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Stay Informed with SWANA's Applied Research Foundation

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation (ARF) supports SWANA’s mission of advancing the practice by conducting collectively-funded research on pressing solid waste issues that are identified and selected by the Foundation’s subscribers.

Subscribers provide penny per ton contributions—based on the amount of waste that they manage—to support and participate in the Foundation’s research activities on an annual basis.

Subscribers are directly involved through:

  • Identifying and defining research topics
  • Participating in two project review meetings held in conjunction with related SWANA symposia
  • Networking with local government and private sector leaders in the research topic of interest
  • Providing research data and reviewing interim results and final work products.
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*NEW* ARF Report: Fire Prevention and Control at Waste-to-Energy Facilities

Fire Prevention and Control at Waste-to-Energy Facilities

In this important new report, SWANA analyzes factors contributing to fires in Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facilities. The report also makes recommendations to improve fire protection in WTE facilities.

The full report is published only to SWANA ARF subscribers until September 2020. SWANA members receive free access to ARF industry reports one year after publication.