Public Announcements

 

2018 TXSWANA GOLF TOURNAMENT

TXSWANA GOLF TOURNAMENT

Save the Date for this year's TxSWANA golf tournament. Join hundreds of industry professionals in the 2018 TxSWANA Annual conference, held in Denton, Texas.  Enjoy golf, educational tours, professional networking, learning sessions, equipment demonstration, vendor expo, and much more at this year's TXSWANA Conference.

 

TXSWANA Special Room Rate

TXSWANA 2018 Room Rate

Join hundreds of industry professionals in the 2018 TxSWANA Annual conference, held in Denton, Texas.  The annual Conference is the biggest solid waste education and tradeshow event held in Texas each year.  The Conference program includes facility tours, technical sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities.  The Conference offers the opportunity to see what's new in equipment, waste management trends and regulatory issues. 

Special room rates available for Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center, Denton: $139

Book before March 15 to guarantee the rate.

 

2018 TxSWANA Scholarships

Jack C. Carmichael, P.E. Scholarship Program

Here’s a “member benefit” we ALL should be taking advantage of. Do you have a family member who is eligible to receive a TxSWANA scholarship? The Chapter awarded $10,000 in scholarships last year.  Please make sure your family member gets a chance to benefit from this.

There are three scholarship types considered by the Board:

Type I - Graduating High School Seniors or Equivalent

Type II - Currently enrolled in College with non-Solid Waste Management focus

Type III - Currently enrolled in College with Solid Waste Management focus

To be eligible for a scholarship applicant must meet the requirements of 1 or 2 below:

1.  Must be the son, daughter, step-son, step-daughter, grandson or granddaughter of a SWANA member in good standing at time of the recommendation, the selection, and award.

AND

A.  A graduating high school senior or graduate equivalent certified candidate, who has been accepted for enrollment in a junior college, four-year college or university,

Or

B.  A currently enrolled full-time college or university student.

2.  A currently enrolled full-time college or university student who is also a Student Member of SWANA prior to application submission deadline.

Scholarship applications for 2018 are now available by clicking here: 2018 Scholarship Application.  Applications are due April 6, 2018.

 

Jimmy Huff Safety Award

Now accepting entries. Winner to be announced at the TxSWANA Conference in April.

Is your city especially safe? Been a long time since any of your employees lost work time to an injury or accident? Then you should apply for a Jimmy Huff Safety Award, given annually to the public or private entity with the largest percent reduction in lost-work-day cases as documented in their safety records. It's a fun way to promote safety in the workplace. Use the links below to apply for the award.

The application deadline is 5:00 PM, February 8, 2018.

You will need a pdf reader and Microsoft Excel to open and complete the application.

Application Instructions

Application Form

Application Form Example

 

 

2018 TxSWANA Conference Registration Open

TXSWANA Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 2018 TxSWANA Conference, held in Denton, Texas.  The annual Conference is the biggest solid waste education and tradeshow event held in Texas each year.  The Conference offers the opportunity to see what's new in equipment, waste management trends and regulatory issues.  Join hundreds of industry professionals for facility tours, technical sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities.

Golf Tournament - Monday April 16

Technical Tours - Monday April 16

Opening Reception - Monday April 16, evening

Technical Sessions - Tuesday April 17 and Wednesday April 18

Registration

Attendee link: Attendee Registration

Sponsor link: Sponsorship Registration

Early Bird Pricing (before March 15, 2018)

  • TxSWANA Member registration ($240.00)
  • Guest (non-member) registration ($315.00)
  • Young Professional (under 35) & Student Registration ($150.00)
  • Golf Tournament ($125.00)

Sponsorship Opportunites

Please refer to the sponsorship registration page for full detailed descriptions.

  • Networking Event (Maximum of 2)
  • Opening Day Event (Maximum of 3)
  • Meal Sponsorship (5 Total)
  • Gold ($5,000.00)
  • Silver ($2,500.00)
  • Bronze ($1,250.00)
  • Standard Exhibitor ($750.00)
  • Outdoor Exhibit Space ($500.00) (Maximum of 12 spaces)

 

2018 TxSWANA Conference Call for Papers - Deadline Extended

Call for Papers/Presentations - Deadline Extended

The TxSWANA board of directors invites you to submit a brief summary describing the presentation you would like to deliver at the 2018 TXWANA Conference! The TxSWANA conference offers you a platform to showcase your professional contributions to an audience that is made up of solid waste management professionals from all over the state of Texas. It’s an opportunity to contribute to the industry’s body of knowledge by sharing your data and findings, lessons learned, innovative ideas, and by raising challenging questions to elicit thought-provoking discussions amongst your peers. 

Submit Abstracts to TXSWANA-DENTON-Submission@team-psc.com by March 1, 2018.

Examples of Potential Topics Technical Areas

  • Innovative solid waste management practices
  • Addressing contamination in the recycling stream 
  • Improvements in curbside recycling
  • Managing resources and diversion efforts at the landfill
  • Emerging technology for improving field operations and data collection
  • Safety issues and best practices
  • Organics composting
  • Impact of organics diversion on landfill operations
  • Landfill reuse and remediation
  • Household hazardous waste management
  • Managing resources and diversion efforts
  • Changing public perception and participation
  • Case studies and analysis
  • Measuring the recycling and diversion rate
  • Regulatory and legislative issues that affect the industry

Abstract Guidelines

Make sure to include the following items in an electronic submittal with your Abstract. Submittals without this information may be deemed non-responsive:

  • Name of presenter(s)
  • Professional title
  • Presenter's resume
  • Headshot or other photo for use in printed conference material
  • Presenter(s) contact information (phone number and e-mail)
  • Name of company/organization
  • Project/program/research paper title

 

TXSWANA Chapter Webinar Program

December 2017

SWANA has corrected the issue; however, the code is only accepted for Live Webinars. We are sorry to report it does not cover recorded/past webinars.

November 16, 2017

We have been made aware that the code provided by SWANA National is not currently working for the purchase of webinars. SWANA is aware of the issue and is currently working to correct the problem.

Thank you for your patience as we address this technical issue,

TXSWANA Board

 

TXSWANA has partnered with SWANA to offer our members an exceptional benefit, free with your membership.

We are now offering FREE SWANA webinars to all members.  To use this service, you will need to be a current member, and be logged into the www.SWANA.org website.

Please go on over to the Chapter Webinar Program website for full details and the code.