SWANApalooza Goes Virtual!


Get ready for virtual SWANApalooza, taking place June 22 – 25. No need to jump on an airplane or book a hotel room, we are bringing together participants for livestreamed keynote presentations, pre-recorded technical presentations, livestreamed discussions and briefings, video chats, chat box forums, and an interactive exhibit site.


Tuesday, June 23, 2020: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Kick-off virtual SWANApalooza with a look at the impact of the COVID-19 on solid waste operations. New York City’s Commissioner Kathryn Garcia sits down for a conversation with SWANA CEO, David Biderman to give you a first-hand account from the epicenter of this pandemic.

Thursday, June 25, 2020: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

From disruptions and challenges to new opportunities… join the EPA’s Kathleen Salyer and other recycling experts in an engaging conversation about how the industry is tackling challenges in recycling and embracing new ways and opportunities for managing it.

Featured Sessions

Join Michael E. Hoffman, Group Head Diversified Industrials / Managing Director of Stifel, to discuss the state of the waste and recycling industry in a Post-COVID 19 world. What is your role in building a fundamental bridge between the interests of the public, politicians and policy makers? What are the new key performance indicators?

Kurt Petermeyer, OSHA’s Regional Administrator for the Southeastern US, will describe how OSHA, NWRA, and SWANA members can work together to improve the industry’s safety record. Mr. Petermeyer will discuss OSHA’s role in protecting workers, industry injury and fatality statistics, fundamentals in maintaining sound safety and health programs, and the goals and activities under the September 2019 Alliance agreement signed between OSHA, SWANA and the NWRA, describing how the waste industry and government are working together to ensure a safe workplace. He also will describe some of OSHA’s priorities and areas of strategic interest.

The typical municipal garbage truck travels about 25,000 miles annually, gets less than three miles/gal, and uses around 8,600 gallons of fuel/year. By some estimates, 60–80 percent of the total money spent for the collection, transportation and the disposal of solid waste is spent on the collection phase. This session addresses route optimization and scheduling of solid waste collection as a means to better cost-saving measures for municipalities.

More sessions to check out:

View the conference program here.

Get all the great content you would expect in Atlanta in the comfort of your own home. Watch sessions on your time when it is convenient for you. All sessions will be recorded and available for participants to view for up to a year after the event. Register at SWANApalooza.org. Registration closes June 17.