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
*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
January 15, 2021
Calls on Congress to Help Sanitation Departments
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.
January 07, 2021
SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation releases report to address landfill site management following the post-closure care period
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