SWANA Supports America Recycles Day 2022


Remains Committed to Recycling as Part of Resource Management

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15. This annual event is an opportunity to promote the value of recycling and to discuss ways to strengthen it into the future.

Recycling is on the front line in the fight to mitigate global warming and climate change,” said Tim Flanagan, SWANA President, “SWANA’s recently adopted Strategic Plan puts recycling, waste minimization, and waste reduction front and center in our mission of education, advocacy, and training for our more than 10,000 members. America Recycles Day helps us focus attention on the critical role our industry plays in the battle to protect our environment each and every day.”

SWANA has played a very active role advocating for stronger federal support for recycling programs, including the 2021 Bilateral Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act. Federal recycling grant programs associated with the BIL are expected to be announced by EPA soon.

“SWANA continues to place a strong emphasis on recycling and strengthening recycling programs and systems throughout the United States and Canada,” stated David Biderman, SWANA’s Executive Director and CEO. “We will continue to work with EPA to implement its National Recycling Strategy and encourage investment in new technologies and equipment that process recyclables more efficiently,” Biderman added.

SWANA recently re-affirmed its commitment to advancing from solid waste management to resource management in the organization’s 2023–2027 Strategic Plan. A strong and sustainable recycling system is a key component of those efforts.


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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