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The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association that represents private waste and recycling companies, as well as manufacturers and distributors of equipment that processes the material, and service providers who serve those businesses.

SWANA News

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Latest Legislative News Impacting the Solid Waste Industry
EPA proposes new emissions guidelines, lowered NSPS threshold.

By Jesse Maxwell, Advocacy & eLearning Program Manager, SWANA

In August 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new Emission Guidelines (EG) for existing landfills, a major rule that will have effect across the MSW landfill

Guest Editorial: Rope-a-Hope

Forgive me, but I’m feeling inspired by Mel Brooks-director, screenwriter, comedian, actor, and producer who gave us the brilliant Blazing Saddles , Young Frankenstein , and The Producers . But I turn for my theme to lyrics in his so-so The Twelve Chairs :  “No way of knowing which way

Moving Forward, Reducing Vehicle Risks

Moving Forward, Reducing Vehicle Risks

According to the USDOT Federal Highway Administration, the average driver-age 35-55-drives over 15,000 miles per year, forward…and less than 1 mile in reverse. But 1 out of 4 accidents occurs when backing. Do the math: Mile for mile, backing poses 5,000 times more risk of an accident. Commercial Driving Garbage

At 50 Years: SWANA Moving Forward

At 50 Years: SWANA Moving Forward

In 1996, in an effort to promote education and professional development, SWANA established the Grant H. Flint International Scholarship Awards Program. The program is initiated by the chapters through their chapter scholarship committees. Eligible candidates must be natural or adopted children or grandchildren of a member (sponsor) in good standing

The Past: Taking Basics to New Levels

The Past: Taking Basics to New Levels

It was 1961, the dawn of an era of rapid and significant social, political, and technological changes. The Soviets send the first man in space. John F. Kennedy is elected president-the first Catholic holding the office-while the man who would become the first black president, Barack Obama, was born. In

Programming MRF Safety

Programming MRF Safety

As economic and public support for recycling continues to grow, so too have the risks and hazards. Automation has helped, but the industry seems to have lost ground with 10 MRF workplace fatalities in 2011. As we push into 2012, is it fair to ask if safety is still on

Landfills and our Future

Civilizations have always recycled, burned, buried, or otherwise processed their solid waste. The techniques, sophistication, complexity, and regulatory requirements governing how we accomplish these tasks have varied from place to place and from time to time, generally increasing over the ages. However, even today, one can go to many countries

Slowing Down Speeds Up Safety

Slowing Down Speeds Up Safety

“Brakes out-of-adjustment is the most frequently cited safety defect,” says Daniel Judson, inventor of and technical director at BrakeSentry. “The problem causes the highest out-of-service violation rate, nearly one in eight vehicles. And [the problem of] brakes out-of-adjustment is estimated to be a factor in at least 30% of all

Slow Down to Get Around

This is the first appearance of our Safety Department, but in truth it is not ours, but yours. Nothing in our daily round of activities is as important as the safety of those with whom we work. Please regard it as an obligation to everyone in the field to provide

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