It is the policy of SWANA and its chapters to educate its members and government decision makers, and to advocate for responsible and practical public policy in support of the Association’s core values and mission. SWANA is committed to sharing its members’ expertise and advocating for public policy that supports its mission to advance from solid waste management to resource management.
SWANA has a strong commitment to safety and is determined to help move the waste collection industry off of the federal government’s list of 10 most dangerous jobs and reduce accidents and injuries. The resources available on this page represent part of that effort. SWANA recognizes that, in the solid waste industry safety matters! #SWANASafetyView SWANA’s Safety Initiatives
SWANA supports the International Solid Waste Association’s (ISWA) Close the Dumpsites campaign. This initiative has the potential to become a global movement that will result in substantial health, environmental and economic benefits for millions of people.Learn more about the #CLOSINGDUMPSITES Campaign
With approval of the Core Advocacy Group, SWANA submits comments at the international, national, state or provincial and local levels on a variety of legislative and regulatory issues important to the industry and the membership.
SWANA’s Core Advocacy Group was established to encourage communication and collaboration among the different parts of SWANA’s overall structure.