The Beaver Chapter of SWANA is an association made up of professionals from Oregon and Idaho who are committed to managing solid waste as a resource through education, advocacy and outreach.
The Solid Waste Association of North America is an organization of more than 11,000 public and private sector professionals committed to education, advocacy and research. For more than 50 years SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field, serving industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.
Beaver Chapter strives to bring the waste community together and build a network for sharing resources and technical expertise. We provide opportunities for operator certification training courses, continuing education units, facility tours, and annual events such as the Winter Social, NW Symposium and the NW Road-E-O.
Out and About
Safety Incident: Conveyor Safety: September 2020
In September 2020, a worker was killed while performing their “regular cleaning” on the conveyors transporting compost material in the NW. Submitted by Scott Haynes.
2019 Injury & Illness Rate
Idaho Make-A-Wish & Republic Services Fulfill 3-Year-Old Boy’s Wish to be a Garbage Truck Driver
Leo, who's undergoing chemotherapy, has a fascination for garbage trucks. Thanks to Make-A-Wish and Republic Services, his wish was granted.
Webinar Recording: But I Don’t Want to Wear My Face Mask
How to respond if your employees are forgetting, ignoring, pushing back, or actively resisting the protections you’ve put in place to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
2020 Wes Gavett Memorial Fund Distribution
Money from the fund was just recently donated to two very deserving foundations.