The largest single budget item in solid waste management, the collection and transfer of refuse and recyclables relies heavily on efficiency and reliability. Issues include route design, health and safety, and contracting and franchising. The Collection and Transfer Division tracks equipment innovations and analyzes developments in:
Evaluates nominations and presents the SWANA Excellence Award, “Collection Systems”. Evaluates nominations and recommends the recipient of the division’s Distinguished Individual Achievement Award (began 2018).
Follows federal initiatives such as diesel engine retrofits, interstate transport of waste, and driver CDL requirements. Members are alerted to opportunities to review and comment on legislation that impacts their organizations. The committee also provides input on SWANA’s technical policies.
Reviews speaking proposals submitted for WASTECON® and other events. Members also can serve as moderators for technical sessions at events.
The Safety Committee will promote safety education and programs among the Collection and Transfer Technical Division members.
The Technology Committee will explore, evaluate and propose new collection technologies.