The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has announced that membership has surpassed 10,000 members in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. This accomplishment marks a 22 percent increase in membership since 2015.
“We are excited to welcome our 10,000th member of SWANA and would like to congratulate our chapters, technical divisions, staff and leadership for developing the training, education and networking opportunities that so many in our industry value,” said Jeffrey Murray, P.E., international president of SWANA, in a statement. “As our SWANA community continues to grow, our technical policies, advocacy efforts, safety programs and training initiatives will be supported by a stronger industry voice.”
With 45 chapters across North America, SWANA members have access to the exchange of ideas about industry trends and best practices as well as training, networking and leadership opportunities.
“When I joined SWANA less than three years ago, I never imagined we would grow so quickly. It’s a credit to the hard work of our staff, board, chapters and technical divisions," said David Biderman, executive director and CEO of SWANA. "SWANA will continue to be the industry leader on safety, responding to the China/recycling problem, and other issues of importance to solid waste leaders in both the private and public sector.”