted by Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), will provide stakeholders with a unique and timely forum to address MRF challenges affecting the recycling and solid waste industries.
Jun
25
SWANA Launches Hauler Safety Toolkit
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has launched a Hauler Safety Toolkit to be handed out to solid waste haulers throughout North America, in order to ensure that safety resources are available to companies and municipalities of all sizes.
Jun
20
SWANA Announces WASTECON 2018 Keynote Speaker Line-Up
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announced the keynote speakers for WASTECON, SWANA’s largest conference helping solid waste leaders plan a sustainable future for their communities.
Jun
18
SWANA Announces Winners of 2018 Safety Awards
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 SWANA Safety Awards, selected by SWANA’s Technical Divisions and the SWANA Safety Committee for their excellence in solid waste safety.