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Why SWANA?


SWANA invites those who are not current SWANA members to join us!
Membership features a selection of robust benefits that will maximize your opportunities for career success and professional development:


SWANA Chapters
Connect locally through one (or more) of SWANA’s 45 chapters available across North America.


SWANA Technical Divisions
Take advantage of opportunities to interact with professionals specializing in specific aspects of solid waste management.

 

Members-Only Website and MySWANA Profile
Access members only resources and information, as well as a network of industry professionals, 24/7. You can customize your profile and subscriptions to ensure you receive the information you need, per your interests, and share information with MySWANA blogs.

 

Young Professionals Group
Under 35 years of age? Join the SWANA YP’s group—help guide the direction and represent the future of the solid waste industry.


Enjoy discounted rates for annual conferences and symposia:
• WASTECON
• The Road to Zero Waste
• Landfill Gas Symposium
• North American Waste-to-Energy Conference (NAWTEC)
• Landfill Symposium

 

Courses & Trainings
Save money on needed eLearning courses and materials by selecting the member only rate.

 

Professional Services Directory
Promote your company and connect with other vendors and service providers through your FREE listing in SWANA’s Professional Services Directory.

 

Partner Programs
Receive special discounts on name brand services from hotels to car rentals.

 

ISWA FREE Trial Membership
Take advantage of your FREE 6-month trial membership in the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA).


Get an inside look at industry information and best practices:
Industry Publications
Stay informed and keep up-to-date with SWANA's monthly e-newsletter, "I Am SWANA News" and SWANA's official bi-monthly magazine, MSW Management.


eLibrary
SWANA’s online collection of over 1,000 presentations, documents, videos and industry publications. Available at your fingertips 24/7 in the members-only section.

 

Advocacy Issues
Members receive quarterly reports and regular newsletter updates on the latest legislations affecting them and the industry.

 

Applied Research Foundation (ARF)
Contribute to and receive discounts on the latest industry wide reports of collectively funded research on pressing solid waste issues.