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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September 01, 2021

SWANA Announces 2021 Safety Award Winners

Winners to be honored at WASTECON in November


August 30, 2021

SWANA Urges All Solid Waste Employees to Get Vaccinated

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) urges all solid waste workers in the private and public sectors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations and to get booster shots as they become available.


July 27, 2021

SWANA Urges Helpers Not to Ride on Steps When Truck is Backing

SWANA reminds all solid waste and recycling collection workers that riding on the riding steps or the back of the truck when the truck is backing is very dangerous.

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