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, April 15, 2021 @ 10:30AM


Presented by the SWANA Legislative Task Force (LTF)

LTF provide an important discussion on these legislative topics:

• Frank Caponi, SWANA Southern California Founding Chapter
  Board Member; Retired Solid Waste and Air Quality Professional

• Priscilla Quiroz, LTF Consultant; Legislative Advocate with
  Shaw Yoder Antwih Schmelzer & Lange

• Doug Kobold, LTF Chair; California Product Stewardship Council


So Cal SWANA will be hosting monthly webinars. 
Please check back for topic and speaker information.     ​

May 13, 2021 - Safety Summit

June 10, 2021 - Disaster Recovery
July 22, 2021 - High Diversion Facilities
August 19, 2021 - YP Focus



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 RECOVER Act Introduced in Congress

April 05, 2021

Federal Recycling legislation is necessary to improve recycling infrastructure and reduce contamination


SWANA Hires Theresa Rademacher as New Technical Division Manager

April 02, 2021

Joins SWANA with extensive experience in solid waste industry


SWANA’s New Spring Technical Conference Postponed

March 30, 2021

SOAR will take place March 21–24, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri


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.

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!

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. With 20,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech's capabilities span the entire project life cycle.

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.

For over 100 years, Rehrig Pacific has believed the key to success lies in making products that give our customers a real advantage. In 1913, a young carpenter named Will Rehrig saw new possibilities emerging as the Second Industrial Revolution was in full swing. Read more..

HDR solves complex waste issues with upfront studies, strategic planning, permitting, design and construction services. We deliver cost-effective, socially and environmentally-accepted solutions including economic evaluations, collection/waste characterization studies, facility/collection procurements, market/technology research, long-term strategic planning, and strategic communication services. Contact John Carlton, National Solid Waste Lead, at John.Carlton@hdrinc.com or 714.730.2336.

SCS, an environmental consulting and construction firm is celebrating its 50th year in business, SCS Engineers is producing technologies and programs that lower industrial operating costs and reduce greenhouse gases for private and public clients establishing goals to reduce their environmental impact.

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

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