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ARF Chapter Subscriber Program

SWANA chapters are now eligible to become subscribers of the SWANA Applied Research Foundation.

In addition to other benefits described below, chapter members receive free, unlimited access to all the research reports developed during each year that the chapter participates as a subscriber.

The annual subscription fee for SWANA chapters is $10 per Chapter Member per year. Chapters may join more than one research group at an additional fee that is a 50% discounted rate of $5 per Chapter Member per year.

This fee enables the chapter to join one of ARF’s four research groups:

  • Collection
  • Disposal
  • Sustainable Materials Management
  • Waste Conversion and Energy Recovery

Chapter Member Benefits

Chapter Subscribers join other subscriber organizations by being directly involved in the ARF’s research through:

  • Designating an ARF Chapter Delegate to represent the chapter in the ARF and communicate the ARF’s activities with the chapter
  • Submitting and voting on research topics
  • Participating in project review meetings held in conjunction with related SWANA symposia
  • Networking with local government and private sector leaders on the research topic of interest
  • Providing research data and reviewing interim results and final work products

Join Now!

Come join the North Carolina, Illinois, Iowa , New Jersey and New York State Chapters and 40 other organizations that are shaping the future of solid waste management through subscribing to the SWANA Applied Research Foundation.

For more information on how your local SWANA chapter can join ARF, please contact Jeremy O’Brien, P.E., Director of Applied Research, at or 704-906-7269.