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SWANA’s MentorMatch is the perfect place to pair up experienced solid waste professionals willing to share their expertise with colleagues, young professionals, and students looking for guidance or information to help advance their careers in the solid waste management and recycling industry. This program allows both Mentors and Mentees to grow professionally and personally through each interaction with other SWANA members using your online MySWANA account.

  • Share your knowledge and expertise with others
  • Pay it forward
  • Enhance your leadership skills
  • Build lasting business and personal relationships with colleagues
  • Grow your network and knowledge base
  • Strengthen your skills in the industry
  • Feel more prepared for career advancement
  • Build lasting business and personal relationships with colleagues
  • Gain valuable resources and problem-solving techniques

Take Your Career Development to the NEXT Level!

A mentoring relationship has benefits for both mentors and mentees! To join SWANA’s MentorMatch program, log-in to your account for 24/7 member-only access to career advancement, professional and personal development, and leadership preparation through SWANA’s MentorMatch. Not a member? Join SWANA today!



MentorMatch is the best SWANA membership benefit. Whether you are a recent graduate or a tenured professional, everyone has something to gain through mentorship.

– Tiana Lightfoot Svendsen - Environmental Outreach, Garland Environmental Waste Services, Texas


The [solid waste] industry has provided a lot of opportunities for me and others and I feel an obligation to pass along information to the next generation.

– David Adams - Principal/Senior VP of Sanborn Head


It’s not about what you have to lose or not, it’s about the mentee that will miss out on your knowledge and experience in an industry that they are interested in.

– Barrett Jensen - Solid Waste Director of Mesa County Solid Waste Management

SWANA provides a unique experience for seasoned professionals to provide guidance to our newest members entering their careers. It is a great opportunity to get advice on some of the more difficult issues that you might be hesitant to ask a co-worker. The path for knowledge is unlimited. Try it!

– Michael Greenberg - President, GT Environmental, Inc.


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