2020 NW Symposium


The SWANA Evergreen Chapter Symposium Committee has been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Our first priority will always be the health and safety of our members, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, attendees, and other partners.

After careful consideration of the developing situation, we have made the difficult decision to reschedule our upcoming NW Regional Symposium in Tulalip, Washington (scheduled for April 21-23, 2020). The new dates will be October 13-15, 2020.

Attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors who have already registered may keep their existing registration for the October event. Due to the large number of cancelled events that our service provider is dealing with, there may be a delay in processing refunds at this time, but every effort is being made for prompt resolution.

On behalf of the Evergreen Chapter Board of Directors, we want to thank you for your ongoing support of our Chapter. We look forward to an improvement of the current Coronavirus situation in the state of Washington, and all other communities impacted by this illness.

About the Symposium

SWANA Evergreen Chapter’s 35th Annual Symposium
October 13-15, 2020
Tulalip Casino Resort

Each spring the Washington, Oregon and British Columbia chapters hold a joint Northwest Symposium. Join solid waste industry professionals from a wide variety of specialized fields, where members come to exchange information and learn from technical experts.

The SWANA Washington Evergreen Chapter is among the more active and diversely represented chapters in the nation. We have a positive reputation among members, neighboring chapters and the national organization for promoting innovation, supporting education, and taking on challenging technical and policy initiatives. Our board of directors reflects who you are through its representation of public officials, engineering professionals, and commercial operators and haulers. Our members, sponsors and surrounding communities benefit from the energy we commit toward taking on tomorrow’s resource challenges.


Before registering, please take a moment to read the Symposium Registration Flier.

Registration is now open! Register Now.


Your company or organization has the opportunity to showcase itself to hundreds of solid waste management professionals by being a sponsor or exhibitor at the upcoming SWANA Washington Evergreen Chapter 2020 NW Regional Symposium in Tulalip, Washington. The symposium attracts a large number of delegates that represent public and private sector organizations in the Pacific Northwest solid waste industry. Only sponsors will have the opportunity to exhibit.

Check out the Sponsor Guide for all the details on sponsor opportunities and benefits!

View the Exhibitor Booth Floor Plan.

Sponsor/Exhibitor registration is open! Register now

Sponsor now to have your logo included on early promotional materials!


Program PDF


In addition to the symposium program, we are offering a tour package on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 which includes stops at: 

  • Boeing Renton (sustainability/recycling programs) (Renton, WA)
  • Recology South Seattle Recycling Center (Seattle, WA)

Tour registration includes morning refreshments, lunch and transportation to/from the Symposium location. Earn 4 CEUs when participating in this tour day!

Space is limited. Tour registration closes on 10/5 (no on-site registration).


Tulalip Casino Resort Hotel

The symposium will be held again at the beautiful Tulalip Resort Casino Hotel.

$159 plus tax for Queen or King (Sun-Thurs)
$179 plus tax for Queen or King (Fri-Sat)
(For guests who want to extend their stay for the weekend)

Due to the rescheduling of the symposium to October, the hotel has canceled all guest room reservations for April and processed refunds.

Symposium attendees are responsible for making their own reservations for the October dates.
A new group code and link to guest room reservations coming soon.

(Make your reservations by September 14 for group rates)
Cancellation policy: 72 hours
Deposit policy: the first night’s room/tax

Hotel reservations number: 1-866-716-7162

Diamond and Platinum Sponsors please contact Jeannie Balducci Wolf at jbwolfconsulting@yahoo.com or 425-348-1440 for complimentary accommodation arrangements.

Socials and Entertainment

In addition to learning and networking, we love to have a great time. Don’t miss these opportunities for an evening of great food, drinks and fun.

Tuesday, October 13 | Sponsor Social

Wednesday, October 14 | Banquet and Entertainment

Nate Jester – Magician

Symposium Committee Contacts

Your Symposium Committee is dedicated to planning an exceptional event. If you have any questions or comments, please contact them.

Symposium Chair
Katie Saltanovitz | 425.329.0268

Symposium Planning Liaison
Jeannie Balducci Wolf | 425.348.1440

Karl Hufnagel |  206.595.9976

Technical Program / Speakers Committee Chairperson
Mary Shanks | 206.826.4697

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