In the Solid Waste Industry, Safety Matters!


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. SWANA's safety initiatives represent part of that effort.

SWANA recognizes that, in the solid waste industry safety matters! #SWANASafety

SWANA’s Safety Initiatives

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November 09, 2022

Historic Drop in 2021 Injury & Illness Rates for Solid Waste Employees

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a decline in injury and illness rates across the solid waste industry.


November 03, 2022

SWANA Participates in New York City Safety Press Conference

New York City’s Dusk and Darkness initiative encompasses Department of Sanitation and private sector solid waste collection employees.

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AMCS Telematics – How it can improve driver and vehicle safety in the waste and recycling industry

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