SWANA




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.

Apr
29
SWANA Launches Municipal Incident Data Collection Effort

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is launching a first-of-its kind data collection effort for municipalities to report accidents and injuries at its worksites. To increase safety in the waste industry, it’s important that we are aware of where we can improve.

Apr
28
SWANA's Applied Research Foundation Releases New Report

Following a review of national and global programs, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation has released a report that concludes a significant amount of additional food waste processing capacity will be required to achieve national, state, provincial, and local food waste diversion goals. The report also emphasizes the need for local decision-making in selecting and implementing those food waste diversion programs.

Apr
14
Industry Watch

Industry Watch - April 2016

Apr
04
SWANA's Membership Swells to Record Levels

As of April 1, the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) membership enrollment surpassed its goal for the end of fiscal year 2016, and reached its highest levels ever. More than 8,400 industry professionals have chosen the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) as their leading source for education, advocacy and research in the solid waste industry.

Mar
30
SWANA Statement on Increased Safety Incidents in March

The recent increase in fatal accidents involving garbage trucks is of great concern and is unacceptable, according to the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). SWANA’s safety tracking has identified ten separate incidents in March 2016, in which someone in the United States has been killed in an accident involving a truck carrying garbage or recyclables.

Mar
16
New SWANA Safety Resource Gives Tips to Stay Alive

Among 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 a new safety campaign that gives waste collection employees five tips to stay safe and alive on the job.

Mar
10
Industry Watch

March 2016: New Hires, New Products, Announcements, RFPs

Mar
09
Slow Down to Get Around Decals Back in Stock

In January, The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) sold out of its inventory of Slow Down to Get Around decals in just a few, short hours. After a successful launch, decals are back in stock and available for request beginning March 10, 2016.

Mar
02
Backing Best Management Practices Toolkit Available in Spanish

Spanish speaking workers in the waste industry will have access to the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) complete Backing Best Management Practices Toolkit, now available in Spanish.

Feb
29
SWANA Welcomes Mathy Stanislaus as Keynote Speaker for SWANApalooza

Stanislaus to be joined by other EPA officials