SWANA’s premier technical conference for solid waste technologies and solutions to transform waste into a resource is more important now than ever. It is with deep regret that, in light of the ongoing threat of the coronavirus and our continued focus on the safety of our community, we have decided to transition our live event to an industry-changing. This format will provide opportunity to obtain CEU’s and will include several technical sessions focused on safety (see links below).


Virtual SWANApalooza – week of June 22, 2020


SWANA Training and Certification Opportunties - Postponed

Transfer Station Management (April 27, 2020 - April 29, 2020) - Postponed

The Transfer Station Management (TSM) course addresses factors in planning, design, operation and management of a transfer station. You will learn how a well-planned, designed and operated transfer station provides advantages and flexibility to a waste management system. Discussion of how effective communication with the public and regulators helps mitigate challenges in planning and operating a transfer station, and how planning and design affect construction and operation.

Manager of Landfill Operations (April 27, 2020 - April 29, 2020) - Postponed

The Manager of Landfill Operations course is a comprehensive primer on the fundamentals of modern landfills, including operations, site design, regulations, health and safety, cost controls and other issues pertinent to planning, operating, and closing landfills.

Offered by SWANA, the course prepares you for Landfill Management Certification, required by many jurisdictions to operate compliant and safe landfill facilities.


Both trainings will be held at:

Wyndham Chicago O'Hare
1450 E. Touhy Ave.
Chicago/Des Plaines, IL 60018

Fall Workshop ReCap

Charging into the Future of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Thank you for joining us at the SWANA Illinois Chapter Fall Workshop and Annual Meeting. This year's workshop was focused on the dangers and challenges of Lithium-Ion Batteries in the waste and recycling streams. The following link provides access to the agenda and presentations from our workshop: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1aJ4tZf440PKyBPhFrhGmP3llFUVdn6oQ?usp=sharing.

Guest Speakers Included:

Jeff Spangenberger (Materials Recycling R&D Lead) - Argonne

John Sliwicki (VP of Risk Management) - Lakeshore Recycling Systems

Ryan Fogelman (VP of Strategic Partnerships) - Fire Rover

John Schumacher (Senior Vice President) - Assurance

Tim Warren (US Regional Account Manager) - Call2Recycle

Lisa Disbrow (Director of Government & Public Affairs) - Waste Management



Contact SWANA-IL

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