January 22, 2021


Dear SNE SWANA Members:


First and foremost, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for being a member and for the trust you have put in the Board of Directors to lead our group over the next two years.  I know I speak for our entire Board that we are excited for the opportunities to come.


Over the past year all of us have been dealing with new norms in our personal and professional lives.  Communications, safety, training, social activities; all of these are vital in our daily activities and we have had to be creative in how we get them done.  I applaud all of you for your perseverance and hard work in keeping the essential services we provide going day in and day out.


The Board is hoping to provide you the support you need in your professional lives as well as providing the resources of SWANA to make your jobs a little easier.  Over the next few months, we will be developing a newsletter to provide you with current information on regulatory issues, safety, training opportunities, and possibly a technical corner to share experiences.  Please look out for the first edition to be published soon.


Finally, the Board is enhancing our committee structure and will be looking for members to join to provide your valuable input.  Committees will be Membership, Programming, Scholarship, and Advocacy/Legislative.  More information will follow on each committee.  If you are interested in joining please reach out to any Board member.


Thank you again and we look forward to serving as your Board over the next two years.


Brian N. Card, P.E.



Regulatory Updates

Our Mission:  

The Southern New England Chapter’s goal is to improve the practice of environmentally and economically sound integrated solid waste management in New England.

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2021 Scholarships

The SWANA scholarship applications, provided by SWANA and the Southern New England (SNE) SWANA Chapter, are now available.  SWANA has three scholarship categories:


  • Category I:  high school senior entering junior or four-year college/university – any field of study.  Must have a SWANA member as a sponsor.

  • Category II:  university junior or senior studying something that has potential for a career in solid waste management. Please note that this is not strictly a science and engineering requirement. The applicant must be an eligible SWANA student member.

  • Category III (Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship Award):  graduate student studying environmental science, engineering or other field related to solid waste management. Full-time students who are entering or are in graduate school.  The applicant must be a an eligible SWANA student member.


Scholarship applications are due on or before May 15, 2021 to be eligible for the SWANA scholarships and on or before June 15, 2021 to be eligible for the SNE SWANA Chapter scholarships.


If you have any questions please contact SNE SWANA Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Ron St. Michel, at rstmichel@sanbornhead.com or at 978.577.1014.

Safety Matters

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