SWANA Chapters Eligible To Join The Applied Research Foundation

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announces that SWANA Chapters are now eligible to become subscribers of the SWANA Applied Research Foundation (Foundation).

The North Carolina Chapter is the first Chapter to join the Foundation. Recognizing this accomplishment, Applied Research Foundation Director, Jeremy O'Brien, P.E says that “The North Carolina Chapter Board is to be commended for taking the initiative to become a Foundation subscriber and to pave the way for SWANA Chapters to participate in and support the Foundation's research efforts."

The annual subscription fee ($10 per Chapter Member per year) enables the Chapter to join one of Foundation's four research groups: Collection; Recycling; Waste-to-Energy; and Landfill Disposal Membership offers free, unlimited access to all the research reports developed during each year that the Chapter participates as a subscriber. In addition, Chapter members are able to purchase any of the 35 reports from past years at a 50% discount rate.

Chapter subscribers join other subscriber organizations by being directly involved in the Foundation's research through:

  • Designating an ARF Chapter Delegate to represent the Chapter in the Foundation and communicate the Foundation's activities with the Chapter
  • Submitting and voting on research topics
  • Participating in project review meetings held in conjunction with related SWANA symposia
  • Networking with local government and private sector leaders on the research topic of interest
  • Providing research data and reviewing interim results and final work products
  • “NC-SWANA is proud to participate in SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation supporting meaningful research in the field of solid waste management. Our support will be put to direct use by the industry, addressing issues related to collection, disposal, recycling, waste-to-energy, etc.,” offers Michael Etheridge, President of the North Carolina Chapter of SWANA.

    For more information on how YOUR local SWANA Chapter can join The Foundation, please contact Jeremy O'Brien, P.E., Director of Applied Research, at or by phone: 704-906-7269.

    About SWANA

    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 more than 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.

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