Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Waste collection fatalities up 78 percent in U.S.

    December 18, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Silver Spring, MD – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the 2018 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries showing refuse and recyclable material collection remains the fifth deadliest job in the United States. By industry category,

  • Alliance formed to promote waste industry health and safety

    September 30, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA), and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have signed an alliance agreement to provide SWANA members, NWRA

  • Solid waste worker fatalities up in 2018

    April 29, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Silver Spring, MD – At least 59 solid waste industry workers died on the job in 2018 in the United States and Canada, according to the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), an increase of 19 fatalities from the previous