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News Headlines

  • Celebrating Earth Day Responsibly During COVID-19

    April 22, 2020

    SWANA encourages everyone to celebrate Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary. Founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day remains an important reminder about our responsibility for the environment.

From Our Blog

  • May 22, 2020 Weekly Wrap-UP

    May 22, 2020

    SWANA's weekly wrap-up will keep you up-to-date with everything that is happening in SWANA and the solid waste industry.

  • SWANA's COVID-19 Resources

    May 7, 2020

    SWANA speaks on the resources they have available to the public to help the solid waste community and industry workers.

Our Research

  • Thermal Treatment of Residual Waste: Lessons from Europe

    In Denmark, Switzerland, Austria and Germany, waste-to-energy (WTE) plays a significant role in the management and processing of municipal solid waste. SWANA Applied Research Foundation researched the reasons why modern, developed countries in...

  • Curbside Collection of Residential Yard Waste

    This 2017 SWANA Applied Research Foundation’s (ARF) Collection Group presents the results of background research on the economic and environmental costs of curbside collection services for yard waste from single-family residences.

  • Mechanical Biological Treatment of Residual Waste

    This 2018 SWANA Applied Research Foundation Waste Reduction & Recycling Group report provides a summary of lessons learned from the implementation of mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facilities in Europe over the past 25 years.

Our Publications

  • Ash Recycling & Reuse Survey

    SWANA's Waste-to-Energy Technical Division conducted first-ever and follow-up surveys of waste-to-energy plant owners and operators and state regulators.

I AM SWANA Newsletter

  • Officer Voting

    May 13, 2020

    SWANA’s Board of Directors has authorized candidates to stand for consideration to fill its four top officer positions for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2020.

Technical Policies

Definitions Of Terms Used In SWANA Technical Policies And Solid Waste Management

Technical Policy T-0

This technical policy defines terms, acronyms and abbreviations frequently used in the solid waste management industry and in SWANA's technical policies.

Integrated Solid Waste Management

Technical Policy T-1

Integrated solid waste management is a series of complimentary actions to reduce the quantities of solid waste generated and manage that which is generated in an economically and environmentally sound manner.

Strategic Planning For Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management

Technical Policy T-3

SWANA supports a broad definition of municipal solid waste management, more clearly defined as integrated municipal solid waste management, or IMSWM.

Training Events

  • SWANA Training Center - MOLO - POSTPONED

    May 27 - 29, 2020

    Due to continuing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, this event has been postponed. SWANA is working to reschedule it for a time when we can better ensure the well-being of all in attendance. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please direct...

  • SWANA Training Center - Transfer Station - POSTPONED

    May 27 - 29, 2020

    Due to continuing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, this event has been postponed. SWANA is working to reschedule it for a time when we can better ensure the well-being of all in attendance. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please direc...

  • SWANA Training Center - Managing Recycling - POSTPONED

    Jun 2 - 4, 2020

    Due to continuing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, this event has been postponed. SWANA is working to reschedule it for a time when we can better ensure the well-being of all in attendance. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please direct...