Silver Spring, MD | As of April 1, the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) membership enrollment surpassed its goal for the end of fiscal year 2016, and reached its highest levels ever. More than 8,400 industry professionals have chosen the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) as their leading source for education, advocacy and research in the solid waste industry.

“Solid waste professionals are joining SWANA in record numbers”, offered Estela Martinez, SWANA’s manager of membership and chapter Services. In February and March 2016, SWANA had two consecutive months with 200 plus new members joining the first time that milestone had been achieved in five years.

Martinez added, “critical priority in SWANA’s Strategic Plan is to increase membership, and we are executing on that objective”.

Professionals working in the solid waste and recycling industry in the United States and Canada are looking for the most efficient and economical ways to increase their networking abilities and obtain timely information both at the national and local levels. SWANA’s events, rapidly growing safety program, and online forums for specific areas of interest, combined with its renowned industry-leading education and certification opportunities, make SWANA membership the best means to advance one’s career.

Michelle Leonard, SWANA president and longtime SWANA member says, “SWANA’s membership is at an all-time record high! We now have more than 8,400 solid waste professionals as part of this organization, adding 208 new members in February and 200 new members again in March. This is a team effort involving engagement by staff, SWANA’s International Board, chapter leaders, ‘and members all working together to grow SWANA for the overall benefit of the industry”.

SWANA extends its thanks and appreciation to each of its members for your support in the continued growth of the association. Through your membership, commitment to education, communication, advocacy, and determination to stand as a unified group of individuals working within the solid waste profession, you keep the industry strong, safer and viable.

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. For complete details on membership benefits, please visit our website www.SWANA.org .

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About SWANA:

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 8,400 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 50 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses. For more information, visit www.SWANA.org .

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