• SWANA Strategic Plan Town Hall - Goal 1 March 20, 2023
    THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY POSTPONED. A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY. GET OFF THE TOP 10 LIST OF MOST DANGEROUS JOBS Suzanne Sturgeon, SWANA Safety Committee Chair Michael Hughes, SWANA New York Chapter Safety Ambassador David Biderman, CEO & Executive Director Jesse Maxwell, Advocacy & Safety Senior Manager SWANA’s five-year Strategic Plan – Forward […]
  • [email protected] - Managing Composting Programs March 14, 2023
    SWANA's signature Managing Composting Programs course is coming to Brownwood Texas! Learn how to successfully manage composting programs through best management practices and emerging technologies. Registration includes 30 professional development hours and the printed Compost Programs course manual, an indispensable reference. To Register, contact Rebecca Bradley at [email protected]
  • ON Chapter - Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO - Canada) March 14, 2023
    The new SWANA Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO - Canadian edition) provides a comprehensive look at the field of landfill operations management—everything from the basics to site and environmental management and monitoring, to landfill closure. Coupled with other educational resources, on-the-job training, and real-world experiences, SWANA’s new MOLO program will help individuals prepare for SWANA […]

RSS SWANA Press Releases

  • Important Announcement from SWANA Board of Directors March 15, 2023
    SWANA is excited to implement its 2023–2027 strategic plan and to achieve the four goals in the plan.These goals include getting off the top 10 most dangerous jobs; becoming climate champions; reframing the perception of industry as employers of choice including engaging young professionals and improving industry conditions through diversity, equity, and inclusion; and strengthening […]
  • SWANA Reports Increase in 2022 Worker Fatalities March 6, 2023
    Post-collection and maintenance activities contribute to riseThe Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) reported an increase in worker fatalities in 2022 in the United States and Canada after a dramatic drop in 2021. For 2022, 46 solid waste industry worker fatalities were recorded by SWANA compared to 28 the year before.“SWANA is disappointed by […]
  • SWANA Announces Two New Safety Awards for 2023 February 22, 2023
    Best Safety Training Program and Workplace Wellness Award Added to Award Categories The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce two new categories for the 2023 SWANA Safety Awards — Best Safety Training Program Award and the Workplace Wellness Award. These will join the Best Safety Innovation and Biggest Safety Improvement […]

RSS SWANA National Blog

  • The Importance of Recycling Plastic: The Rise of Rebound Plastic Exchange February 28, 2023
    Plastic waste has become a major issue in our environment. The world is grappling with how to manage and reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in our oceans and landfills with only 15 percent of plastics being recycled globally. This is where Rebound Plastic Exchange comes in, offering a solution to help tackle […]
  • NOWON Technology – Transforming municipal solid waste into low carbon fuel January 19, 2023
    Your trash – the raw municipal solid waste (MSW) – contains between 30%–40% organic material which traditionally has ended up in landfills where it degrades and generates harmful greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Current regulation such as SB1383, is pushing towards diverting organics (OFMSW) from landfills creating a pressing need to propose solutions and treatment options […]
  • AMCS Telematics – How it can improve driver and vehicle safety in the waste and recycling industry November 3, 2022
    This blog was originally published by AMCS. This is the first blog in a series on telematics, and how understanding data from your collection vehicles can boost your business. The series will include articles on: Vehicle safety Cost management Driver debrief Telematics future. In this first piece, I am going to look at vehicle safety […]


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