The California SWANA Chapters offer a regional symposium each year. The hosting chapter rotates annually.

The 2015 symposium is hosted by the Founding Chapter (Southern California). In 2016 the Sierra Chapter (Central California) will host and in 2017 Gold Rush (Northern California) hosts the symposium.

“Building a Sustainable Future” Western Regional Symposium April 11-16, 2016

The Symposium affords great opportunities to network and exchange ideas with peers, as well as industry leaders, gain valuable knowledge and see the latest innovations and technologies. Symposium technical sessions are presented by experienced professionals and cover a wide-range of topics important to quality integrated waste management… from collection and recycling to cutting-edge regulatory, transformation and disposal developments. Tech sessions also qualify for SWANA CEU’s (ie., MOLO credits). At the symposium’s trade show, you will see the latest products and services available from a variety of exhibitors and you will often be able to speak directly with the innovators, themselves. Between the formal functions, you will find ample time to make new acquaintances, build new relationships and strengthen existing ones.

“Navigating to Zero Waste” Western Regional Symposium April 13-16, 2015


The 44th annual 2015 SWANA Western Regional Solid Waste Symposium and Exposition is being held in Palm Springs at the Palm Springs Hilton Resort located at 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California. 

The Palm Springs Hilton Resort has been beautifully renovated and our past symposiums there have been a huge success. The Palm Springs area is known for fantastic golf courses, excellent restaurants, spectacular views, and great weather.

This promises to be an outstanding show! Technical and Legislative Sessions; CEU’s; Vendors and Exhibits; Golf, & Wednesday Night Hospitality.


SWANA Western Regional Symposium 2015
Sponsored by the
Solid Waste Association of North America, Founding Chapter

Palm Springs, California April 13-16, 2015



SWANA's Western Regional Symposium and CRRA Join Forces for 2014 Conference!


For the first time, CRRA and SWANA partnered to host a joint conference!

The combined CRRA-SWANA Conference was 2014's SWANA Western Regional Symposium.

The partnership truly brought each of our organization’s strengths to the process. To make it a triple win, we also partnered with the City of San Jose as official hosts to bring local experience and knowledge to the conference planning process.

This year's conference attendees were able to take advantage of the CRRA-SWANA partnership's unprecedented number and variety of very interesting and educational sessions, lots of networking opportunities, a large exhibit hall, tours to local facilities and programs, and a golf tournament!