• October 26, 2016 3:25 PM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    EREF and SWANA to Collaborate on Research, Education and Awareness   

    published in Waste Advantage Magazine

    October 24, 2016

    The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that outlines the intent to conduct various collaborative efforts, including: data aggregation and similar applied research efforts of mutual interest, joint fundraising activities to fund research efforts, increased collaboration regarding industry education and enhancing the awareness of both organizations. The MOU will enable EREF and SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation (ARF) to support and complement each other’s efforts, with ARF focusing on applied research and its application to today’s solid waste management issues and EREF’s focus on more basic research conducted by some of the nation’s top universities.

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  • October 11, 2016 1:03 PM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    As the latest New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) take effect later this month, many landfills will be regulated on their gas emissions for the first time.

    Others will be mandated to run their gas collection systems significantly longer. Operators will have to move fast to come up with capital, and to figure out just what they have to do, to comply.

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  • September 12, 2016 7:58 AM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    While recycling old electronics is a viable option, the fastest and easiest method to get rid of old tech is to donate it. Ask around – many students and schools are in need of functioning computers, no matter how old. A family member or friend may know someone who needs one. The National Cristina Foundation is a great resource for finding local areas that technologies can be donated to.

  • August 23, 2016 7:05 AM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    David Biderman, SWANA CEO

    This week crowds of people in the municipal recycling and solid waste industry are in Indianapolis for Wastecon, a conference produced by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). 

    The event also stands as an apt time to gain perspective from David Biderman, who became CEO and executive director of SWANA in May 2015.

    Resource Recycling asked him about his primary focus as executive director and what Wastecon participants have to look forward to in the years ahead.

    What were the biggest changes in SWANA in your first year?

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  • August 19, 2016 7:47 AM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    The South Carolina Solid Waste Management Act has not been revised substantially since it became effective in 1991, despite the evolution of industry standards and practices, and other factors that impact the program. The SCDHEC solid waste program has identified several areas of the Act that should be considered for update or revision.


    The areas for review include, but are not limited to:

    • discrepancies regarding landfill classes since the consolidated landfill regulation became effective;
    • the speculative accumulation of solid waste, resulting in unpermitted landfills;
    • the abandonment of solid waste sites;
    • local zoning determinations; and
    • a statutory requirement that all solid waste facilities, including facilities such as Class I landfills and transfer stations, secure demonstration-of-need determinations.

    SCDHEC is initiating a short-term stakeholder group to discuss potential changes. The initial meeting was held on August 18, to introduce the initiative, and to solicit membership for a stakeholder workgroup. The workgroup will meet occasionally over a period of 30 to 60 days, to refine and finalize proposed changes.

    If you are interested in learning more, please contact:

    Jana M. White
    Section Manager
    Solid Waste Planning, Grants and Regulation Development

    Division of Mining and Solid Waste Management 
    S.C. Dept. of Health & Environmental Control
    Office: (803) 898-1346

  • August 12, 2016 11:55 AM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    Do you want to get connected to an outstanding resource for solid waste and recycling professionals?

    Do you want to get the latest information on industry trends and participate in some of the best conference activities you will find in the industry?

    Find out how to join the SWANA SC Palmetto Chapter on our Membership page.

  • August 12, 2016 10:30 AM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

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  • August 01, 2016 11:01 AM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) today announced two addenda to their Joint Advisory on Designing Contracts for Processing of Municipal Recyclables originally issued in April 2015.

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  • July 22, 2016 7:42 AM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    The SWANA SC Palmetto Chapter contributed to the One SC Flood Relief Fund to help those impacted by the historical thousand year flood that occurred on October 5, 2015.

    The SC Governor Nikki Haley commended the SWANA SC Palmetto Chapter for it's contribution.

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