OCTOBER 13, 2015

The Village Links of Glen Ellyn

485 Winchell Way, Glen Ellyn, IL

The Illinois Land of Lincoln Chapter of SWANA, in cooperation with the Illinois Chapter of NWRA, invites you to join us for a day of education, networking, and Oktoberfest Fun



Will changes in prices and behavior impact how the industry manages recyclables?

Chaz Miller, National Waste & Recycling Assoc., Director of Policy/Advocacy

What are the changes and challenges facing recycling/waste management? Changes in tonnage, composition, management, and markets.

Susan Robinson, Waste Management, Federal Public Affairs Director

What are the solutions? Address contamination, contract language, packaging industry collaboration, changing goals and success measurement.

David Biderman, Solid Waste Assoc. of North America, CEO & Exec. Director

SWANA’s perspective: Joint SWANA/NW&RA White Paper on contracts for processing recyclables, and the role of SWANA in recycling advocacy.

Enjoy lunch and stay for our 9-hole golf scramble.


Full Registration (Includes Workshop, Lunch & Golf)                                        $99 per person

Workshop Only (Includes Workshop & Lunch)                                                    $65 per person


Includes company logo on signage and recognition at the workshop        $125

(Sponsors will be contacted after registering to obtain additional information)


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To All Members of the Land of Lincoln Chapter of SWANA:

In accordance with the by-laws of the SWANA Land of Lincoln Chapter, a Nominating Committee consisting of the current President and the two immediate Past Presidents has composed a nominating slate of officers and board members for 2015 - 2016.

The election of officers and board members will be held during the Annual Meeting that will be part of the Managing Recyclables Workshop and Golf Outing on October 13, 2015 at Village Links of Glen Ellyn, 485 Winchell Way in Glen Ellyn.  Additional information on the workshop is available at www.swanaillinois.com.

The following slate of names will be presented to the membership:

President:                  Steve Schilling - Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County

Vice-President:         Christina Seibert - CB&I Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc.

Treasurer:                  Bob Kalebich - Republic Services, Inc.

Secretary:                  Lori Edwards

At-Large Directors to serve a two-year term, 2015 - 2017: 

Charles Murphy, Midwest Composts, LLC

Todd Marvel, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land

Additional nominations may be received from the floor.  Nominations may also be submitted prior to the Annual Meeting by contacting any member of the Nominating Committee.

Members of the Nominating Committee:

Karen Rozmus - (708) 358-5707

Walter Willis - (847) 336-9340

Dean Olson - (815) 774-7891


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..


SWANA 2015 Scholarship Winner – Meghan Pazik

Meghan is pursuing a degree from Loyola University Chicago in Environmental and Communication studies focusing on social change and advocacy.  Her selection was based on her passion to enter a field that provides her with a purpose doing something she loves.  Meghan believes that “environmentalism is not only about saving the environment, or protecting the planet, it’s about improving all life”. She has a vast background including working for Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability, The Green Initiative Fund and representing students as a Junior Representative on the Student Government of Loyola Chicago group.  She also conducted surveys for Greencorps, chaired the Student Environmental Alliance and interned at The Nature Conservancy Illinois Chapter.  Meghan has volunteered at multiple Chicago based organizations including but not limited to Kilbourn Park Organic Garden, Lollapalooza’s water refill station, LUC IES Farmer’s Market and Edgewater Community Earth Day.  Meghan will be receiving $2,500 from the Illinois Chapter of SWANA.

Contact SWANA-IL

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