A “Young Professional” is defined as an individual in the solid waste industry 35 or younger. That’s actual age, not just how you feel.

What is SWANA’s Young Professionals Group?

We are a group of individuals who represent the future of the solid waste industry. We are passionate about the environment, our industry, and helping each other succeed. We are eager to offer advice, brainstorm ideas, develop solutions, and share in the struggles and triumphs of working in this business. 

We are energetic. We are motivated. We are committed. We are the next generation of SWANA.

Why Join?

Here are a few of the many benefits you’ll receive by joining SWANA’s Young Professional group:

  • Excellent networking opportunities at events, conferences, and online
  • Webinars targeted at helping you navigate the challenges of the solid waste industry
  • Resources that provide you with tools and information needed to succeed in your career
  • Opportunities to voice your opinion about the future of SWANA

How Do I Join?

New member Young Professionals pay a special first-year membership fee of $100. Click here to join SWANA and provide your birth month and year when prompted.

Then once your membership is complete, log-in to your MySWANA account to connect with other YPs under the community tab, interact with us on Twitter @SWANA or check in with the YP Linkedin Group.

If you have any questions, please contact Annalise Carreira.

How Do I Get Involved Locally?

SWANA Pacific Chapter YP’s host a handful of events each year. If you would like to join the events, email Annalise Carreira at [email protected]. While you must be 35 or younger to be an official SWANA YP, we don’t check ID at the events.

Upcoming Events

Click here to see the latest upcoming YP events.

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