Welcome to the Colorado Rocky Mountain Chapter of SWANA,
the Solid Waste Association of North America.
To advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound
municipal solid waste management.
SWANA is the oldest, largest and most well-respected professional
organization in the solid waste field. The association represents
some 7,000 solid waste professionals nationwide.
Take a moment to look around and check out our newsletter to see
what is happening here at the Colorado Chapter. You can also
click on the SWANA Logo to reach SWANA's National Home page. Enjoy!
The presentations from Colorado SWANA's Annual Conference in Estes Park are available for viewing.
Colorado SWANA's Annual Conference is taking place in Estes Park this Wednesday through Friday.
Colorado Rocky Mountain SWANA will proctor certification exams for anyone interested in one of the following exams:
- Landfill Management (Manager of Landfill Operations – MOLO)
- Recycling Systems
- Collection Systems
- Composting Programs (Manager of Compost Operations)
- Construction & Demolition Materials Management
- Transfer Station Systems
- Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems
- HHW/CESQG Facility Operations
- Bioreactor and Leachate Recirculation Landfills
The deadline for the annual conference early bird registration rate has been extended through September 10th.
Colorado Rocky Mountain SWANA is hosting a technical session on "Civil Engineering Applications of Tire Derived Aggregate" with a Landfill Focus. The primary presenter for this session will be Dr. Dana N. Humphrey, Ph.D., P.E., and Professor of Civil Engineering with the University of Maine.
The Colorado SWANA Truck Road-E-O is a dynamic event that brings together solid waste professionals from around the state for an opportunity to show off their excellent skills behind the wheel and under the hood.
Contestants representing public and private waste collection operations will be competing for top driving and mechanical honors. Truck drivers and heavy equipment operators are required to maneuver competition vehicles through a preset course and mechanics will troubleshoot against the clock. All categories are judged on accuracy and time.
The Colorado Rocky Mountain SWANA Chapter in conjunction with Heartland Environmental Services is providing the National SWANA Waste Screening Training in Glenwood Springs, Colorado on March 5, 2014. The class will follow the SWANA Waste Screening at MSW Management Facilities Training course. Check in will be at 8 am and the class will end by 5 PM with two breaks and one luncheon meal.
Colorado Rocky Mountain SWANA is hosting a technical session on Hydraulic Fracturing, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM to include the impacts on solid waste management in Colorado. As more exploration and production in the oil and gas industry is spreading throughout Colorado, more solid waste facilities – both the specialized as well as municipal solid waste are dealing with more and more requests to handle the drill cuttings, waste products and other items from this industrial action.