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May
12
May 2017 Industry Watch
SWANA's Industry Watch Column for May 2017.
May
09
SWANA Publishes New Tips for Safety at MRFs
Supporting the Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA) goal of promoting safety within the solid waste industry, SWANA has developed a new installment to its “Five to Stay Alive” series that features safety tips for Material Recovery Facility (MRF) employees.
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.
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
February 2017 Industry Watch
SWANA's Industry Watch Column for February 2017.
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 January 2017.
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.
Oct
28
Remembering Wayman Pearson
Wayman J. Pearson, Sr., Clearwater, FL, passed from life on Oct. 23, 2016. Wayman was the retired Director of Environmental Services with the City of Charlotte, NC, and a former Superintendent of Solid Waste for the City of Clearwater, FL.
Oct
21
SWANA and EREF to Collaborate on Research, Education and Awareness
The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that outlines the intent to conduct various collaborative efforts, including: data aggregation and similar applied research efforts of mutual interest, joint fundraising activities to champion research efforts, increased collaboration regarding industry education and enhancing the awareness of both organizations.
Oct
18
Significant Metal Recovery from Ash at WTE Facilities Documented
The benefit of two new and innovative practices in managing ash from waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities has been documented in a recent report issued by the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation.
Oct
14
Industry Watch

Industry Watch - October 2016

Oct
13
SWANA Registers with AmazonSmile Foundation
As a part of its new Affinity Program, The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announces its participation with AmazonSmile, a website operated by Amazon.com that donates a percentage of supporters’ Amazon purchases to an eligible 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Sep
29
SWANA Releases 2015-2016 Industry Fatality Data
At least 98 fatalities directly related to municipal solid waste (MSW) collection, processing and disposal occurred in the United States between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016, according to data collected by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and released for the first time.
Aug
24
SWANA & NGVAmerica Release White Paper on Natural Gas Vehicle Safety at WASTECON® 2016
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), along with NGVAmerica, announces the collaborative release of their white paper, Natural Gas—A Clean, Safe and Smart Choice for the Waste and Recycling Industry, during WASTECON® 2016.
Aug
18
New SWANA Affinity Program Launching at WASTECON®
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announces the debut of a new affinity program and the selection of its first supplier, Card Payment Services, Inc. (CPS). This is the beginning of a preferred provider lineup where members can take advantage of vendors who have been vetted by SWANA’s Affinity Program Committee and earn the distinction of officially being “SWANA approved.”