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Distinguished Individual Achievement Awards

Ivan Cooper receiving the 2019 SWANA Landfill Management Technical Division Distinguished Individual Achievement Award

The Distinguished Individual Achievement Awards (DIAA) are presented annually at SWANA S.O.A.R. by the following Technical Divisions:

Collection and Transfer Distinguished Individual Achievement Award

The Collection and Transfer Distinguished Individual Achievement Award recognizes efforts on behalf of individual SWANA members for service to the technical division, support of SWANA’s mission to advance the practice of solid waste collection and transfer, and overall long-term service to the solid waste management industry.

View past Collection & Transfer DIAA Recipients

Nominations Open until Jan. 15 2020!

Recognize a colleague doing outstanding work for SWANA and solid waste collection and transfer by nominating a fellow SWANA member for the Collection & Transfer Technical Division's Distinguished Individual Achievement Award.

Download the nomination form and email to SWANA's Director of Membership, Darryl Walter. The deadline to submit a nomination is midnight Friday, January 15, 2021.

Download the Nomination Form

Communication, Education & Marketing Distinguished Individual Achievement Award

The Communication, Education & Marketing Distinguished Individual Achievement Award recognizes efforts by individual SWANA members for service to SWANA’s Communication, Education and Marketing Technical Division, support of SWANA’s mission to advance the practice of effective communication, education and marketing to the solid waste management industry.

Nominations Open until Jan. 15 2020!

Recognize a colleague doing outstanding work for SWANA and solid waste communication, education or marketing by nominating a fellow SWANA member for the Communication, Education & Marketing Technical Division's Distinguished Individual Achievement Award.

Download the nomination form and email to SWANA's Director of Membership, Darryl Walter. The deadline to submit a nomination is midnight Friday, January 15, 2021.

Download the Nomination Form

Landfill Gas & Biogas Distinguished Individual Achievement Award

The Landfill Gas and Biogas Distinguished Individual Achievement Award recognizes efforts on behalf of individual SWANA members for service to SWANA’s Landfill Gas and Biogas (LFG) Division, service to employers, support of SWANA’s mission to advance the practice of converting waste to a resource, as well as overall long-term service to the landfill gas and biogas industry.

View past Landfill Gas & Biogas DIAA winners

Nominations Open until Jan. 15 2020!

Recognize a colleague doing outstanding work for SWANA and landfill gas and biogas (LFG) by nominating a fellow SWANA member for the Landfill Gas & Biogas Technical Division's Distinguished Individual Achievement Award.

Download the nomination form and email to SWANA's Director of Membership, Darryl Walter. The deadline to submit a nomination is midnight Friday, January 15, 2021.

Download the Nomination Form

Landfill Management Distinguished Individual Achievement Award

The Landfill Distinguished Individual Achievement Award recognizes efforts by individual SWANA members for service to SWANA’s Landfill Management Technical Division, support of SWANA’s mission to advance best practices for landfills, and overall long-term service to the solid waste management industry.

View past Landfill Management DIAA winners

Nominations Open until Jan. 15 2020!

Recognize a colleague doing outstanding work for SWANA and landfill best practices by nominating a fellow SWANA member for the Landfill Management Technical Division’s Distinguished Individual Achievement Award. Let your mentor, your mentee, your friend, or your coworker know they deserve appreciation with a nomination.

Download the nomination form and email to SWANA's Director of Membership, Darryl Walter. The deadline to submit a nomination is midnight Friday, January 15, 2021.

Download the Nomination Form

Planning & Management Distinguished Individual Achievement Award

The Planning & Management Distinguished Individual Achievement Award recognizes efforts by individual SWANA members for service to SWANA’s Planning and Management Technical Division, support of SWANA’s mission to advance the practice of municipal solid waste management, and overall long-term service to the solid waste management industry.

View past Planning & Management DIAA winners

Nominations Open until Jan. 15 2020!

Recognize a colleague doing outstanding work for SWANA and solid waste planning and management by nominating a fellow SWANA member for the PM TD's Distinguished Individual Achievement Award. Maybe it's your mentor, your mentee, your friend, or your coworker, but let them know they deserve appreciation with a nomination.

Download the nomination form and email to SWANA's Director of Membership, Darryl Walter. The deadline to submit a nomination is midnight Friday, January 15, 2021.

Download the Nomination Form

Sustainable Materials Management Distinguished Individual Achievement Award

The Sustainable Materials Management Technical Division Distinguished Individual Achievement Award recognizes efforts on behalf of individual SWANA members for service to SWANA’s Sustainable Materials Management Technical Division, support of SWANA’s mission to advance the practice of municipal solid waste management and overall long-term service to the solid waste management industry.

View past Sustainable Materials Management DIAA winners

Nominations Open until Jan. 15 2020!

Recognize a colleague doing outstanding work for SWANA and sustainable materials management (SMM) by nominating a fellow SWANA member for the SMM TD's Distinguished Individual Achievement Award. Maybe it's your mentor, your mentee, your friend, or your coworker, but let them know they deserve appreciation with a nomination.

Download the nomination form and email to SWANA's Director of Membership, Darryl Walter. The deadline to submit a nomination is midnight Friday, January 15, 2021.

Download the Nomination Form

Waste Conversion & Energy Recovery Distinguished Individual Achievement Award

The Waste Conversion and Energy Recovery Distinguished Individual Achievement Award recognizes excellence in the design, management and operations of projects that produce renewable energy from solid waste, whether through direct combustion or through other methods.

Nominations Open until Jan. 15 2020!

Recognize a colleague doing outstanding work for SWANA and waste conversion/energy recovery by nominating a fellow SWANA member for the WCER TD's Distinguished Individual Achievement Award.

Download the nomination form and email to SWANA's Director of Membership, Darryl Walter. The deadline to submit a nomination is midnight Friday, January 15, 2021.

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