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SWANA’s Advocacy Initiatives

David Biderman speaks at America Recycles Day 2019

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


Legislation and Policies Needed to Reach Zero Waste to Landfill by 2040


Stephen Simmons and a lively panel at SWANApalooza 2020 explored ways to deliver zero waste to landfills by 2040. That panel discussion is now available for purchase.

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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

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

View Technical Division Advocacy Committee and Chapter Liaison Members