SWANA’s mission is to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management or municipal solid waste in North America. Since recycling is often both economically and environmentally sound and is a preferred approach for managing municipal solid wastes, it is an essential part of SWANA’s professional development efforts.
SWANA’s recycling programs include:
Additional Ways to Advance Recycling Efforts EVERY DAY:
To support SWANA’s mission of 'advancing the practice' by conducting collectively-funded research on pressing solid waste issues that are identified and selected by the Foundation's subscribers, join the Applied Research Foundation today.
February 25-26, 2013 – Atlanta, GA
Make plans to attend.
RTZW Conference is one of the annual events SWANA offers to promote increased recycling levels in North America.
RTZW is a two-day event and trade show featuring a variety of zero waste experts and case studies that provides the latest information on zero waste initiatives, and practical advice on how your community can utilize these concepts in your municipal solid waste management plan. Complete details.
About America Recycles Day
America Recycles Day is a national program of Keep America Beautiful, and is the only nationally recognized day and community-driven awareness event dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. Since its inception in 1997, communities across the country have participated in America Recycles Day on November 15 to educate, promote environmental citizenship, and encourage action. Learn more at AmericaRecyclesDay.org.
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For close to 60 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.