Welcome to the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Land of Lincoln Chapter.

It is SWANA's mission to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste in North America. For over 40 years, SWANA has been the leading professional association in the solid waste field, serving over 8,000 members throughout North America, and thousands more with conferences, certifications, publications, and technical training courses.

Our membership includes local and state government officials; engineering and planning consultants; owners and operators of solid waste facilities and waste and recycling haulers. The Land of Lincoln Chapter offers many opportunities for solid waste professionals, including:

Periodic dinner meetings and workshops with featured speakers on relevant solid waste topics:

  • Solid waste facility tours
  • Annual fundraising event to support award of a college scholarship
  • Annual 3-day conference jointly hosted with other statewide recycling and solid waste professional organizations
  • Annual fall business meeting to elect officers
  • Chapter-sponsored professional networking events
  • Partnership with SWANA’s national headquarters to provide members with education, training and certification benefits

The Land of Lincoln Chapter of SWANA invites you to participate in our many activities. For additional information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Thursday February 26, 2015

5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. (approx.)

“E-Scrap Legislation: Perspectives on Short and Long-Term Solutions”

Please join us for a comprehensive and timely discussion of Illinois E-Scrap legislative initiatives from the perspective of collectors, processors and manufacturers. Panelists include:

Walter Willis, Executive Director of the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO). SWALCO is the largest collector in Illinois having collected more than 8 million pounds the past two years.

Karrie Gibson, Founder of Vintage Tech Recyclers, LLC. Karrie brings the perspective of the E-Scrap processor as they work to manage material flows and marry the demand from manufacturers with the supply from collectors.

Allison Schumacher, Senior Manager, Environmental Policy & Sustainability for the Consumer Electronics Association. Allison will bring the manufacturers’ perspective as they work to comply with the myriad of E-Scrap programs throughout the country.

Each panelist will provide their perspectives which will be followed by an open discussion with attendees and the panelists.


The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Village Links of Glen Ellyn, 485 Winchell Way in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The meeting is open to non-members.

A cash bar begins at 5:30 P.M. Please try to arrive by 6:15 P.M., as dinner will be served at 6:30 P.M. The presentation will begin immediately following dinner. The cost for the event is $40.00. Dinner choices include: 1) Pasta Primavera (vegetarian); 2) Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken; or 3) Pork Chop Vesuvio. (Any dish may be prepared gluten-free upon request.)

Please register by noon on Monday, February 23, 2015. If payment will be made by cash or check at the meeting, e-mail Bob Kalebich at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (include your dinner selection). If payment will be made by credit card in advance, register using PayPal and be sure to specify your dinner selection in the “Special Instructions” box at the top of the order (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=Q8Y44879MSJXL).

Cancellations must be received no later than noon on Monday, February 23 in order to avoid being charged the $40.00 registration fee.

Contact SWANA-IL

SWANA Land of Lincoln Chapter
2037 P.O. Box 2037
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60138
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