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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.”
Aug
16
SWANA Works for Waste Reduction and Diversion at WASTECON®
Food waste has been a hot topic in the solid-waste industry for years, and during WASTECON® 2016 in Indianapolis, The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has enacted an extensive Recycling & Recovery Program to make it highly a sustainable event.
Aug
15
New SWANA Safety Tips for Landfill Employees
One of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)’s goals for the future is making sure the waste industry moves off the federal government’s list of the top dangerous jobs in the United States. With this mission in mind, SWANA developed new safety tips for landfill employees on August 12, 2016.
Aug
14
Safety a Primary Focus for SWANA
Most people are not aware that waste collection employees are more likely to die in a workplace accident than fire fighters or police officers. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, waste and recycling collection workers have the 5th most dangerous job in the country.
Jul
27
NWRA and SWANA Issue Shared Positions On Recycling Market Issues
The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) today announced two addenda to their Joint Advisory on Designing Contracts for Processing of Municipal Recyclables originally issued in April 2015.
Jul
21
SWANA Welcomes New Director of Membership
At an exciting time of record membership growth, The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to welcome Darryl Walter as the organization’s new Director of Membership.
Jul
13
Energy Unwasted at Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Policy Forum
On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, SWANA’s Deputy Executive Director Sara Bixby, SC, participated with industry thought leaders at the 19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy Forum on Capitol Hill.
Jun
27
Nominations for Officers of the Association (FY17)

The following individuals have been nominated by the Nominating Committee to serve as officers of the Association for Fiscal Year 2017 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017):

Jun
13
SWANA and NGVA Announce Collaboration at WasteExpo
On Tuesday, The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) announce their collaboration to develop a new safety and best practices guide for fueling and maintaining natural gas powered refuse trucks. The document will provide the latest information used by fleets for safely operating collection and transfer vehicles that run on clean-burning and affordable natural gas.
Jun
07
10 SWANA YPs Named as Top 40 Under 40

– SWANA Young Professionals (YPs) are being honored as part of Waste360's Top 40 Under 40 award list at WasteExpo.

Jun
01
Benefactor Announced for Student SW Design Competition

– The Hickman Endowment, a 20-year old program to support college students in real-world research and operations projects, has announced it will be a major supporter of the National Solid Waste Design Competition, a program of SWANA’s Young Professionals (YP) Initiative.

May
25
Latest Wave #SWANASafety Training in WPB

Safety and Compliance Workshop held this week in West Palm Beach, Florida.