Tag: Solid Waste Association of North America

For nearly 50 years, The Solid Waste Association of North America, (SWANA) has been a professional association in the solid waste management field. SWANA’s mission is “to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste.” SWANA serves over 7,700 members and thousands more industry professionals with technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses. Solid waste consists of everyday items that could be thrown away or recycled such as bottles, cans, newspapers, computers, furniture, food, and appliances.

SWANA & CRRA Launch Joint Zero Waste Certification Course

SWANA & CRRA Launch Joint Zero Waste Certification Course

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) announce the launch of their new Zero Waste Principles & Practices certification course, developed by the two organizations along with Kessler Consulting (KCI) over the past two years.

This course will promote

Market Trends in Recycling

Market Trends in Recycling

There have been ebbs and flows in the recycling market over the past 35 years. Price volatility in recycling markets is almost a universal truth across the globe. Being able to manage the ever-fluctuating changes in market prices can either produce success or break the community recycling program. Most recycling

Reader  Profile: Christina Hanson

Reader Profile: Christina Hanson

Christina Hanson, senior planner with the environmental engineering division for the County of Placer, CA, is described by coworkers as “dedicated and articulate.” In turn, she says she is proud to be part of a team providing residential and commercial garbage collection services to more than 39,000 customers covering about

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Frutiger/Mobydick, Wheel Washing Systems
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Mack Trucks
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Preco Electronics
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Shred-Tech
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Solid Waste Association of North America
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Tetra Tech Inc.
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Ty Cushion Tire
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Emerging Issues in Recycling

Emerging Issues in Recycling

There have been ebbs and flows in the recycling market over the past 35 years. Price volatility in recycling markets is almost a universal truth across the globe. Being able to manage the ever-fluctuating changes in market prices can either produce success or break the community recycling program. Most recycling

Eyes in the Back of Your Head

Eyes in the Back of Your Head

The number of fatal accidents involving employees, as well as the thousands of reported injuries and illnesses and waste collection vehicle accidents each year makes solid waste collection the fifth most dangerous job in the US.

SWANA Membership Launches Online Mentoring Program

SWANA Membership Launches Online Mentoring Program

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce a new program, MentorMatch, available to members on their online forum, MySWANA.

Established to pair experienced professionals with fellow colleagues looking for career guidance or industry information, the MentorMatch program seeks to promote professional development, networking,

Forget Paris

Forget Paris

“Forget Paris” is a movie from the mid-nineties starring Billy Crystal and Debra Winger. It’s a romantic comedy in which a basketball referee travels to France to bury his father, meets and falls in love with a woman working for the airline.

But if you say the words “Forget Paris” now,

The Economics of Recycling in the US—Can It Pay for Itself?

The Economics of Recycling in the US—Can It Pay for Itself?

Has recycling in the United States stalled? How dire is the situation? Industry executives have argued force­fully that prices for recycling commodities have largely fallen to the point over the past several years that it is not economical for them to process recyclables and market them to largely Asian markets,

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DuraTech Industries
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Ecolo Odor Control Technologies
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Finn Corp.
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Freightliner/Daimler Trucks North America LLC
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Frutiger/Mobydick, Wheel Washing Systems
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G-S Products
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Global Sensor Systems Inc.
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Hallco Industries Inc.

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