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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.
Jan
11
Chinese Government Finalizes Waste Import Restrictions
China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) today finalized a quality standard of 0.5 percent for certain imported recyclables, failing to properly consider the negative effects on global recycling efforts.
Dec
28
December 2017 Industry Watch
December 2017 Industry Watch
Dec
19
SWANA Responds to BLS 2016 Industry Fatality Data
Solid waste collection workers continued to have the 5th deadliest job in the U.S. in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The 2016 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released today shows that the rate of fatalities among waste collection workers decreased by more than ten percent last year, but has not changed the industry’s ranking among the deadliest occupations.
Dec
15
SWANA Urges China to Delay Implementation of Import Restrictions
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has submitted comments to the World Trade Organization urging China to delay implementation of its waste import restrictions scheduled to take effect in early 2018.
Nov
28
SWANA Publishes New Tips for Safety at Waste-To-Energy Facilities
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is excited to announce the release of a new installment to its “Five to Stay Alive” series, featuring safety tips for waste-to-energy (WTE) employees.