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  • May 18, 2017 7:51 AM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)


    SWANA’s MentorMatch is the perfect place to pair up experienced professionals willing to share their expertise with colleagues, young professionals, and students looking for guidance or information to help advance their careers in the solid waste management and recycling industry. This program allows both Mentors and Mentees to grow professionally and personally through each 6-month interaction with other SWANA members.


    Read more under the MentorMatch tab in your MySWANA account also found at community.swana.org/mentoring and enroll today!


    * Enroll before May 28th for a special MentorMatch webinar training (live and recorded versions).


  • May 16, 2017 10:05 PM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    The SC Chapter is hosting "Managing MSW Collections Systems" Certification Training and testing November 7 - 9, 2017 in Surfside Beach, SC.


    Member Rate: $599

    Non-Member Rate: $999


    Additional info and room rates will be available soon.



    If your interested, please email us.


    Registration will open in September 2017.

  • May 16, 2017 10:01 PM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)


    The SC Palmetto Chapter is sponsoring a SC state wide safety day on September 12, 2017. The Chapter will provide all landfills in SC with safety information.


    More info to come.

  • March 14, 2017 1:42 PM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announced today the development of a briefing for elected officials on emerging waste management technology. This brief, entitled “Effective Responses to Emerging Waste Management Technology Proposals,” was developed to provide municipal leaders with the process and resources necessary to make informed decisions when considering unsolicited proposals, unfamiliar technologies or both.

    The brief includes a checklist....


    Continue reading here.

  • March 14, 2017 1:40 PM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)


    As part of on-going efforts to get solid waste workers off the Federal Government’s “Top 5 Most Dangerous Jobs” list, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) will resume distributing Slow Down to Get Around (SDTGA) decals to its members, free, upon request, starting March 14, 2017.


    Continue reading here.

  • January 27, 2017 12:56 PM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)


    SWANA is pleased to announce that it now offers free membership for full-time undergraduate and graduate college students as a means to grow the future of the solid waste and recycling industry. Beginning in 2017, eligible students now have a no-cost opportunity to engage with a network of more than 8,500 professionals to learn more about the solid waste and recycling industry, to interact with potential employers, and to connect with peers who have similar study and career interests. “By providing college students free membership in SWANA, they will have a transparent view of the industry they are studying and may, one day, pursue a career in,” stated Darryl Walter, SWANA’s Director of Membership.“


    The free student membership is hopefully the first step in the SWANA membership progression, which is followed by the Young Professional Membership level. All full-time students are eligible for free membership and will be offered a full member status where they have access to all of SWANA’s member benefits ranging from community discussion forums and hundreds of resources in the e-library to targeted networking opportunities and participation in SWANA’s technical divisions and local chapters. “As part of SWANA’s effort to build the future leadership of the waste industry, it is important to reach into the colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and encourage students to consider a career in the waste industry,” stated David Biderman, SWANA’s Executive Director and CEO. “Making undergraduate and graduate students aware of the diverse, well-paying jobs that exist in the industry is critical to ensuring a steady pipeline of talent into the companies and local governments that make up the sector.”


    After ending 2016 with record membership numbers, SWANA is committed to increasing member benefits and diversifying its membership-base in 2017, with free student membership being the first step.


    For more information, visit https://swana.org/Membership/MembershipInformation/StudentMembership.aspx.



  • January 26, 2017 10:51 AM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)


    State lawmakers have advanced a bill that would keep local governments from enacting bans on plastic bags in their communities, outraging coastal residents and environmentalists.


    Read the Post & Courier article here




  • January 20, 2017 11:58 AM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    In August 2016 SCDHEC formed a Work Group to review specific areas of the “South Carolina Solid Waste Policy and Management Act of 1991”. The Work Group consisted of 19 members representing public landfill owners, private landfill owners, private legal counsel, environmental advocacy and state regulatory agency. 


    The proposed revisions to the Solid Waste Policy and Management Act (with changes in underline/strike-through) are posted here


    If you have any questions or comments, please submit those to SCDHEC:

    Ms. Jana White - Bureau of Land and Waste Management

    SC DHEC

    2600 Bull Street

    Columbia, SC 29201


  • January 19, 2017 12:17 PM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)


    The SC Palmetto Chapter is sponsoring 1 Young Professional to attend the SWANA WasteCon / ISWA World Conference in Baltimore, Maryland September 25-27, 2017.


    Submit the application by February 10, 2017.


    Download the application here.


  • December 12, 2016 4:56 PM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)


    SWANA has greatly increased safety awareness.


    Check out this Youtube video.




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