Safety Awards

SWANA’s safety awards exemplify the solid waste industry’s profound commitment to improving employee safety through communication, best practices, increased company regulations, and accident review. These safety awards reflect SWANA’s continued commitment to worker safety.

The 2020 SWANA Safety Awards will be presented at WASTECON® 2020 in Dallas, Texas, December 7–10, 2020.

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Apply for a 2020 SWANA Safety Award

Applications Due Friday, July 17, 2020

SWANA is seeking out the biggest improvements and best innovations in safety throughout the solid waste industry, but now with a streamlined form. Focusing more on data and measurement, the application process is shorter with less writing required.

Check out the new application pages via the links below.

Best Safety Innovation Biggest Safety Improvement
  • Data should be from the 2019 calendar year or fiscal year
  • The person who submits the application must be a SWANA member
  • Additional information may be requested verbally or in writing by the judges
  • Winner(s) will receive a trophy at an awards presentation at WASTECON® 2020
  • See awards application pages for additional information
  • Questions? Contact Jesse Maxwell at