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For over 50 years, the Solid Waste Association of North America has been the leading professional association in the solid waste field  The association serves over 10,000 members throughout North America with over 1,100 of those members in California. SWANA’s mission is to educate, innovate and communicate.

The California Chapters Legislative Task Force (LTF) represents the three California Chapters on Legislative and Regulatory matters. The LTF is the voice in the Capitol and at regulatory agencies for California SWANA members. MORE INFO


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Advancing the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste in North America.  MORE INFO ABOUT SWANA

goal transThe goal of the SWANA LTF’s advocacy program is to represent the interests of the solid waste profession by being a proactive advocate of environmentally and economically sound solid waste legislation and regulations. Legislative advocacy services for the California Chapters Legislative Task Force (LTF) are provided by Priscilla Quiroz of Shaw Yoder Antwih Schmelzer & Lange. Information on the national organization and its chapters is available at https://www.swana.orgMORE INFO


Central California Sierra Chapter

(Central Chapter)

The Sierra Chapter provides a forum for solid waste professionals looking for solutions to complex regulatory and operational challenges in the predominantly agricultural area of Central California.  MORE INFO

Gold Rush Chapter

(Northern Chapter)

The Gold Rush Chapter has over 400 members representing a wide array of solid waste management professionals in both the public and private sectors.  MORE INFO

Founding Chapter

(Southern Chapter)

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.  MORE INFO

Solid Waste Association of North America

An organization of more than 10,000 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. MORE INFO