For information on arrangements please visit Robert Matarazzo Sr,

upcoming events

Monroe County Job Opportunity

Solid Waste Administrator, prov
Location: Rochester, NY
Salary:$76,157 - $98,083 annually
Click here for full details and to apply.

Commitment to safety- Spread the word!

SWANA has a strong commitment to safety and is determined to help move the waste collection industry off of the federal government’s list of 10 most dangerous jobs and reduce accidents and injuries. To help make this happen we want to get the word out about how to stay safe day in and day out.

We can provide SWANA Pledge to Get Home Safe cards, 5 to Stay Alive handout with Safety Tips for Waste Collection Employees and Top 10 Backing Best Practices and a Safety Matter water bottle for facilities to host a safety event.
Want to host an event? Please contact Luann Meyer at [email protected]


Welcome to the New York State Chapter of SWANA, an organization of solid waste professionals committed to environmental stewardship and the advancement of sustainable environmental technology. Members of the New York Chapter represent all aspects of waste and materials management and come from state and municipal government agencies, private companies, engineering, legal and financial consultants, as well as private citizens with an interest in advancing the state’s materials management practices.

The New York State Chapter of SWANA is proud of the Chapter’s accomplishments and the services and benefits it is able to offer to the Chapter’s membership.

The accomplishments of the New York State Chapter are due to the investment of our membership and the vision of the Chapter’s Board of Directors whose effort and energy have been invaluable with respect to environmental stewardship, and steadily advancing toward a position of sustainability within New York State.

Become a Part of the Leading Professional Solid Waste Association

  • Technical Seminars-(November and June) – What you need to know to keep current and receive professional training & development credits.

  • NY Federation Conference (May) – Meet colleagues from all northeast states, other local organizations and attend technical programs.

  • Scholarships – Provide assistance to students

  • Committees – Join with members to bring programs of interest to New York

  • Newsletter – Provide current information on current topics. Share your experience with others.

  • Training – Receive invitations to FREE SWANA E-Sessions

Join Today!

Maryland Governor's Thank You Letter

SWANA received a very nice letter from Maryland Governor Larry Hogan thanking SWANA and solid waste professionals for their “tireless efforts” during the COVID-19 crisis. The letter recognizes SWANA for “advocating on behalf of the industry and providing critical information and resources to workers, lawmakers, and the media” concerning the impact of COVID-19 on waste management and recycling. Importantly, it thanks the “dedicated waste collectors, recyclers, drivers, engineers, technicians” and others who have made sure our communities stay safe and healthy during these challenging times.