The Leading Professional Association in the Solid Waste Industry

Nearly 11,000 solid waste professionals across the United States, Canada and beyond have already discovered the benefits of SWANA membership. With a mission to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste, SWANA provides education and networking opportunities to solid waste professionals in every facet of the industry, benefiting individual members while also furthering the work of the profession.


The Value of SWANA

Inclusion in a Professional Network
SWANA membership gives you the opportunity to interact with other solid waste professionals and develop a network that will be an invaluable asset to your career.


SWANA Chapters
As a member, you’ll also become a member of one of SWANA’s 44 Chapters, helping you to connect with other solid waste professionals in meaningful ways to advance yourself both personally and professionally. Led by dedicated volunteers, each chapter works hard to keep its members informed on the latest issues and trends in its local industry. Many chapters have their own newsletters, host local tours and events, provide training opportunities and advise their elected officials on behalf of the profession as well as informal networking events such as golf outings and ROAD-E-O contests.


Members Only Online Directory
Our Online Membership Directory gives you the perfect opportunity to connect with members that share your interests.


Members Only Information
Members receive SWANA’s monthly newsletter, I AM SWANA News, as well as MSW Management,SWANA’s official bi-monthly magazine. Members also receive access to the members’ only section of the SWANA website, which includes SWANA’s online collection of technical resources, the eLibrary.


Discounts on SWANA Events and Services
Membership can quickly pay for itself with member discounts on SWANA training, technical symposia,online learning, chapter events, and SWANA services including posting on SWANA’s Professional Services Directory and the SWANA Career Center. Members also receive discounts on a variety of partner programs.


Discounts on Insurance, Rental Cars, and Hotels
SWANA has arranged with the Euclid Insurance Agencies, LLC Environmental Insurance Specialist, to provide an important new insurance benefit for our members including Commercial Waste Haulers, Residential Waste Haulers, Recyclers, Transfer Stations, Material & Recovery Operations, Demolition & Construction Debris Haulers, Roll-off Operations, and many more. Members can also enjoy discounts on Avis car rentals and Choice Hotels, including Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality Inn, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, Mainstay Suites, Suburban, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn


Career Development/Leadership Opportunities
SWANA offers endless opportunities to show your dedication to the solid waste industry and develop your leadership skills. Become a Technical Division Committee Chair, Chapter Officer, International Board Member or the next SWANA President. New volunteer opportunities are always coming up for those ready to lead SWANA into the future.

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