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ARF Subscribing Partners

Since its founding in 1961, the Solid Waste Association of North America continues to fulfill its mission “to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste in North America.” Today SWANA continues to grow with more than 10,000 members and 47 chapters in the United States and Canada.

Through the vision and commitment of a group of SWANA members, the Applied Research Foundation was created in the fall of 2000. ARF’s goal is to support SWANA’s mission through leveraging research dollars to conduct collectively-funded and defined applied research projects that address pressing solid waste issues.

By working together, subscribing organizations have the unique opportunity to determine what research topics should be addressed and to participate in the conduct of the research. The results of this research increase knowledge and efficiency by directly confronting problems of the solid waste industry.

Fiscal Year 2020 Subscribers

FY2020 Disposal Group
JurisdictionRepresentativeTitle
Chester County Solid Waste Authority, PARobert WattsExecutive Director
Delaware Solid Waste Authority, DEJason Munyon, P.E., BCEEManager of Engineering
Iowa SWANA ChapterWilliam RowlandDirector, Landfill of North Iowa
King County, WALaura BeltSpecial Projects Manager
Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, PAErin SaylorBusiness Development Manager
Mecklenburg County, NCJeff SmithbergerDirector, Solid Waste Management
New Jersey SWANA ChapterGary ConoverACUA Solid Waste Director
New River Resource Authority, VAJoe Levine, P.E.Executive Director
North Carolina SWANA ChapterJoe HackMecklenburg County Solid Waste Contracted Operations Core Process Manager
Prince William County, VATom SmithSolid Waste Division Chief
San Joaquin County, CAJim StoneDeputy Director of Public Works/Operations
SCS EngineersRobert Gardner, P.E., BCEESenior Vice President
Smith Gardner Inc.Mike Brinchek, P.E., BCEESenior Project Manager
Solid Waste Disposal Authority of Huntsville, ALJohn “Doc” HolladayExecutive Director
Solid Waste Authority of Central OhioScott PerryOperations Director
Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, FLDan PellowitzExecutive Director
City of Tucson, AZMartin BeyLandfill Services Administrator
Waste Commission of Scott County, IAKathy MorrisDirector
Winston-Salem City/County Utilities, NCJan McHargue, P.E.Solid Waste Administrator
FY2020 ARF Collection Group
JurisdictionRepresentativeTitle
City of Charlotte, NCVictoria JohnsonDirector, Solid Waste Services
City of Clearwater, FLEarl GlosterDirector, Solid Waste/General Services
City of Durham, NCJim ReinbrugerAssistant Director
City of Pensacola, FLJohn PittmanDirector, Sanitation Services and Fleet Management
City of Phoenix, AzFelipe MoralesDeputy Solid Waste Director
City of Tucson, AZPat Tapia, S.C.Collections Administrator
FY2020 ARF Sustainable Materials Management Group
JurisdictionRepresentativeTitle
City of Edmonton, Alberta, CAHamid Zaman, PhD, PEng.General Supervisor, Technical Services, Waste Services, City Operations
Fairfax County, VAEric ForbesChief, Recycling, Compliance and Planning, Solid Waste Management Program
Illinois Land of Lincoln SWANA ChapterChristopher PetersOperations Director, Tetra Tech
Mecklenburg County, NCJoe HackContracted Operations Core Process Manager
Medina County Solid Waste District, OHElizabeth Biggins-Ramer, S.C.District Coordinator
Miami-Dade County, FLMike FernandezDirector, Dept. of Solid Waste Management
Monterey Regional Waste Management District, CATim FlanaganGeneral Manager
New York State SWANA ChapterLuann MeyerSolid Waste Administrator, Monroe County NY Dept. of Env. Svs.
Rethink WasteHilary GansSr. Operations and Contract Manager
Solid Waste Association of Northern Cook County, ILDave Van VoorenExecutive Director
City of Tucson, AZFrank BonillasEnvironmental Manager
FY2020 ARF Waste Conversion and Energy Recovery Group
JurisdictionRepresentativeTitle
CDM SmithWei LiuProject Engineer
City and County of Honolulu, HIManuel Lanuevo, P.E.Chief, Refuse Division
I-95 Landfill Owners GroupJohn SnarrMetropolitan Washington COG
Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, PAErin SaylorBusiness Development Manager
New River Resource Authority, VAJoe Levine, P.E.Executive Director
Olmsted County, MNTony HillEnvironmental Resources Director
Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, FLDan PellowitzExecutive Director
Solid Waste Disposal Authority of Huntsville, ALJohn “Doc” HolladayExecutive Director
York County Solid Waste AuthorityDave VolleroExecutive Director