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SWANA to hold session on hurricane debris

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is offering a Disaster Debris Management Technical Session at ...

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is offering a Disaster Debris Management Technical Session at WASTECON 2005 in Austin, Texas, September 28th, 2005 at 8:00 am. The session will be free to state and local emergency personnel.

The 75-minute session will consist of three presentations, each given by a solid waste professional who has dealt first-hand with storm debris management:

1) 2000 2010: A Decade of Stormy Weather How to Prepare for a Disaster in Your Community

2) Dealing with Storm Debris Orlando Florida’s Experience Recovering from Hurricanes Charlie, Francis & Jean

3) Dealing with Storm Debris Escambia County, Florida’s Experience in Recovering from Hurricane Ivan

"This is the perfect time to be educating other professionals about debris management and removal methods," commented John Skinner, Ph.D., SWANA Executive Director and CEO. "As the Gulf Coast begins its massive cleanup and rebuilding effort, it is essential that there be personnel with the appropriate skills on-hand to help. These presentations act as a first step towards educating these professionals to be prepared for these situations."

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About SWANA:

For over 40 years, SWANA, The Solid Waste Association of North America, has been the leading professional association in the solid waste management field. SWANA’s mission is "to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste." SWANA serves over 7,500 members and thousands more industry professionals with technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses. Visit


WASTECON is SWANA’s signature annual conference and trade show. Known as the Only Show Run By and For Solid Waste Professionals, WASTECON features a large trade show, technical sessions, training courses, workshops, speakers and networking events. This year’s conference in Austin, September 27-29, marks the 43rd anniversary of the show. Visit


Evan L. Von Leer
Marketing Communications Coordinator
SWANA — The Solid Waste Association of North America
PO Box 7219
Silver Spring, MD 20907
Call: 301-585-2898 x252
Fax: 301-589-7068

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