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SWANApalooza 2020 Keynotes

Individual SWANApalooza sessions are now available for purchase! Session recordings will be available for download. Each session will also be worth one Continuing Education Unit (CEU). This brings you a convenient (and affordable) way to meet recertification requirements right from the comfort of your home.
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From Our Blog

  • September 25, 2020 Weekly Wrap-UP

    September 25, 2020

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

  • Safety is a Culture

    September 15, 2020

    Safety isn’t a directive, it’s a culture. Easy to say, but hard to accomplish. A safety culture is the result of combined efforts toward values, attitudes, goals and proficiency of an organization’s safety program.

  • Member Spotlight: Ashish Sharma

    August 6, 2020

    SWANA features members who have made an impact on SWANA, the solid waste industry, and their community. Read about Ashish Sharma, Senior Manager, Digital for Waste Management.

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

  • YP Spotlight: Charnae Ware

    September 23, 2020

    Meet Charnae Ware, Executive Director for Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission and our next YP Spotlight.

  • Advocacy

    September 23, 2020

    The EPA seeks input on metrics for national recycling goal. And Canada and the US explore a plastic scrap trade agreement ahead of new restrictions.

  • Student Scholarship Winners

    September 23, 2020

    SWANA’s International Scholarship Committee chooses the student scholarship winners. SWANA is excited to announce the 2020 scholarship winners.

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