Past Solid Waste Design Competitions

2019 Solid Waste Design Competition winners

An archive of previous SWANA Solid Waste Design Competition (SWDC) contestants. We showcase poster submissions and photos from previous competitions.

Great job to all of our SWDC participant since 2015!

  • Arizona State University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Florida Atlantic University * 2017 and 2019 First Place Winner *
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State University and Florida A&M University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) * 2015 First Place Winner *
  • Michigan Technological University
  • National University of Engineering - Peru
  • Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Florida * 2018 First Place Winner *
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Miami
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas at Arlington * 2016 First Place Winner *
  • University of Vermont * 2021 First Place Winner *
  • University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point
  • Wayne State University

2021 Team Posters

Arizona State University


National University of Engineering


University of British Columbia


University of Vermont

The University of Vermont

University of Southern California


University of Texas-Arlington


Wayne State University


Posters and presentations from past contestants are available in the WASTECON® proceedings on MySWANA, which are accessible to all SWANA members and past WASTECON attendees.

Photos from the awards ceremony and from the competition are also available to download on Flickr. Please reference the links below.