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Solid Waste Management for Non-Solid Waste Managers

Metro Vancouver Offices
Two dates: November 6 OR November 7, 2019


Managing Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems

SFU Downtown Campus, Vancouver, BC
November 18-20, 2019



SFU Downtown Campus, Vancouver, BC
Thursday, November 21, 2019


Landfill Operations Basics

Kelowna, BC
November 28 & 29, 2019


Training Schedule 2018-2019

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Advancing the responsible management of solid waste as a resource.

News & Updates

Young Professional Focus Group June 2014

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Based in part on the successful initiatives of the Pacific Chapter Young Professionals, SWANA International will be holding a one hour focus group session the end of June in the Metro Vancouver area as it works on development of a new 5 year Strategic Management Plan addressing the change of guard to a younger demographic member and customer.  If you are interested in participating please send an email to .  You don’t need to be a SWANA member – but you have to fall within the “Young Professional” description.

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7 CDN Draws to a Successful Conclusion!

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The 7th Canadian Waste Resource Symposium was 5 days of 3 rings of activity. Every aspect of the week; from Training, to Mini Learning Sessions, to Tours, to the Trade Show Component, to the Tech Program, to the Networking, to the YP Event, to the Workshops, and to the MV Britannia Scholar“ship” Gala got great reviews. The flags of all the Canadian chapters were displayed proudly, and networking took place with all folks visiting from sea to sea. Our peak day saw over 240 delegates on the site, and almost 300 were registered over the course of the week. While the word on the street about the 7CDN was stellar, we want to get some serious feedback from the jungle drums of a Survey Monkey being sent to all delegates, exhibitors and sponsors. We had some good photographers working the crowd and a set of pictures culled from almost 600…

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We Are SWANA Pacific Chapter – BC & Yukon Networking, Training, and Certification for Integrated Waste Resource Management

We are the Pacific Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America. As the leading organization in integrated waste resource management in BC and the Yukon, we provide expertise and professional development to practitioners through training, certification, and networking. Explore the About section to find out more about who we are and what we do.

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