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

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2020 MRF Summit November 18-19

Registration includes real-time access to all sessions. In addition, sessions will be recorded and available to registered attendees for 60 days after the event.

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