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Many workplaces and communities are preparing for potential impacts related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Though information about the virus is still evolving, SWANA International has issued a Guidance on Coronavirus document and has other relevant information available. 

SWANA's Guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

POSTPONED - check back for the new date

Metals Recovery from MSW Ash Mini-Technical Seminar

Tuesday, April 16, 2020 @ 10:00am

Frey Farm Landfill

Conestoga, PA

In April 2016, LCSWMA entered into a long-term contract with Inashco North America, Inc. to site a metals recovery facility (MRF) next to the Frey Farm Landfill. While LCSWMA’s WTE facilities currently use in-line metal recovery systems, only larger metals are removed. Inashco offers an advanced metals recovery system to remove pebble-sized metals present in the ash. This includes both ferrous (iron) and non-ferrous (aluminum, copper, brass, zinc, gold, silver, etc.) metals.

For more information and to register

Hosted by Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority

Upcoming events


The Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority (CCRRA) is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Office Manager.  This is a salaried position that is an integral part of the CCRRA management team. CCRRA is looking for a proven leader and team player with a multitude of skills that can sustain a smooth and efficient work environment.

CCRRA offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package.

The CCRRA is an equal opportunity employer.

For a copy of the job description, click here.  For a copy of the employment application and benefits package, click here.

Surrounding Chapter Events


March 30, 31, April 1, exam April 2

Egg Harbor Township, NJ


Registrants of the full Certification Training will get to attend the SWANA NJ Spring Conference for free.

SWANA NJ Spring Conference
April 2-3, 2020
Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ

SWANA NJ Spring Conference

SWANA Mid-Atlantic Chapter SWANA Certification Course: Managing Recycling Systems
April 20-22, exam April 23
Capitol Heights, MD

SWANA Mid-Atlantic

Fall Newsletter

Click below for the winter edition of 

Keystone SWANA's Newsletter


2019 Election Results

Public Sector Directors for 2019-2021

Michael Engel, Wayne Township Landfill

James Lambert, Monroe County Municipal Waste Management Authority

Private Sector Directors for 2019-2021

Charles Raudenbush, Waste Management

Denise Wessels, SCS Engineers

Left to Right: Jim Lambert, Chuck Raudenbush, Denise Wessels, Mike Engel

Employment Opportunities

NEW  - Recycling Coordinator - Chester County Solid Waste Authority

2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional Road-E-O

June 6 & 7, 2019

Hosted by Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority in Blossburg, PA

Click here to see the results from the Road-E-O.

Foamed Glass Aggregates | AeroAggregates Mini-Tech & Facility Tour

Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 10 am

Topics included the development, manufacturing, applications, physical properties and case studies for foamed glass aggregates.

Seneca Landfill Garbage to Gas Mini-Tech & Facility Tour

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 @ 10 am

Tour the first company in PA to capture the landfill gas they generate, refine it into natural gas, and then compress it into CNG fuel. 

Photos coming soon...

Upcoming Mini-Tech

Geotechnics Lab Tour Mini-Tech

November 2 @ 11:30 am

Presentations by Randy O'Rourke & JP Kline

Lab Tour by Randy O'Rourke

Lab Tour by JP Kline


The 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Road-E-O was hosted again by the Maryland Environmental Service. The event took place on June 21 and 22 at the Midshore II Regional Solid Waste Facility. Many thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make it a great day for everyone and congratulations to all those who participated! 

The 1st and 2nd place Regional Road-E-O winners from across the US competed at the 2018 International Road-E-O. This year's International Road-E-O was hosted by the Colorado Rocky Mountain Chapter at the Denver International Airport. 

Photo credits:  A. Kays of Mid-Atlantic Chapter

Congratulations to all the winners! We're especially proud of our PA contestants!

PA contestants are in blue.


PlaceScore Name Employer 
 1 98Chase Weise  Clinton County Solid Waste 
 2 93 Logan Milby  MES 
 3 90 Tamara Scarborough  MES 


Place  ScoreName Employer 
 1 95  Jim Reidnauer  Chester County Solid Waste 
 2 95 David Kessling Clinton County Solid Waste 
 3 95 Chrissy Kortze Republic Services


Place Score NameEmployer
 1 92 Logan Milby MES 
 2 90 Chrissy Kortze Republic Services
 3 87 Cody Alexander  Clinton County Solid Waste


PlaceScore  NameEmployer 
 1 316 Robert Lee Northern Tier Solid Waste
 2 293 Cody Roe Northern Tier Solid Waste
 3 280 Eric Dixon, Sr. Clinton County Solid Waste


Place Score Name Employer 
 1 283  Michael Brinkley  Republic Services of Felton 
 2 253  Cody Roe Northern Tier Solid Waste 
 3 214  Tamara Scarborough  MES 


Place Score Name Employer 
 1 94  Paul Towers  MES 
 2 93  David Swift  Farmington Transfer Station 
 3 89  Mark Wheeler  MES 


Chase Weise of Clinton County Solid Waste

Visit the Road-E-O page to see a complete list of results, more pictures, and clips of some of the events that day.

Landfill Leachate Mini-Tech

The Grand Central Landfill welcomed over a dozen guests to the Keystone SWANA Landfill Leachate Mini-Tech training on May 18, 2017. The training was held at the landfill’s wastewater treatment plant.

Waste Management’s Director of Environmental Protection, Rohan Menon and Grand Central Landfill’s Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager, Chad Beer presented the current and future challenges of landfill liquid management as well as treatment plant best practices and environmental regulations.

 - Excerpt from newsletter article by Adrienne Fors, Community Relations for Grand Central Landfill

Solar Power Mini-Tech

The Solar Power on Landfills Mini-tech, April 26, 2017 at the Closed York County Landfill, was presented by Rich Hazenstab, York County Solid Waste Authority and Richard Mazza, Solar Renewable Energy, LLC.

YCSWA along with York County Solar Partners, LLC developed a 240,000 watt (DC) solar panel energy system consisting of 806 panels constructed on two acres of land at the closed York County Sanitary Landfill.

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