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The Atlantic Canada Chapter of SWANA brings together approximately 60 individuals involved in the Waste-Resource industry from all provinces across the region. Our primary focus is to share and enhance the knowledge base that has developed over the past decade in Atlantic Canada, an area which can truly lay claim to the reputation of being home to more world class facilities per capita than anywhere else in North America.

A diverse Chapter membership includes a blend of both public and private sector managers, operating personnel, municipal educators, government regulators, consultants, industry suppliers and retired professionals. The Chapter regularly organizes and presents relevant training and industry related seminars and workshops. To date, the Atlantic Canada Chapter has provided certification training to 23 persons on landfill operations, 25 on C&D Management, and 19 in transfer systems. All of these graduates live and work in Atlantic Canada.

As our primary function is to disseminate information to waste management personnel on operations, protection of the environment and safety, numerous health and safety sessions have been held around the region. It is a fact that properly trained and skilled employees are more effective at their work. It is also true that these persons work with fewer accidents and personal injury, while at the same time producing better operations with reduced environmental and financial impacts.

Historically, the Chapter has drawn heavily on Nova Scotia for its core membership, and while there have always been key members involved from the other three Atlantic provinces, it is currently our mission to increase representation and relevancy for the fellow industry professionals across our region. We also must work toward providing more training options for other key industry sectors, such as collection operations. The new options for on-line training have brought the classroom to your workplace in an efficient, affordable manner.

Check out what SWANA and the Atlantic Canada Chapter can offer !! You'll be pleasantly surprised.


An organization of professionals committed to advancing resource management through shared emphasis on education, safety, and advocacy.

Our Mission

To grow and establish the Chapter as the recognized industry expert in Atlantic Canada.

Our Vision

About Us

The Atlantic Canada Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is one of the 47 Chapters of SWANA that is now the largest member-based solid waste association in the world, with Chapters in Canada, U.S., and the Caribbean. The organization has 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 60 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field.

The Atlantic Canada SWANA Chapter members are comprised of a diverse collection of dedicated individuals working on waste resource management solutions in the four provinces of Atlantic Canada. They are involved in the areas of engineering, policy and bylaw development, daily operations of handling waste, organics and recycling – pertaining to public education, collection, transportation, sorting and processing.

This dynamic industry is constantly evolving therefore SWANA – brings members together for networking, information sharing, upgrading, training front line operators, promotion of safety, learning about the latest techniques and technologies and providing industry feedback to Provincial and Federal Government agencies.


If you are passionate about the environment and solid waste resource management, we welcome you to join us!

An organization of solid waste management professionals committed to advancing resource management through shared emphasis on education, safety, and advocacy.

OUR Mission

To grow and establish the Chapter as the recognized solid waste management industry expert in Atlantic Canada

Our Vision

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