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Welcome to NC SWANA

The North Carolina Chapter of SWANA was formed in 1987 and has a current membership of over 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.

Special Announcement

NC SWANA is happy to welcome Beverly Hester as our new Chapter Programs Coordinator (Facilitator).  Beverly works with Catawba County Solid Waste and has assisted NC SWANA with our annual Road-EO for several years.  Beverly also shares an office with Chapter Treasurer, Rodney Hamby; so we all don't have to update our contact informaton.  Beverly can be reached via email at info@ncswana.org; or by mail at PO Box 110, Newton, NC 28658.  Payments can also be sent to the same address.  We look forward to working with Beverly and know that she will be an asset to the organization.


NC SWANA 2017 Fall Conference Information!

The 2017 NC SWANA Fall Conference will be held in Raleigh, NC; and will be hosted at the Raleigh Sheraton Hotel October 31 - November 2, 2017.

Registration for the Conference and Room Block at the Sheraton will open in early August!

  Attendees can click on the hotel image to the left to book their rooms in the  NC SWANA block.  Conference registration opening soon.                           

Due to siting conflicts with WasteCon/ISWA, Baltimore, the Quad-State Conference scheduled for this Fall is postponed until Fall 2019, when it will be hosted by NC SWANA.  NC SWANA will, however be hosting a Fall Conference this year.  The Theme of the Fall Conference is "Integrated Solid Waste Management 101". This Conference is all about getting back to the basics and fundamentals of managing and operating a solid waste program.  We not only feel like this information will be valuable to solid waste professionals, we also think that the presentations will be of value to Public and Private leaders that make Policy and Budgetary decisions regarding our Programs.  To that end, we are making a very special offer for this Conference.  For every Full Conference Registration received, an additional FREE registration will be available to a Town/County Manager or Elected Official; or, Private Company Executive.  Our goal is to have solid waste managers and their supervisors/administration in the same room; hearing the same information.  Gaining a greater appreciation and understanding of our industry will benefit the solid waste program; parent organization; and ultimately the communities we serve.  This is also a unique opportunity for Sponsors and Exhibitors to reach "higher-ups" along side solid waste managers to promote products and services.  We look forward to seeing you in Raleigh this Fall.

A Program and Agenda outline will be published online soon.  In the interim; below are several topics proposed for the Conference:


  • Enterprise Funds
  • Local Franchises
  • Best Management Practices
  • Operations
  • Environmental
  • Regulatory Updates
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Legislative Updates/Goals
  • Availability Fees
  • Contracts/Franchises for Services









Register for the courses to become certified in North Carolina as Landfill and/or Transfer Station Operators; attend to obtain 10-CEUs toward renewal of existing North Carolina or National SWANA Certifications.  Registering online is now available (and preferred).  We can accept credit card payments at the time of registration, or you can select "Mark as Unpaid" on the payment screen and print an invoice to turn in for approval.

Contact us at info@ncswana.org or training@ncswana.org with questions.


Upcoming Events and News


NC-SWANA is pleased to announce John Pfleger as our Chapter Safety Ambassador.  John will coordinate with National SWANA to implement the new safety program and will utilize our website to bring new information to our members.  Please contact John at safety@ncswana.org for any questions or ideas.  



In other news: National SWANA has a special promotion for Young Professionals interested in joining SWANA.  YP’s can join SWANA for $100.00 the first year; with discounts for additional years. Please follow this link for more information, and watch our website for other YP Chapter news: Young Professionals