SWANA report presents tools to streamline collection operations

Silver Spring, MD Driver shortages and reduced availability of waste collection and recycling personnel have been and continue to be a significant issue for waste management companies. the SWANA Applied Research Foundation (ARF) has released an important new report outlining the tools and best practices to address this issue and deliver waste and recycling collection services optimally and efficiently. The report, Efficient management of waste collection and recycling resourcesfollows the ARF report published in December 2021, Encourage better curbside recycling behaviorswho evaluated the effectiveness of educational programs on the “right to recycle”.

“In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the effective allocation of personnel and equipment resources in the delivery of waste collection and recycling services is more critical than ever,” said David Biderman, Executive Director and CEO of SWANA. “This new report provides solid waste, recycling and sustainability managers with helpful tips and benchmarks for streamlined collection operations,” Biderman added.

“We are proud to be able to provide this report which addresses such an important and timely topic for SWANA ARF subscribers,” said Jeremy O’Brien, SWANA’s Director of Applied Research. “SWANA would like to acknowledge and thank the organizations that make up the ARF fundraising group subscribers who identified and voted on this topic, as well as supported and assisted in research.”

The full report Efficient management of waste collection and recycling resources, is currently only available to SWANA ARF subscribers. SWANA members get free access to the report one year after publication.

To learn more about the report and download the executive summary, Click here.

To learn more about SWANA and the SWANA Applied Research Foundation, visit https://swana.org/resources/research.


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