Northern New England Chapter of SWANA

Welcome to the official website for the Northern New England Chapter of SWANA.

Our Mission:  To advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound municipal solid waste management in North America.

Browse through our site and see why becoming a SWANA NNEC member is for you!

The Northern New England Chapter of SWANA is made up of over 80 of the most diverse solid waste professionals in the nation with members from Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. We host three technical conferences per year and one annual fall meeting, attracting speakers from across the country to discuss timely and upcoming issues. Our organization is made up of solid waste managers, regulators, engineers, consultants, operators, private haulers, and recyclers. Operations in our states include management of solid, hazardous, universal, and infectious waste; incinerators, landfills, transfer stations and recycling facilities. Current issues in the NNE Chapter include bioreactor landfills, international hauling, landfill gas management, maximizing disposal space, post-closure use, and gas to energy projects.

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SAVE THE DATE: October 24, 2017

Please join the Northern New England Chapter of SWANA for our Technical Session:

Landfill, Leachate and Health Risks
-PFAS and Other Emerging Contaminants-
October 24, 2017
Norwich University 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield VT

This SWANA program will provide an opportunity for technical, regulatory, and legal perspectives on Per-and Polyfluoralkyl Substances (PFAS) and other emerging contaminants as they relate to landfills, leachate, and associated health risks. PFAS have been identified in landfill leachate and groundwater monitoring wells at levels above the 20 ppt drinking water health advisory level established in Vermont in 2016. Can PFAS releases from landfills lead to PFAS levels above 20 ppt in drinking water? What are the concerns over exposure to PFAS? What options are available for evaluating and mitigating PFAS risks? Information shared by a panel of experts will help shed light on these issues and identify remaining uncertainties as knowledge and regulation of PFAS and other emerging contaminants continue to develop.

Northern New England Chapter of SWANA Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) Training

Northern New England Chapter of SWANA
Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) Training Course
May 22 – 24, 2017 & Exam May 24
Radisson Hotel 700 Elm Street, Manchester NH 03101
(Training in conjunction with 36th Annual NRRA Conference)

The Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) course is a comprehensive primer in the study of modern landfills; including fundamental area of study such as operations, site design, regulations, health and safety, cost controls and other issues pertinent to planning, operating, and closing landfills.

The course is offered by SWANA as preparation for Landfill Management Certification, required by many jurisdictions as requirement to operate compliant and safe landfill facilities.

Waste Conversion Technologies 101

Waste Conversion Technologies 101 presentation cover

Presented by:
Lori Scozzafava & Steve Simmons
Gershman, Brickner, & Bratton, Inc. (GBB)
February 15, 2017

This training session presented a clear overview of the types of waste conversion technologies being considered, the pros and cons of each, and what's moving forward and where.

Download Workshop Presentation (PDF 10MB)

NNE Chapter SWANA 2017 Scholarship Awards Program

The Northern New England Chapter of SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) is announcing the availability of a scholarship for current undergraduates, graduate students, or high school seniors who have been accepted into an undergraduate program committed to a degree closely tied to Solid Waste Management, Environmental Science, Engineering or a related field of study.

The award is offered in remembrance of Steve Parker, a founding member of the SWANA Northern New England Chapter and long-term member of International Board of Directors. The scholarship is for $1000.00 and is limited to students from Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Applicants do not have to be SWANA members; however, if the applicant has identified a SWANA family member (parent, grand-parent etc.) their application may be submitted for consideration for additional scholarship funding from the International Board of SWANA for up to $5,000.00.

Download Application here

Please mail completed application to:

64 Blueberry Road
Portland ME 04102
ATTN: Kevin Roche

Completed applications must be returned no later than March 8, 2017. For questions you may contact Kevin Roche or Denise Mungen @ 207-523-3100 or email

Vermont Food Recovery Hierarchy

SWANA Chapter Tech Session: Food Waste Management Policies, Approaches and Overcoming Current Challenges

October 25, 2016
Vermont Technical College
Langevin House, Furnace Street
Randolph Center, VT 05061

The Northern New England Chapter SWANA a technical session, including a panel discussion and tour of the Vermont Technical College Anaerobic Digester.

Reserve your registration now.

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