About Us

SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) is a non-profit, educational organization serving individuals and communities responsible for the management and operation of municipal solid waste management systems. As an international association dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in the field, SWANA offers workshops, training programs, technical assistance, and certifications to help meet its member's ever-growing needs.

The North Carolina Chapter of SWANA was formed in 1987 and has a current membership of approximately 460. Like its parent organization, the NC Chapter is committed to advancing the practice of environmentally- and economically-sound management of municipal solid waste in North Carolina.  

Founded in 1961, SWANA has become the largest member-based solid waste management association in the world. The majority of SWANA members are public sector officials, while the remainder of the membership includes organizations that provide consulting services, equipment, technologies, and systems in the municipal solid waste management field.