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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.

A Lump of Coal for Christmas

A Lump of Coal for Christmas

As we near the end of the year, we continue to keep our eyes on the latest developments regarding the China waste ban. By staying on top of any changes, our reactions and decisions will be informed.

Of course, the Solid Waste Association of North America is meticulously monitoring the situation,

Fundamentally Safe and Sound

Fundamentally Safe and Sound

A good coach will continue to preach the importance of good fundamentals. Even if all the practice and drilling starts to wear thin or get repetitive, that coach will stick to his guns and keep pushing those fundamentals. When it comes to safety, the Solid Waste Association of North America

SWANA Urges Support for Recycling on America Recycles Day

SWANA Urges Support for Recycling on America Recycles Day

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) proudly supports America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful, on November 15, 2017.

America Recycles Day annually promotes and celebrates recycling culture in the United States. SWANA and its members are committed supporters and advocates of

SWANA Responds to BLS 2016 Industry Injury & Illness Data

SWANA Responds to BLS 2016 Industry Injury & Illness Data

Collection Injury Rate Declines, while Landfill & MRF Injuries Increased

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased by the decline in the frequency of injuries and illnesses involving waste collection employees, but is concerned by the increase in injuries and illnesses for workers at

The Year in Preview

The Year in Preview

As we near the end of the calendar year, it’s sometimes tradition for a publication to take stock of major events, issues, or news that have transpired over the past 12 months and reminisce with the “Year in Review.” I’ve been contemplating it for this space, at this time. But

SWANA News

SWANA News

Excellence in 2017
Honorees recognized at WASTECON®
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

SWANA Provides Update to States on Chinese Recycling Issue

SWANA Provides Update to States on Chinese Recycling Issue

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has issued an update to state officials concerning the July 18, 2017 notification to the World Trade Organization from China on their intent to ban certain waste imports.

The update provides background to states on the Chinese waste ban,

SWANA Welcomes New President for Fiscal Year 2018

SWANA Welcomes New President for Fiscal Year 2018

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is excited to welcome Jeffrey Murray, P.E. as SWANA’s new President for Fiscal Year 2018.

Murray is an Associate and the Solid Waste Section Manager with HDR in Raleigh, North Carolina and is a registered Professional Engineer in North

SWANA Launches Online Certification Testing

SWANA Launches Online Certification Testing

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announces the launch of its new online testing platform which allows solid waste industry professionals to take certification exams remotely.

The online testing function is available for all ten of SWANA’s industry training courses, giving professionals the chance to

The First Domino Falls

The First Domino Falls

Here’s something you never think about that I’m going to make you think about. Falling dominoes. I’m talking about those gigantic kinetic displays that show thousands of dominoes standing side by side in a row, in a spiral, in a circle, in a pattern, and even in multi-level structures. You

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