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.


So Cal SWANA Chapter Workshop Zoom Webinars

July 22, 2021 10:00AM - 12:00PM

“Proposed High Diversion Material Recovery Facilities and Technologies to Achieve SB 1383 Requirements”

Moderator: Laith Ezzet, HF&H Consultants LLC

Speakers include:

~Tracy Swanborn, Sr. Project Manager, HF&H Consultants 

~Yaniv Scherson, Chief Operating Officer, Anaergia

~Kevin Mattson, Sr. Manager – Organics Project Development,
  Waste Management

~David Fahrion, Chief Executive Officer of the California Waste
  & Recycling Association
Click here to register.

August 19, 2021 10:30AM - 12-00PM
Topic:  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 Welcomes New Safety Ambassador to New York Chapter

May 18, 2021

Michael Hughes of Casella Waste Systems brings extensive experience to Chapter safety initiatives


SWANA Addresses Current Labor Shortage in Solid Waste Collection Services

May 17, 2021

Includes recommendations in response to continuing impact of COVID pandemic

SWANA Honors Industry Workers that Have Lost Their Lives

April 28, 2021

April 28 Marks Workers Memorial Day and National Day of Mourning


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.

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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.