SWANA's Applied Research Foundation (ARF) makes executive summaries of their reports free to the general public. Use the links below to download them.
The hiring and retention of drivers and helpers to provide solid waste and recycling collection services is a growing challenge for public sector and private sector service providers. SWANA analyzes current solid waste worker shortage and proposes solutions in a new, two-page paper responding to the impact of COVID-19.Download Two-page paper
A new report developed by SWANA's Applied Research Foundation addresses PFAS fate and transport in waste-to-energy facilities.
Latest trucking statistics show that the shortage of over-the-road (OTR) truck drivers in the U.S. is at the highest level it has been in 15 years–a driver shortage mirrored in the waste collection industry.
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A new report developed by SWANA's Applied Research Foundation compares and evaluates dual-stream recycling options against single-stream.
A new report developed by SWANA's Applied Research Foundation evaluates three system options available to solid waste managers for the recovery of energy from non-recycled waste plastics.
The SWANA Applied Research Foundation’s Disposal Group report presents best practices to keep employees safe at landfills, as well as best practices that landfill managers can implement at their facilities to improve hauler safety.
SWANA urges WTE facility managers to minimize future fire risks and impacts at their facilities by following the recommendations presented in this report.
The SWANA Applied Research Foundation’s Recycling Group report provides solid waste managers with up-to-date information and guidance on how to reset curbside recycling programs in the wake of the China National Sword policy.
The report used the city of Charlotte, North Carolina as a model to provide an analysis of the city’s current program and explore new yard waste collection options.
The report investigates why developed countries in Western Europe have embraced thermal treatment and are processing 97 million tons of residual waste in over 500 WTE facilities located in 22 countries.
ARF reports are free to members when they are released to the general public. Usually these reports are released to SWANA Members one year after they are released to subscribers. However, some reports are too important to wait—watch for announcements.