SWANA

Technical and Management Policies

Technical Policies set forth SWANA’s positions on the various technical aspects associated with the field of solid waste management. These are reviewed and approved by SWANA’s International Board and represent the guiding principles for SWANA advocacy and comments.


SWANA's Technical Policies

SWANA Technical Policies are free and available to the general public.

Technical Policy T-0: Definitions Of Terms Used In SWANA Technical Policies And Solid Waste Management

Technical Policy T-1: Integrated Solid Waste Management

Technical Policy T-2: Solid Waste Reduction—Materials Use Practices in Product Packaging and Design
T-2.1 – Product Stewardship
T-2.2 – Deposit Systems

Technical Policy T-3: Strategic Planning For Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management
T-3.1 – Resource Recovery as an Integral Part of a Comprehensive Solid Waste Management System
T-3.2 – The Role of State/Provincial Government in Municipal Solid Waste Management
T-3.3 – The Role of the Public Sector in the Management of Municipal Solid Waste
T-3.4 – Ownership of Municipal Solid Waste Management Systems
T-3.5 – Environmental Justice and Equity Decisions in the Siting of Municipal Solid Waste Management Facilities
T-3.6 – Solid Waste Disposal Bans

Technical Policy T-4: Funding and Managing Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems
T-4.1 – Contracting Municipal Solid Waste Management Services
T-4.2 – Full Cost Accounting for Municipal Solid Waste Management Systems

Technical Policy T-5: Storage, Collection, Transportation and Transfer of Solid Waste
T-5.1 – Importation and Exportation of Municipal Solid Waste
T-5.2 – Flow Control of Municipal Solid Waste

Technical Policy T-6: Recycling As Part Of Integrated Solid Waste Management
T-6.1 – Municipal Solid Waste Recycling
T-6.2 – Safe Recycling of Mercury Containing Lamps
T-6.3 – Safe Recycling of Electronic Waste
T-6.4 – Measuring Recycling

Technical Policy T-7: Composting As Part Of Integrated Solid Waste Management

Technical Policy T-8: Waste-to-Energy As Part Of Integrated Solid Waste Management

Technical Policy T-9: The Sanitary Landfill Component of Integrated Solid Waste Management
T-9.1 – Providing Financial Assurance for Municipal Solid Waste Management Disposal Facilities
T-9.2 – Alternative Daily Cover Materials for Sanitary Landfills

Technical Policy T-10: Safe Disposal of Unused or Expired Household Pharmaceuticals

Technical Policy T-11: “Conversion Technologies” As Part of Integrated Solid Waste Management

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