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 through:
organizing and execution of trade conventions and seminars;
offering training courses in solid waste;
updating members on legislative actions affecting the profession;
providing academic scholarships;
hosting speaking luncheons and mixers to promote exchange of ideas and networking.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President/International Board Representative:
Vice President/Safety Chair
Oakridge Engineering, Inc.
Marathon County Solid Waste Dept.
Foth Infrastructure and Env., LLC
De Pere, WI
Region 3 YP Co-Representative
Brown Co. Port & Resource Recovery
Green Bay, WI
Social Media Chair
Dane Co. Dept of Waste & Renewables
Membership Chair / Region 3 YP Co-Representative
TRC Environmental Corp.
Stevens Point, WI
Chapter committees meet on a monthly or ad hoc basis. Check the calendar to see what upcoming meetings you can be a part of!
Legislative and Advocacy- The function of the Legislative/ Advocacy Committee is to keep the Board aware of pertinent legislative issues and to work closely with other organizations regarding these issues, as necessary.
Contact Meleesa Johnson at
Membership- The function of the Membership Committee is to recruit new members for the Chapter while working to retain the current membership.
Contact: Phil Gearing at
Safety- The function of the Safety Committee is to provide promotion and education of safety to members and the solid waste and recycling industry.
Contact Erik Lietz at
Scholarship- The function of the Scholarship Committee is to operate the Chapter and Association Scholarship Programs as established by Policy.
Contact George Shereda at
Social Media- The function of the Social Media Committee is to properly use and maintain the appropriate social media sites and technologies in support of Board goals and other committee initiatives.
Contact Chris Anderson at
Young Professionals- The function of the Young Professionals (YP) Committee is to encourage involvement of YP members in the Chapter and to advance and serve the needs of YP members.
Contact Lindsey Carlson at or Dave Hagenbucher at
The Chapter co-hosts an annual convention each year. The Wisconsin Integrated Resource Management Conference (WIRMC) features speakers from across the nation, as well as vendors and site tours. The convention is co-hosted with Wisconsin County Solid Waste Managers Association (WCSWMA) and Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW).