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 360 members representing a wide array of solid waste management professionals in both the public and private sectors.

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April 10 - 13, 2018
Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) Training and Certification Course
Seaside, CA

April 10 - 13, 2018
Zero Waste Principles and Practices Certification Course
Seaside, CA

May 21 - 24, 2018
SWANA Western Regional Symposium
Palm Springs, CA

June 12, 2018
The Problem with Plastic Packaging Workshop
Fremont, CA

July 21, 2018
Santa Maria, CA

August 20 - 23, 2018
Nashville, TN

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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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