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SWANA, through its volunteers and staff, track a number of leading industry initiatives. Explore each initiative for more information.

Safety officer surveying landfill


SWANA has a strong commitment to safety and is determined to help move the waste collection industry off of the federal government’s list of 10 most dangerous jobs and reduce accidents and injuries.

See SWANA’s Safety Initiatives
Workers sorting recycling at a municipal recycling facility (MRF)


SWANA is a leading expert on recycling and materials recovery. We work with members, municipalities, and leaders to respond to recycling challenges.

Read about SWANA’s Recycling Initiatives

Guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The solid waste industry copes with health and safety risks related to coronavirus (COVID-19). SWANA provides guidance to the solid waste industry.

Read SWANA’s Guidance on COVID-19
Person dragging bag through dumpsite with ISWA Global Initiative - closing dumpsites

Close the Dumpsites

SWANA supports the International Solid Waste Association’s (ISWA) Close the Dumpsites campaign. This initiative has potential to become a global movement that will result in substantial health, environmental and economic benefits for millions of people.

View SWANA’s efforts in #Closingdunmpsites