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  • SWANA Leaders Approve New Container Deposit Return System Policy February 12, 2024
    February 13, 2024 – In a pivotal stride toward environmental sustainability, both the United States and Canada have recently intensified their focus on recycling refund programs, with a keen eye on fostering responsible consumer behavior and minimizing the environmental impact of discarded containers.The spotlight is now on Container Deposit Return Systems (CDRS), which have emerged […]
  • SWANA Provides Comments on US “Draft National Strategy for Reducing Food Loss and Waste and Recycling Organics” February 6, 2024
    February 6, 2024 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) submitted comments on the US Draft National Strategy for Reducing Food Loss and Waste and Recycling Organics. SWANA supports the intent of the draft strategy and has several recommendations for strengthening the strategy’s objectives and strategic actions.“SWANA appreciates the opportunity to submit comments […]
  • SWANA Provides Comments on US IRS Proposed Regulations for Energy Tax Credits January 23, 2024
    January 23, 2024 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) submitted comments on the US Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Definition of Energy Property and Rules Applicable to the Energy Credit, Docket ID No. IRS-2023-0054.The United States’ […]

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  • Safety First: Stranded in a Vehicle in Winter Weather February 9, 2024
    Solid waste management employees often brave harsh weather conditions to ensure the proper collection and disposal of recycling and waste, even in the depths of winter. Unforeseen events like getting stranded in a vehicle during a winter weather emergency can pose significant risks.To put safety first, it’s crucial to have an action plan for these […]
  • The Pitfalls of Wishful Recycling: Sorting Through the Bin February 7, 2024
    Wishful recycling, a term that has gained prominence in recent years, refers to the practice of tossing items into the recycling bin with the hope that they will somehow be recycled, despite not being accepted by the local recycling program. We will explore the concept of wishful recycling, its consequences, and how individuals can contribute […]
  • Let’s Celebrate Our Newest Certification Holders from December 2023 January 25, 2024
    Whether you’re just starting the journey or well on the path of becoming successful in the solid waste professional, SWANA Certification can accelerate your career development and lead to promotional opportunities and greater success in your chosen discipline.SWANA proudly recognizes 22 individuals who earned a SWANA certification in December 2023. Certification places them among an […]


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