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Coronavirus Resources

Here are resources SWANA has gathered to support solid waste workers, employers and customers during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

SWANApalooza 2020 COVID-19 Sessions


Two keynote sessions at SWANApalooza 2020 covered the recent coronavirus pandemic. They are available for purchase through the SWANA Store.

COVID-19: Steps to Recovery

Member Price: $79.00
Non-Member Price: $99.00

COVID-19: The Impact on Solid Waste Operations

Member Price: $79.00
Non-Member Price: $99.00

Guide to Public to Protect Solid Waste Workers


The public can help protect the health of the men and women in the solid waste industry during this vital time by following the tips available in this guide.

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ISWA Recommendations

Waste Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The International Solid Waste Association considers three overall priorities for waste management during the period of the pandemic of COVID-19:

  • Ensure the continuity of the services
  • Adjusting recycling services
  • Ensure safe collection, disposal and treatment of healthcare waste

View ISWA’s recommendations

See additional ISWA COVID-19 resources »

News on COVID-19

SWANA in the News

COVID-19 Links

COVID-19 Webinars

Recorded Webinars

Financial Impact of COVID-19 on the Solid Waste Industry

Member Price: $49.00
Non-Member Price: $79.00

Update on the Coronavirus & Solid Waste Industry

Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $49.00


Thank You Sanitation and Recycling Workers!


Show your appreciation for Sanitation and Recycling Workers! Download this Thank You flyer and post it in sight of your community's solid waste workers.

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Guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Helping the solid waste industry cope with evolving health and safety risks.

View SWANA's Guidance on COVID-19

Download COVID 19 Documents for Essential Waste and Recycling Workers

Download documents to demonstrate proof to law enforcement personnel that you work in an essential industry.

  • Template letter that can be provided to demonstrate a worker’s exemption
  • Memo for employers instructing them on use of the letter
  • Placard for display in worker vehicles

Download these documents for essential waste and recycling workers

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