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
Free Cloth Face Coverings for the Solid Waste and Recycling Industry (Deadline: July 17th)
FEMA, HHS, and others are distributing cloth face coverings via SWANA at no cost to essential US infrastructure workers who do not need medical-grade PPEs for daily work! Order by July 17, 2020.
2020 Wes Gavett Memorial Fund Distribution
Money from the fund was just recently donated to two very deserving foundations.
A Letter from the National Governors Association
SWANA received a very nice letter from Governor Hogan recognizing the industry (and SWANA) for their tireless efforts during the pandemic.
Announcing the Sanitation Workers Support Fund
Glad and SWANA have established a fund to provide financial assistance to front-line solid waste and recycling collection workers impacted by COVID-19.
Access to Hand Sanitizer
It has become difficult in some areas to access quantities of hand sanitizer as more people purchase it in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some resources.
35th Annual NW Regional SymposiumOct13 Tulalip, WA
Hosted by Evergreen Chapter. This event has been rescheduled for October. Please see the Evergreen website for more information.
Manager of Landfill Operations TrainingNov16 Richmond, BC
Hosted by Pacific Chapter
WASTECON 2020Dec7 Grapevine, TX
SWANA’s executive leadership summit for the solid waste and recycling industries.