At SWANA, We Strongly Believe in Safety First

Waste collection is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world and SWANA is committed to safety. Please take advantage of the many resources available on SWANA’s website. Resources include tips, information and safety campaigns.

Apply for the 2020 SWANA NJ Chapter Safety Award

The SWANA NJ chapter is accepting nominations for its first annual Safety Award.  Nominations may be made in one of two categories:

  • Best New Safety Program
  • Best Improvement by an Existing Safety Program

Nominations will be reviewed by the chapter’s Safety Award Committee and one nominee will be selected.  The award winner will be recognized during the NJ Chapter Annual Spring Conference on April 2-3, 2020 in Atlantic City.  Representatives of the selected organization will be notified and are expected to make a 10-15-minute presentation of the program.

SWANA Safety Pledge

We want to encourage all chapter members to take the SWANA Safety Pledge to show your dedication to safety.

SWANA Collection Safety Tips Video

SWANA’s latest safety video has tips for employees in Collections to stay safe while out on the road. Click here to watch the video.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Report on Workplace Fatalities

SWANA has issued a press release in response to a report by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on workplace fatalities. To read the statement, click here.

SWANA Safety Initiatives

Become a Safety Sponsor

Show your commitment to safety and have a banner displayed on the main SWANA website

For more information, email [email protected].

Become a Member

Meet other solid waste professionals, stay updated on industry news, and take advantage of training opportunities.

Upcoming Events

The NJ Chapter hosts several networking and training events throughout the year. Stay in-the-know!

Young Professionals

Represent the future of the solid waste industry: become a young professional member.


Scholarships are available to SWANA members and family who are pursuing a college education.