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SWANA News Archive

This page archives all of SWANA’s press releases. Our news archive is organized by:

  • Advocacy
  • SWANA News
  • White Papers
  • Technical Division Newsletters


Oct242019
Dr. Marc Rogoff Awarded 2019 SWANA Life Member Award
Dr. Rogoff was presented with the award at WASTECON 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona
Oct232019
SWANA Lawrence Lecturer Recognized at WASTECON
Harvey Gershman of GBB awarded at WASTECON 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona
Oct222019
SWANA’s Report on Curbside Recycling Programs Free to Members
SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation report looks at impact of China’s National Sword Policy
Oct012019
New Report Looks at the Increase of Fires at WTE Facilities
SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation report reviews prevention and control at WTE facilities
Sep272019
National Alliance Created to Keep Solid Waste Workers Safe
SWANA partners with NWRA and OSHA to improve worker safety and health practices
Sep102019
New Report Provides Options for Curbside Recycling Programs
SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation report looks at impact of China’s National Sword Policy
Aug272019
SWANA Announces Keynote Lineup for WASTECON 2019
Keynotes highlight innovation and sustainability at WASTECON 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona
Aug132019
SWANA Records 30 Solid Waste Worker Fatalities in 2019
Pushes to raise awareness of worker safety with support of OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week
Aug012019
SWANA Announces Winners of 2019 Safety Awards
Safety Award Winners Recognized at WASTECON 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona
Jul232019
SWANA Announces Dates, Locations for Highly Anticipated Solid Waste & Recycling Conferences
SWANA is excited to announce dates for its biggest conferences: WASTECON® 2019, SWANApalooza 2020, and WASTECON® 2021.
Jun272019
SWANA Supports California Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Prevention Act
Passage of AB 1509 will protect workers and support recycling infrastructure in the state
Jun192019
Waste and Recycling Industry Groups Produce Poster to Improve Recycling Habits
In an effort to help consumers recycle properly, the National Waste and Recycling Association, the Solid Waste Association of North America, the Northeast Recycling Council, and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries have jointly developed the Think Twice poster.
Jun052019
SWANA Issues Canadian Recycling Myths vs Facts Sheet
Association urges the media to provide accurate information about the state of recycling in Canada
Apr242019
SWANA Reports Big Increase in Worker Fatalities in 2018
Association urges additional attention to safety hazards, with focus on collection
Apr152019
Apr022019
Media Advisory: Changes to Recycling Programs
SWANA Available to Help Reporters Understand How China’s Import Restrictions Are Impacting Local Recycling Efforts in the U.S. and Canada
Mar062019
SWANA Adds New Safety Stickers to Protect Workers
New Collaboration with BrandArmor™ for Slow Down to Get Around
Feb202019
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.
Feb112019
SWANA Announces 2019 Award Winners
Honorees to be recognized in February at SWANApalooza in Boston
Jan232019
Waste Associations Call for Performance-Based End to PCC
Determine closure based on site specifics rather than number of years
Jan222019
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
Dec182018
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).
Nov132018
SWANA Celebrates America Recycles Day
SWANA Celebrates America Recycles Day Encourages Recycling Right in PSA
Sep262018
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.
Aug292018
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.
Aug282018
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.
Aug232018
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.
Aug232018
SWANA Unveils New WASTECON® Logo and 2019 Theme
During the final day of WASTECON 2018, the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) largest conference helping solid waste leaders plan a sustainable future for their communities, SWANA unveiled its updated conference logo and new theme for the 2019 event.
Aug222018
Memphis Sanitation Workers Honored at WASTECON
With over 50 years of service at the City of Memphis, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) honored Elmore Nickelberry and Cleophus Smith for their dedication to the solid waste industry during an awards ceremony at WASTECON.
Aug202018
RNG Industry’s Joint Comments to U.S. EPA’s 2019 Biofuel Rule Applaud Proposed Increases in Cellulosic & Advanced Biofuels, Urge Stability
The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition), Energy Vision, National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA), Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica), and Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) submitted joint comments on August 17 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on proposed 2019 Renewable Fuel Volume Obligations (RVO) under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The organizations collectively represent the full value chain of biogas-derived cellulosic biofuel under the RFS.