Silver Spring, MD – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and concern for the health and safety of participants, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has cancelled the WASTECON® that would have taken place December 7-10 in Dallas, Texas. SWANA’s executive leadership summit for the solid waste and recycling industries will be transformed into a virtual conference in late January 2021 that will bring together public and private sector waste industry leaders and professionals from the safety of their own homes and offices.
Virtual WASTECON® will combine cutting-edge executive education with innovative program design, and leave participants better prepared to lead, inspire and achieve in these challenging times. SWANA is working to provide the unmatched networking opportunities, top industry speakers, and interaction with select industry solution providers that are all expected when participating in WASTECON®.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. SWANA’s top priority must be the health and safety of our members and the WASTECON community,” said SWANA Executive Director and CEO, David Biderman. “Particularly after the past five months, we were looking forward to gathering in person in Dallas. Now, SWANA looks forward to bringing the industry together at virtual WASTECON in January 2021 and at other virtual events later in 2020 and early 2021.
“Stay safe, and I look forward to seeing everyone in person in 2021,” Biderman said.
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.