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. .


April 15, 2014 Dinner Meeting Notice

Presentations from the meeting are located here:

Managing Food Scraps in Illinois - The Potential Role of Anaerobic Digestion

An Update from the Illinois Food Scrap Coalition


Ms. Michelle Spruth (Project Manager, Cornerstone Environmental Group) will give a presentation on the status of anaerobic digestion technology development in the Midwest and across the US, with a specific focus on barriers and a discussion of how to improve the market conditions for organic waste treatment in Illinois.

Ms. Mary Allen (Recycling and Education Director, Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County and Illinois Food Scrap Coalition Chair) will provide an update on the activities of the Illinois Food Scrap Coalition.

Click here for additional information.


Solid Waste Association of North America Land of Lincoln Chapter - $2,500 Scholarship Opportunity


The SWANA Land of Lincoln Chapter is excited to announce that we are offering a $2,500 tuition scholarship exclusively for Chapter Members and their children, step-children and grandchildren. This scholarship is for students who are currently enrolled in an accredited college and working towards a degree in engineering, environmental sciences or related studies. 


Full scholarship details are available by clicking here.



CRT Glass Management Challenge Presentation Now Available
The presentation from the SWANA Land of Lincoln Chapter February 5, 2014 Dinner Meeting is available here:


Thank you to those who attended this highly successful event.


Contact SWANA-IL

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