Guidance for Waste & Recycling Operators & Employees 2020-03-23 14:41:39 SWANA: Waste Industry Must be Included in Coronavirus Emergency Response SWANA has reminded US Governors, Mayors and other elected officials and leaders that solid waste management is an essential public service and should be exempted from quarantines in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. read more ... More Women Drivers Could be the Answer 2020-02-11 16:31:42 SWANA Report: US Truck Driver Shortage Impacting Waste & Recycling Industry The solid waste industry is being hit particularly hard by the shortage of over-the-road truck drivers in the US, which is at the highest level it has been in 15 years according to a new report from SWANA. read more ... From the September/October Print Issue of WMW 2019-11-29 18:45:13 SWANA: Curbside Recycling Collections Can Still Make Sense in Face of National Sword With China’s National Sword policy now well established, SWANA published a report which shows a 50% reduction in the revenues received from the sale of recyclables recovered through curbside recycling, but done right, it can still make sense. read more ... Collection Still the Most Dangerous Aspect of Solid Waste Management 2019-08-13 15:15:06 SWANA Records 30 Solid Waste Worker Fatalities So Far in 2019 The Solid Waste Association of North America has identified at least 30 worker fatalities industry so far this year in the United States and Canada. read more ... City of San Antonio and Lakeshore Recycling Systems Honoured for Safety Measures 2019-08-02 13:22:01 SWANA Awards for Innovation & Improvements to Safety in the Waste Industry The Solid Waste Association of North America’s Safety Committee has named the winners of the 2019 SWANA Safety Awards, including two organisations with the Biggest Safety Improvement Award and the Best Safety Innovation Award. read more ... Better Recycling Systemts for Li-Ion Batteries Could Cut Fires at Waste Facilities 2019-06-28 11:42:16 SWANA Backs Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Legislation in California SWANA has voiced its support for legislation to create a recycling program for lithium-ion batteries in California under AB 1509, the Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Prevention Act. read more ... Shocking Rise in Fatal Accidents in Waste & Recycling Industry 2019-06-11 12:34:28 REGIONAL FOCUS: North America Waste Collection Fatalities It’s well known that working in the waste industry is statistically among the most dangerous occupations going. SWANA recently highlighted some shocking statistics showing a dramatic increase in fatalities, largely from waste collections. read more ...
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