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News Updates

Feb
20
SWANA CEO Appointed as ETTAC Rep
The CEO and Executive Director of the Solid Waste Association of North America, David Biderman, has been appointed again to the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee, representing the waste management and recycling segment of the U.S. environmental technology industry.
Feb
11
SWANA Announces 2019 Award Winners
Honorees to be recognized in February at SWANApalooza in Boston
Jan
23
Waste Associations Call for Performance-Based End to PCC
Determine closure based on site specifics rather than number of years
Jan
22
Unprecedented Surge in Industry-Related Deaths in January 2019
Unprecedented Surge in Industry-Related Deaths in January 2019 SWANA Calls for Heightened Focus on Safety
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.