Solid Waste Advisory Council (SWAC) is an integral component of the structure
and activities of the Municipal Waste Management Association (MWMA). SWAC represents the corporate side of the
solid waste industry – members include waste management, recycling, and
waste-to-energy companies, as well as companies that manufacture and distribute
the products and services that public sector solid waste officials rely on to
carry out their work.
SWAC contributes to public policy discussions,
provides programmatic support to and shares new technologies and innovations
with MWMA’s public sector members. As the environmental affiliate of the United
States Conference of Mayors, MWMA designs and delivers solutions to meet needs
and challenges of municipal solid
waste, recycling and environmental executives from cities and counties across
the United States. Working together,
MWMA and SWAC identify challenges facing cities and develop new and
innovative approaches to environmental concerns.
Through SWAC corporations can:
Explore public / private sector
partnerships with key decision-makers – public works directors, environmental
commissioners and recycling professionals – in America’s top 100 cities and
Utilize the expertise of our
public sector members to conduct focus groups and needs analyses of the
challenges facing urban environmental professionals.
Communicate new innovations and
technologies, designed to meet municipal waste, air, energy and other
environmental needs of America’s cities.
Exchange best practices and
ideas in person at the MWMA Fall Summit, and/or virtually through webinars and the MWMA list-serv.
The Benefits of Membership
membership benefits are many, and include the following:
MWMA Fall Summit: SWAC members receive one (1) complimentary registration (and steeply discounted registration rates for additional corporate representatives) to the MWMA Fall Summit, the most
prominent annual MWMA event of the year.
SWAC members also receive first preference to contract (again at significantly
discounted rates) for the limited exhibit space available during the
List-serv: SWAC members are entitled to join the MWMA list-serv, where
they can share information and ideas with, and solicit feedback from, hundreds
of municipal solid waste professionals across the country.
Identity: the name and logo of SWAC corporate members, as well as links
to their corporate websites, are featured on the MWMA website.
Practices in Public/Private Partnerships: Successful public/private
partnerships involving SWAC members may be featured:
on the MWMA website;
in The Public Place,
a periodical publication featuring in-depth articles on emerging solid
waste and other environmental trends, technologies, and issues; and/or
in US Mayor, the biweekly
publication distributed to every Mayor, all members of Congress, and key
Administration officials, among others.
editorial guidelines please contact the MWMA staff.)
SWAC members may also be
invited from time to time to participate in the sponsorship and formation of
new collaborative projects on priority issues.
to Present Views: SWAC members may be invited to present their views
through a dialogue with public sector MWMA members at various forums, as
appropriate. SWAC members may also be
invited to prepare guest commentary or articles on priority issues, for possible
publication on the MWMA website or through other vehicles, including
distribution through the MWMA list-serv.