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Waste Conversion & Energy Recovery Technical Division

The goal of the Waste Conversion and Energy Recovery Technical Division is to provide information and contacts about new technologies for converting waste into an expanded source for reliable and renewable power, to help improve waste-to-energy plant operations and innovation and to enhance the role of energy from waste as a valuable segment of an integrated solid waste management system.

You must be a member of both SWANA and the Technical Division to join a committee.

Waste Conversion & Energy Recovery Technical Division Committees

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee seeks to identify and showcase projects, teams (facility owners, operators, and consultants), and industry trailblazers that have demonstrated excellence and professionalism in the execution of projects which support the advancement of their solid waste management goals.

Conversion Technologies Committee

The Conversion Technologies Committee is focused on the advancement of waste conversion technologies (processes that repurpose, recycle or convert waste material into higher value added products beyond disposal). The committee will act as a technology-inclusive working group that offers a forum for experts to come together to discuss commercialization of new technologies, innovations on traditional technologies, optimal applications of each, as well as the synergies between complementary technologies.

Legislative and Regulatory Committee

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.

Program Committee

Develops and oversees the Division’s technical programs at SOAR, WASTECON® and other events. Members also can serve as moderators for technical sessions and contribute to the topic and speaker selection process for SWANA's regular Webinars.

Training Committee

Provides waste-to-energy training and education through courses and publications, assuring program quality.


Volunteer for the Waste Conversion & Energy Recovery Technical Division

SWANA’s Waste Conversion & Energy Recovery Technical Division is looking for volunteers.