Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Membership

Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

SWANA and Safety

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is the organization behind the Slow Down to Get Around (SDTGA) campaign that is saving lives across the country. Thanks to their hard work to promote the safety of recycling and garbage workers, 25 states have passed laws requiring drivers to slow down and use extra caution when passing recycling and garbage trucks. There is still more work to be done, but we would like to thank SWANA for their dedication to protecting the lives of the men and women who keep our communities clean and safe.


The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing initiatives and opportunities from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 50 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses. For more information, visit

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Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Membership

SWANA Membership Benefits

Whether you work for a public or private organization, are in management or operations, have an interest in all aspects of solid waste or just one—you’ll benefit in many ways by being a SWANA member.

SWANA members receive weekly safety newsletters, access to safety programs and resources, member discounts on chapter and national events, access to a member-only private social network, marketing support, SWANA’s eLibrary and so much more.

As a member of the premier association for solid waste professionals, you have access to the resources you need to be more successful at work every day. You also have access to leadership opportunities and connections to further your career.

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