In December of 1961, Mr. Grant H. Flint, General Superintendent of Refuse Collection and Disposal for the City of Los Angeles, initiated a proposal for a luncheon meeting to explore the feasibility of forming an association so that proposed members could exchange ideas and share experiences unique to refuse collection and disposal.
By April of 1962, The Solid Waste Association of North America had begun.  Officers had been elected, a constitution adopted, and the first general meeting was held.  As SWANA has grown to be an International Association, the Southern California Founding Chapter has remained an active contributor to the education, development and training of its members.

Next So Cal SWANA Chapter Workshop Zoom Webinar
Thursday, February 11, 2021 @ 10:30AM

Topic: Waste Industry Technologies
Speakers Include:
     *Linnea Whitney Skierski, Recyclist - "1383 Record-
     *Jason Leck, Leck Waste Services - "Safety and
      operational improvements using available
      technologies" 2020 SWANA Safety Award winner for the
      Biggest Safety Improvement


So Cal SWANA will be hosting webinars every third Thursday of the month.  Please check back for topic and speaker information.

  • March 11, 2021 - Edible Food Recovery

  • April 8, 2021 - Legislative Updates

  • May 13, 2021 - Safety Summit

  • June 10, 2021 – Disaster Recovery



Everyone has their own reason for joining an association. For some, it’s the networking opportunity. For others, it’s the educational content.


SWANA Supports Federal Assistance for State and Local Governments

January 15, 2021

Calls on Congress to Help Sanitation Departments

SWANA Condemns Yesterday’s Attack on Democracy at the U.S. Capitol

January 07, 2021

SWANA condemns the violent, unlawful revolt against civil authority and America’s democratic processes and institutions that took place yesterday in Washington, D.C.


New Report Focuses on Landfill Long-Term Management Issues

January 07, 2021

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation releases report to address landfill site management following the post-closure care period


HF&H provides solid waste and recycling consulting services to public agencies, including SB 1383 compliance services, contracting assistance, rate studies, waste hauler audits, contract management, and recycling/organics program planning. Please contact Laith Ezzet, Sr. Vice President, at Lezzet@hfh-consultants.com or go to www.hfh-consultants.com.

J.R. Miller and Associates (JRMA) has successfully provided engineering services for solid waste and recycling facility owners, public entities, and design/build construction contractors since 1982. We’ve played a key role in designing over 150 solid waste facilities, including many award-winning material recovery facilities and transfer stations throughout the United States.

The County of Orange operates one of the nation’s premier solid waste disposal systems, providing this essential public service to residents and businesses in 34 cities and unincorporated areas. Our three active landfills are among the largest statewide, receiving more than four million tons of solid waste annually.

PEI is a design and manufacturing company specializing in biogas processing systems and equipment. If your project requires utility flare systems, enclosed flare systems, gas handling systems, blower systems, or compressed gas systems PEI has the pre-engineered, guaranteed system for your application!

Welcome to SCS Engineers®, an environmental consulting and contracting firm serving public and private clients across the nation and around the world. Our core capabilities are in solid and hazardous waste management, renewable energy, remediation, and environmental compliance.

3rd Eye has extensive experience developing custom fleet management and safety solutions for every industry. Choose your field and see how the 3rd Eye revolutionary technology can make your business safer and more efficient, with huge impacts on your bottom line.

Southern California SWANA Founding Chapter
21520 Yorba Linda Blvd., Ste G-428, Yorba Linda  CA  92887