May 2020


Hello SNE Chapter Members,


I have a few updates for you.  


1. SWANApalooza will be held the week of June 22, 2020, however it will be conducted as a virtual event.  Please look for updates from National in your e-mail or go to the SWANApalooza webpage at SWANA for updates.  For the time being, I will leave the discount code information posted below so that you can use it for any new date that is proposed.  They are tracking this by code that you can you use to get a $100 discount when your register.  The flyer below has the code, so please use it when registering. 


2. The Chapter partners with the Environmental Business Council of New England on a regular basis regarding solid waste programming.  David Biderman will be a special guest speaker for a webinar on May 29, 2020, where he will provide an update on how COVID-19 is affecting our industry.  Please check out their website for information on how to register, a listing of other upcoming events and information about this dynamic orgainzation of environmental professionals. 


3. We had an information packed annual meeting on December 18th, including a special call-in from David Biderman, SWANA CEO and Executive Director, whose update is posted below along with a PFAS Fact Sheet from SWANA.  Also posted below are presentations from our speakers; George Aronson of CommonWealth Resource Management Corp. regarding Fiberight in Maine, and Harrison Roakes of Sanborn Head and Jonathan Kitchen of CEC who discussed PFAS issues.  Thank you to all our speakers, attendees and to CEC for hosting.  



4. The training event schedule for June in the Providence, RI area (Seekonk), June 2-4, 2020, has been cancelled.  



5. Mark your calendars for our Annual Golf Outing and Scholarship Fundraiser on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at The Brookside Club in Bourne.  Scholarship applications and instructions are posted below.  Please read the introduction letter first.  The deadline for the international application is May 15, 2020 and the Chapter application deadline is June 30, 2020.






Phil Goddard, Chapter President

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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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