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News Updates




Dec
18
SWANA's Response to BLS 2017 Industry Fatality Data
SWANA responds to the 2017 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Nov
13
SWANA Celebrates America Recycles Day
SWANA Celebrates America Recycles Day Encourages Recycling Right in PSA
Sep
26
SWANA Awarded U.S. Department of State Grant for Landfill Training in Colombia
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announces that it has been awarded a two-year grant from the United States Department of State to identify regulatory gaps, offer landfill training, and provide capacity building relating to solid waste disposal in the country of Colombia.
Aug
29
SWANA Announces New Technical Policy for Measuring Recycling
The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) International Board unanimously approved a new technical policy citing the need for entities to measure recycling progress and encouraging the development of a consistent methodology.
Aug
28
New Study Quantifies Needlestick Injury Rates for Material Recovery Facility Workers
Results found in a groundbreaking new report from the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF), in collaboration with the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), indicate a needlestick injury rate at material recovery facilities (MRFs) of 2.7 per 100 workers. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) 2016 data, MRF injuries (including non-needlestick related) occur at a rate of 6 per 100 workers, suggesting 45 percent of MRF injuries could be attributed to needlesticks.
Aug
23
SWANA Announces Professional Achievement Award Winners
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 SWANA Professional Achievement Awards, nominated by their peers for solid waste industry excellence and dedication.
Aug
23
SWANA Unveils New WASTECON® Logo and 2019 Theme
During the final day of WASTECON 2018, the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) largest conference helping solid waste leaders plan a sustainable future for their communities, SWANA unveiled its updated conference logo and new theme for the 2019 event.
Aug
22
Memphis Sanitation Workers Honored at WASTECON
With over 50 years of service at the City of Memphis, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) honored Elmore Nickelberry and Cleophus Smith for their dedication to the solid waste industry during an awards ceremony at WASTECON.
Aug
20
RNG Industry’s Joint Comments to U.S. EPA’s 2019 Biofuel Rule Applaud Proposed Increases in Cellulosic & Advanced Biofuels, Urge Stability
The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition), Energy Vision, National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA), Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica), and Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) submitted joint comments on August 17 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on proposed 2019 Renewable Fuel Volume Obligations (RVO) under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The organizations collectively represent the full value chain of biogas-derived cellulosic biofuel under the RFS.
Aug
20
NWRA and SWANA Respond to West Virginia's Proposed Changes to Air Quality Rules for Landfills
Last week, the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) filed comments with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Division of Air Quality in response to the agency’s proposed revisions to the state’s air quality rules for landfills.