SWANA's seven technical divisions keep track of hot topics, connect with experts, and shape the future of solid waste management. SWANA membership includes one free technical division subscription for the first year of your membership. Add more technical division subscriptions to your membership at any time.
Technical Division subscribers connect to other professionals who share the same interests and comparable challenges. Each technical division’s MySWANA forum encourages networking among its members. It’s the best way for you to shape the future of your career and the industry.
Gain recognition from your supervisors as someone who is leader material and willing to do more than the basics required for the job. Some companies require staff at certain levels to be members of a professional association and contribute volunteer time to it. Is yours one of those?
SWANA's Community Forums (specific to each Technical Division) are email-based exchanges that allow you to pose questions and get answers to pressing issues. Someone in the division probably has addressed the same challenges you are facing and is willing to share what worked and what didn’t, saving you time and money.
As a Division member, you have access to the full contact list of other Division subscribers who run some of the most successful and innovative solid waste programs in the industry. Who do you consider to be an industry superstar that you’d like to know? Whose program is a model that you want to emulate?
Division members shape the future of SWANA and the solid waste industry. Members lead the development of conference agendas and webinars that are the heart of SWANA’s educational programming, select award winners that exemplify industry excellence, design training programs that lead to professional certification, craft technical policies that guide industry practices and much more.
The Communication, Education & Marketing Technical Division uses words and images to promote the solid waste industry.
The Sustainable Materials Management Technical Division is dedicated to environmental sustainability and minimizing municipal solid waste disposal.
The Waste Conversion and Energy Recovery Technical Division provides information and contacts about new technologies for converting waste into power.
SWANA is now accepting applications for open Young Professionals Technical Division positions. The positions will advance the mission of the Young Professionals (YPs) group in their respective technical divisions.