COVID-19 Resiliency

Coronavirus image by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash
Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash

SWANA’s COVID-19 Resiliency award has been created to recognize organization’s that have adapted to working during the pandemic with a focus on utilizing the hierarchy of controls to protect employees, contractors, and customers. Efforts to increase worker vaccination and to ensure continuity of service will also be considered.


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. 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 on Tuesday, September 6. Awards will be presented at a ceremony at WASTECON® 2022 in San Diego, California, in December.

Safety Award Sponsors


Cat® Waste Solutions

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RouteSmart Technologies

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