The goal of SWANA’s Legislative Task Force (LTF) is to represent the interests of the solid waste profession by being a proactive advocate of environmentally and economically sound solid waste legislation and regulations. The SWANA International Office is responsible for advocacy on the federal level and the SWANA Chapters are responsible for advocacy on the state and regional levels. Chapter involvement in federal advocacy in terms of input on priorities and providing data and information is also increasing. The International Office is proactive in offering assistance to SWANA Chapters in tracking activities at the state level and the sharing of information across Chapters on state legislative and regulatory activities. Some recent issues include work on Waste Flow Control Legislation and Landfill Gas Tax Credits.

The LTF has its own website at WWW.SWANACAL-LEG.ORG. The site provides an overview of various State legislations, regulatory issues, newsletters, and info on the CIWMB meetings.