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Guide for Developing Lithium Battery Management Practices at Materials Recovery Facilities

To lower the risk of potential fires caused by lithium batteries, this guide has been written to assist materials recovery facilities (MRFs) in developing management practices to properly manage and dispose of lithium batteries when spotted, to take precaution in case of a fire, and to manage a fire if one does break out. Guidelines to help better educate consumers also are provided.

View the Battery Management Guide

Natural Gas Vehicle Safety

SWANA, along with NGVAmerica, is proud to promote natural gas vehicle (NGV) safety initiatives to increase the commitment to workplace safety throughout the solid-waste industry and continue to keep these clean and affordable vehicles safely on the road.

Here you will find a whitepaper providing basic NGV knowledge and safety practices, and also a new fuel systems inspection guidance document.

View the Natural Gas Vehicle Whitepaper

View U.S. DOE Compressed NGV Maintenance Facility Modification Handbook

Backing Best Management Practices Guide

According to industry and OSHA data, backing represents approximately 25% of all injuries and accidents in the solid waste collection industry. Use our poster and guide covering the industry’s best backing practices to educate employees to stay safe on the job.

Download Backing Best Management Practices

Download Top 10 Backing Best Management Practices Poster

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Blue Ridge Services: Safety Training for the Solid Waste Industry

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SWANA has partnered with Blue Ridge Services, Inc. to bring you comprehensive safety training for solid waste industry workers and operators.

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2020 MRF Summit November 18-19

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Purchase Slow Down to Get Around Vehicle Decals

SWANA is collaborating with BrandArmor™ to provide important safety decals for the back of waste and recycling collection trucks.
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