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Aug
16
SWANA Announces 2017 Excellence Award Winners
The Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA) Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities that demonstrate the highest practices through their commitment to using effective technologies and processes in system design and operations, advancing worker and community health and safety, and implementing successful public education and outreach programs.
Aug
07
SWANA Publishes New Composting Operations Safety Tips
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to release a new installment of its “Five to Stay Alive” series that features safety tips for composting operations employees.
Jul
31
July 2017 Industry Watch
SWANA's Industry Watch Column for July 2017.
Jul
19
SWANA & CRRA Launch Joint Zero Waste Certification Course
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) announce the launch of their new Zero Waste Principles & Practices certification course, developed by the two organizations along with Kessler Consulting (KCI) over the past two years.
Jul
05
SWANA Announces Winners of 2017 Safety Awards
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 SWANA Safety Awards, selected by SWANA’s Technical Divisions and the SWANA Safety Committee for their excellence in solid waste safety.
Jun
27
Research on Landfill Final Cover Systems Documented in New Report
A recent report issued by the Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) documents the benefits of two alternatives to the conventional final cover systems prescribed in US EPA non-hazardous waste landfill regulations.
Jun
15
SWANA Membership Launches Online Mentoring Program
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce a new program, MentorMatch, available to members on their online forum, MySWANA.
Jun
12
SWANA Supports ISWA Scholarship Programme Through Fundraising & Awareness
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to support the International Solid Waste Association’s (ISWA) Scholarship Programme, a project that funds education for children living and working on open dumpsites in Nicaragua. To promote the campaign, SWANA is engaging in both fundraising and awareness activities.
Jun
09
June 2017 Industry Watch
SWANA's Industry Watch Column for June 2017.
May
22
SWANA and ASTSWMO to Collaborate on Recycling, Food Waste, and Education
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that outlines their intent to conduct various collaborative efforts on topics of mutual interest.
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.