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 2022 Awards are currently closed. Thank you to all that submitted! Winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 6. Awards will be presented in December at a ceremony at WASTECON® 2022 in San Diego, California.

Safety Award Sponsors


Cat® Waste Solutions

With Cat® waste equipment, expertise and support at your side, you are always job ready.


New Way® Trucks

New Way manufactures powerful refuse trucks, including rear loaders, front loaders and side loaders.



For 80 years, Peterbilt has supplied the North American commercial vehicle market with the industry’s most rugged, reliable and efficient products.

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RouteSmart Technologies

RouteSmart Technologies intelligent routing software solves complex routing challenges with unrivaled precision.

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Safe Fleet

By creating disruptive technologies and smart solutions to solve fleet safety challenges, Safe Fleet is redefining what fleet safety means.