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TxSWANA Announcement


As part of the continuing effort to champion the cause of safety as solid waste professionals conduct their day to day operations and provide services to their constituents, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has implemented strategies that help make safety salient to their members.


One method currently in play is having solid waste professionals throughout the Country take the “Safety Pledge”. This pledge is located on the SWANA Safety Page, “Hauler Outreach”  and the link is highlighted below, offers all solid waste professionals the opportunity  to reinforce the need to make safety a priority and a value. If we make safety a value, like other values we all hold; i.e., Honesty, Loyalty and Kindness to name a few: values never change. Thus, as we conduct our day to day tasks all of us will do so with safety on our minds. The Safety Pledge reads as follows:


“I pledge to help everyone get home safe every single day. I will consider worker, customer, and public safety in every decision that I make.

My ultimate mission is to serve the community safely for myself, my company, and those who depend on me. If I cannot do it safely, then I will not do it at all.”


Yours in Safety,


David P. Vartian

Smart Chair and TxSWANA Safety Ambassador to SWANA


2019 TxSWANA Annual Conference Schedule




2019 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.


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,


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 2019 are now available by clicking here: 2019 Scholarship Application.  Applications are due April 30, 2019.

TxSWANA may submit winning applications to SWANA National for potential scholarship awards.