Save the Date!
The Land of Lincoln Chapter of SWANA is excited to announce its Annual Fall Workshop and membership meeting. The event is scheduled for October 7, 2021 at the Village Links in Glen Ellyn. Come hear fascinating presentations from industry professionals about issues related to per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The day will conclude with a tour of local PFAS projects. Additional information, including registration information, will be circulated in the coming weeks.
SWANA National has created a webpage with ample resources for managing waste and recycling.
Sanitation Workers Support Fund
Solid waste and recycling collection is a critical and essential part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The men and women working in the waste and recycling collection industry are on the front lines of protecting human health and the environment. SWANA is collaborating with Glad to support sanitation workers across the United States and Canada personally affected by COVID-19 through the Sanitation Workers Support Fund. For workers in the front-line of waste and recycling collection, financial assistance may be applied for. Visit https://swana.org/initiatives/sanitation-workers-support-fund for further information on the application process.
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What's New with the Land of Lincoln ChapterIt is SWANA's mission to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste in North America. For over 50 years, SWANA has been the leading professional association in the solid waste field, serving over 10,000 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