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Biggest Safety Improvement

SWANA’s Biggest Safety Improvement award showcases an exemplary safety improvement undertaken by the solid waste industry during the previous year.


Applicant must be an organization that collects, processes, recycles or otherwise disposes municipal solid waste, or designs landfill systems and/or works around their components, and the individual submitting the application must be a SWANA member.


Safety Award applications will be reviewed by members of the SWANA Safety Committee. Additional information may be requested verbally or in writing in order to evaluate the application further. The decision of winner(s) by the Committee is final.


Winners will be announced publicly on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at WASTECON® 2020 in Dallas, Texas, December 7–10, 2020.

Application Questions

  1. What is the primary activity of the applicant?
    Collection | Transfer Station | MRF | Composting | WtE | Landfill | LFG | Other
  2. Please describe your safety program for calendar or fiscal year 2019. (Limit 500 words)
  3. How did you measure the Safety Improvement?
    Accident/Injury Rate | Worker Accident/Injury Claims | 3rd Party Claims | Lost Time | Other
  4. Based on that measurement, what were the results in 2019 compared to previous years?
  5. OPTIONAL: Upload any supporting data or documentation

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