Tag: SWANA

Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is the largest municipal solid waste management association in the world, with chapters in the US, Canada, and the Caribbean. While principally serving the public sector, recently it has attracted private sector membership.

And the SWANA 2017 Excellence Award Winners Are…

And the SWANA 2017 Excellence Award Winners Are…

I love movies. And I’ve always been a fan of the Academy Awards including all the hype and buildup that precedes Oscar night. I’m avid because I consider the significance of the awards to be a measurement to aspire to for the motion picture industry, and the cultural impact it

Guest Editorial: A Global WasteCon

Guest Editorial: A Global WasteCon

For much of the past year, SWANA’s hard working staff and leadership have been promoting the very unique WASTECON taking place in Baltimore on September 25–27. What makes it unique? We are co-hosting our big annual conference with the ISWA World Congress, for the first time in nearly 20 years.

SWANA News

SWANA News

SWANA Announces Winners of the 2017 Safety Awards
SWANA is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 SWANA Safety Awards selected by SWANA’s Technical Divisions and the SWANA Safety Committee for their excellence in solid waste safety.

This year, SWANA expanded its Safety Awards program and selected winners based on SWANA’s 7

Editor’s Comments: Around the World in Baltimore

Editor’s Comments: Around the World in Baltimore

Technology has given our industry incredible efficiency and productivity. It has spread through collection practices, waste management processes, facility design, equipment maintenance, safety, and data collection. It’s also given us the ability to connect with the rest of the world to provide a view of how waste professionals around the

SWANA Announces 2017 Excellence Award Winners

SWANA Announces 2017 Excellence Award Winners

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities that demonstrate the highest practices through their commitment to using effective technologies and processes in system design and operations, advancing worker and community health and safety, and implementing

China Announces Intent to Ban Certain Waste Imports

China Announces Intent to Ban Certain Waste Imports

The Chinese government notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) on July 18 of its intent to restrict the import of 24 types of solid waste by the end of 2017, including multiple types of plastics, textiles, mixed fibers and other material. In the filing, the Chinese government states the need

Systems to Prevent Backing Accidents

Systems to Prevent Backing Accidents

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.

You and Me Are Gonna Be Partners

You and Me Are Gonna Be Partners

I recently saw the old Abbott and Costello “Who’s on First” routine. It’s a timeless classic that made me think of other famous duos like Martin and Lewis, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Thelma and Louise, Simon and Garfunkel, Crockett and Tubbs, Jay and Silent Bob, I could go

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

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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