SWANA Evergreen Chapter

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 50 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field.

The Evergreen Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) formed in Washington State in 1971 to serve SWANA’s mission of advancing from solid waste management to resource management. The Evergreen Chapter of SWANA includes professionals from local and state government, the private-sector waste management industry, and students interested in careers in solid waste management. The Evergreen Chapter of SWANA is led by volunteers, many of whom serve on the Chapter’s Board of Directors.

The SWANA Washington Evergreen Chapter Bylaws are located here.

Benefits of SWANA Evergreen Chapter Membership

The SWANA Evergreen Chapter benefits its members by furthering the goals of SWANA to:


Scholarships: The Washington Evergreen Chapter each year awards the Deborah Lambert Memorial Scholarships to deserving children and grandchildren of members. Larger awards are made to those majoring in environmental or waste management fields.

Landfill1Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO): SWANA provides courses and certification for Managers of Landfill Operations (MOLO). Our chapter typically sponsors at least one MOLO course per year. The State of Washington recognizes the MOLO training as meeting the requirements for landfill manager training required for landfill operator licensing. Check out our Training and Events page for current MOLO and other trainings.


Technical Sessions: SWANA is widely regarded as the organization serving the top technical innovators in the field of solid waste management. Each year, our chapter recruits experts and panels to lead Technical Sessions on topics of current interest, at different locations around the state. Check out our Training and Events page for upcoming technical sessions.


Northwest Symposium: Each spring the Washington, Oregon and British Columbia chapters hold a joint Northwest Symposium, where members come to exchange information, socialize, and learn from each other and technical experts. Check out our Training and Events page for information on the 2019 symposium.

The Evergreen Chapter works with our neighboring SWANA Chapters to host the Northwest Symposium every spring and to coordinate other regional trainings and events. You can find more information on our partner chapters here: