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Apr
26
SWANA Honors Workers Killed on the Job in North America
On Friday, April 28, 2017, The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) will recognize the National Day of Mourning in Canada and Workers’ Memorial Day in the United States.
Apr
25
SWANA & EREF Partner on Joint Needlestick Survey
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) are conducting a joint research project to quantify and address the issue of needlestick injuries at Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in the United States and Canada.
Apr
19
Closing World's Largest Dumpsites is SWANA's Climate Priority
On Earth Day 2017, The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) in partnership with the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), urges supporters to sign the declaration to close the world’s 50 largest dumpsites.
Apr
14
April 2017 Industry Watch
SWANA's Industry Watch Column for April 2017.
Apr
10
SWANA Welcomes Environmental Software Company to Affinity Program
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is excited to announce that Re-TRAC Connect has joined its growing Affinity Program. SWANA’s expanding lineup of affinity providers offers members with companies that have been carefully reviewed by SWANA’s Affinity Program Committee to earn the distinction of being a “SWANA preferred provider,” one of SWANA’s many membership benefits
Mar
23
Two Safety-Oriented Companies Join SWANA’s Affinity Program
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce two additions to its growing affinity program, Blue Ridge Services, Inc. and Eureco Health Solutions. Both local governments and private sector companies will benefit from taking advantage of SWANA’s affinity relationship with these two companies, who have been vetted by SWANA’s Affinity Program Committee and have earned the distinction of being a “SWANA preferred provider.”
Mar
14
SWANA Launches 2nd Distribution of Slow Down to Get Around Decals
As part of on-going efforts to get solid waste workers off the Federal Government’s “Top 5 Most Dangerous Jobs” list, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) will resume distributing Slow Down to Get Around (SDTGA) decals to its members, free, upon request, starting March 14, 2017.
Mar
13
March 2017 Industry Watch
SWANA's Industry Watch Column for March 2017.
Mar
10
NWRA & SWANA Issue Guidance for Elected Officials Considering Emerging Waste Management Technology Solutions
The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announced today the development of a briefing for elected officials on emerging waste management technology. This brief, entitled “Effective Responses to Emerging Waste Management Technology Proposals,” was developed to provide municipal leaders with the process and resources necessary to make informed decisions when considering unsolicited proposals, unfamiliar technologies or both.
Feb
28
SWANA’s 2017 Scholarship Awards Program Open for Submissions
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to announce that its 2017 Grant H. Flint Scholarship Awards Program, established to promote education and professional development for the upcoming workforce, is open for submissions.