With more than 1,000 members, the Sustainable Materials Management Technical Division (SMM) has many opportunities for you to benefit from the wealth of knowledge in this active group dedicated to environmental sustainability and the economics of minimizing municipal solid waste disposal.
The Division actively works to provide and promote state-of-the-art approaches to improving management and profitability of waste reduction, recycling, composting and special waste programs.
SWANA’s Road to Zero Waste Conference (held as part of SWANApalooza) provides the latest information on how to invest your solid waste budget, staff time and attention addressing the diversion of waste, from food waste to hard-to-recycle materials.
You must be a member of both SWANA and the Technical Division to join a committee.
The Awards committee evaluates nominations and presents division Awards.
The SMM Distinguished Individual Achievement Award (DIAA) recognizes efforts on behalf of individual SWANA members for service to SWANA and the Technical Division.View Past Winners of the SMM Technical Division Distinguished Individual Achievement Award
The SMM Organization Award recognizes an organization that is advancing the integration of solid waste management principles into an effective and sustainable organization.View the SMM Technical Division Organization Award
Tracks current and pending legislation at the federal and state levels, providing comments and writing letters to elected officials in support of SWANA’s stance on key issues.
Provides SMM-related training and education through courses and publications, assuring program quality, working with SWANA’s Manager of Training and Certification Programs. Technical courses include:
SWANA’s Sustainable Materials Management Technical Division gives an award to an organization that is advancing the sustainable use of materials throughout their lifecycle to minimize waste and environmental impacts.View details