SWANA Reaches Record Membership

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

September 12, 2013

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SWANA Reaches Record Membership

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) said its membership reached a record high for its latest fiscal year.

The Silver Spring, Md.-based association said in its newsletter that membership reached 8,200 individual members for its fiscal year ended June 30. The total was slightly more than the previous record set in 2009.

SWANA only has individual memberships, rather than company or organizational memberships.

More than 1,500 new members joined SWANA during the latest year, which represents a new member growth rate of nearly 19 percent, the association said. Its existing membership retention rate was 83 percent.

 About 60 percent of its members are employed by the public sector and 38 percent by the private sector. The remainder are student and retired members.



About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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