The Heap

Take Action!

Summer may be here, but that doesn't mean you can completely relax. In fact, the industry's two most prominent associations are asking for a little help from those in the solid waste industry.

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is urging industry members to support the extension of federal tax credits and the Clean Renewable Energy Bonds Program for landfill gas-to-energy and waste-to-energy facilities. The tax credits and the bond program are set to expire at the end of the year.

To compose an e-mail or letter to send to your congressman, visit SWANA's Action Center by clicking here.

Also, the National Solid Wastes Management Association is urging companies and local governments to share copies of the NSWMA's "Slow Down to Get Around" ads with local radio and television stations. The ads can be viewed at

To receive a broadcast-quality copy of the television or radio ads, contact David Biderman at or (202) 364-3743. To request "Slow Down to Get Around" truck decals, contact Niehaus at or (859) 331-3733.