The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 11,000 public and private sector professionals whose core purpose is to advance the responsible management of solid waste as a resource. For more than 50 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA currently has 47 local chapters, formed with one goal in mind – to give members a unified voice where it matters most: in their own backyard.
The SWANA Washington Evergreen Chapter formed in Washington State in 1971 and includes professionals from Washington and Montana in local and state government, the private-sector waste management industry, and students interested in careers in solid waste management. The Chapter is led by volunteers, many of whom serve on its Board of Directors.
The Chapter supports the core values of SWANA International through our commitment to:
- Education: opportunities for training and certification; and for sharing information on industry trends and innovations
- Advocacy: support of safe, responsible, and practical environmental management
- Collaboration: networking and partnerships
- Respect: encouragement of diverse ideas and opinions
Our Chapter Bylaws are located here.
The 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: