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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.
Feb
23
SWANA Member, Jim Warner, Wins Distinguished Individual Achievement Award
The Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA) Planning and Management Technical Division has given its annual Distinguished Individual Achievement Award to James D. Warner, Chief Executive Officer, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA), Pennsylvania.
Feb
13
SWANA CEO Accepts 2016 Excellence in Safety Award
The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Executive Director and CEO, David Biderman, accepted PRECO Electronics’ Excellence in Safety Award at an awards ceremony at SWANA’s headquarters on Thursday.
Jan
19
SWANA CEO Wins PRECO Electronics’ Annual Safety in Motion Award
The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Executive Director and CEO, David Biderman, has been awarded PRECO Electronics’ Safety in Motion Award for his “unparalleled commitment to safety” in 2016.
Jan
12
January 2017 Industry Watch
SWANA's Industry Watch Column for December 2016
Jan
06
December 2016 Industry Watch
SWANA's Industry Watch Column for December 2016
Dec
16
SWANA Responds to BLS 2015 Industry Fatality Data
Refuse and recyclable materials collection remains the 5th most dangerous job in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The 2015 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released today shows that the rate of fatalities among waste collection workers has risen since 2014. The results of this report highlight the necessity and value of ongoing safety programming within the industry.
Nov
29
SWANA’s Safety Ambassador Program Named ‘Safety Initiative of the Year’ by Waste Dive
SWANA’s Safety Ambassador program has been named the winner of the 2016 Dive Awards: Safety Initiative of the Year by Waste Dive, a leading industry news publisher. Across the waste and recycling industry, several initiatives were put forward in efforts to improve the safety of workers, but few were as comprehensive and impactful as the SWANA Safety Ambassador program.
Nov
21
Industry Watch

Industry Watch - November 2016

Nov
01
SWANA’s Biderman and Leonard Appointed to Department of Commerce Advisory Committee
The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Executive Director and CEO, David Biderman, and past-president, Michelle Leonard, were appointed to the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC), an advisory group to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.