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SWANA Advocacy Initiatives


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.

Core Initiatives


WASTECON® 2023 Opening Ceremonies & Keynote: We the Possibility

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Former Boston public official, now Harvard Business School professor, Mitchell Weiss shares his tenets for a new way of governing: Possibility Government.


Comment Letters

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.

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Core Advocacy Group

The SWANA Core Advocacy Group was established to encourage communication and collaboration among the different parts of our overall structure.

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