Be Part of Our Summer Leadership Symposium - July 27

WHEN: Thursday, July 27th, 2017 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bowlero, Romeoville (735 N. Center Blvd, Romeoville, IL 60446)
COST: Free! This event is free and open to all members and non-members alike. Refreshments and light food will be provided.
RSVP Required: Please RSVP by July 24th using the following link,

The Illinois Young Professionals (YP) will host the 1st Annual Summer Leadership Symposium July 27th, 2-6 pm in Romeoville. This symposium will allow anyone participating in an internship related to the solid waste industry to gain professional presentation experience and teach members and non-members alike about new technology, information or projects completed during an individual's internship. 

Be on the lookout for more information and consider sponsoring your intern to present!  Interested interns, or if you have an intern to suggest - click here to email Andi Dierich

All SWANA members and colleagues (regardless of whether you are a YP or not) are encouraged to attend the symposium and stay for a speed bowling challenge where networking is highlighted during the game.   

Other highlights:

  • Students receive FREE SWANA membership - register your student intern or student worker today to be a SWANA member!
  • Young Professionals receive their first-year of SWANA membership for $100.
  • MentorMatch is a new program to pair YPs with experienced professionals willing to share their expertise. Enroll as a Mentor or a Mentee today.
  • Get involved in your Illinois Young Professionals group by contacting Andi Dierich, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Or, consider joining the Illinois SWANA chapter board by contacting Steve Schilling, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Save the Date! Fall Workshop & Golf Outing
October 11, 2017

The SWANA Board is busy planning an exciting morning workshop agenda, providing an update on a host of industry topics. We will follow the educational smorgasbord with our annual meeting, board elections, and edible smorgasbord; play a fun 9 holes of golf in the afternoon; and mix and mingle into the evening! 

The workshop agenda and registration will be available soon - watch for future emails with more details.

What's New with the 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 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., Chapter President.

Contact SWANA-IL

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