Molding the Future of the Solid Waste Industry


Formed in 1988, the WI Chapter of SWANA serves solid waste professionals throughout Wisconsin. Our goal as a chapter is to enhance our profession and our members’ careers


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Young Professionals (YPs)

YP Newsletter

The latest YP Newsletter was released April 22, 2020. 

This issue includes articles on:

  • Chapter News

    • WAAS: Introducing UW-Madison’s Waste as a Resource Society with a recap of the annual solid waste conference

    • FINDING SUCCESS: Tips for young professionals as you start your careers in solid waste

    • GETTING A START: Internships:  not just beneficial for students, but employers too

    • GETTING INVOLVED: There are many ways to engage as a SWANA member.  Looking for even more involvement? It’s often just a click or call away 

    • MEET THE YPs


    • SAFETY BRIEF: Technology, a tool or a distraction?  Check out these tips you should never leave home without

  • Environment

    • USWP RESEARCH: Searching for answers about the fate of of CWD prions after disposal

    • THE GAMBIA: Finding solutions for an open dumpsite in Madison Wisconsin’s sister City of Kanifing

The next edition of our biannual YP Newsletter is always in the works! If interested in contributing, please contact Board of Director and YP member Roxanne Wienkes at

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Student membership is FREE! If you are a full-time student (undergraduate or graduate student) with an interest in environmental sciences, solid waste management, or recycling related professions, FREE SWANA student
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