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Apr
19
SWANA Focuses on Plastic Reduction and Recycling
On Earth Day 2018, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) commits to a renewed focus on reducing the generation of single-use plastics and correctly recycling these materials, urging industry and public education efforts.
Apr
18
SWANA Releases Sobering Solid Waste Industry Fatality Data for 2017
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) releases it’s 2017 solid waste industry fatality data with 132 recorded fatalities – an 18 percent increase in total fatalities compared to 2016, with almost all incidents occurring in the United States.
Apr
11
Inaugural MRF Summit to Address Changing Landscape in Recycling
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announce their partnership on the 2018 MRF Summit, to be held at SWANA’s WASTECON® conference August 20–23 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Mar
15
SWANA Surpasses 10,000 Members, Paving the Way for the Future of the Solid Waste Industry
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announced today that membership has exceeded more than 10,000 members across the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.
Mar
07
SWANA Announces 2018 Technical Division Award Winners
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Technical Division Awards, presented to SWANA members for outstanding professional achievements in solid waste industry sectors.
Feb
14
SWANA Establishes New Recycling Task Force
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has established a new Recycling Task Force, created to provide guidance to members, industry stakeholders, state/provincial and local governments, and elected officials, concerning the challenges facing recycling programs in the United States and Canada.
Feb
07
SWANA Releases 2018 Scholarship Applications
In support of its mission to promote and foster industry education, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announces the 2018 Grant H. Flint Scholarship Program is accepting applications through May 1.
Feb
05
New Report Finds European Mechanical Biological Treatment Systems Provide Valuable Lessons to North America
A new report issued by the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) presents valuable lessons that can be learned from the implementation and operation of Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) facilities in Europe.
Feb
01
Train Carrying Members of Congress Crashes into Garbage Truck
An Amtrak training carrying members of Congress crashed into a garbage truck this morning in Virginia. One fatality of a solid waste collection worker has been confirmed.
Jan
11
New Year Begins with Several Industry-Related Deaths
In the first ten days of 2018, there were seven solid waste-related fatalities in the United States. These tragedies come just weeks after the Bureau of Labor Statistics again identified solid waste collection as the fifth deadliest job in the U.S., based on 2016 data.