Founded in 1963

With the mission to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound municipal solid waste management in North America.

Welcome to the Northern California/Gold Rush Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) site!

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

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August 15, 2018
Californians Against Waste: 2018 Birthday Bash
Sacramento, CA

August 21, 2018
Dept. of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) Monthly Public Meeting
Sacramento, CA

August 20-23, 2018
Nashville, TN

September 11-14, 2018
Zero Waste Principles & Practices Certification Training
Oakland, CA

September 14, 2018
2018 SWANA Gold Rush Chapter BBQ and Board Election
Corralitos, CA

September 18-20, 2018
Managing Compost Programs Course
Seaside, CA

September 19-20, 2018
Managing MSW Collections Systems Course
Seaside, CA

October 22-24, 2018
2018 Resource Recycling Conference
St. Louis, MO

October 29-November 1, 2018
Community-Based Social Marketing Workshops
San Francisco, CA

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Thank you to Neal Bolton & Blue Ridge Services

The Handbook of Landfill Operations, authored by Neal, has helped standardize landfill operations industry wide and is used in SWANA's Operational Issues for Landfill Managers class. For more information about the book and Blue Ridge Services, please click the image below.


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