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May 9

2018 Annual Keystone SWANA Safety Summit

Harrisburg, PA

June 21 & 22

2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Road-E-O

Ridgely, MD

FireRover Mini-Tech Session

March 22 in Lancaster

Ryan Equipment Demo Mini-Tech Session

April 18 @ Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority

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20th Annual PWIA/Keystone SWANA Joint Fall Conference

September 5 & 6, 2018 @ Hilton Harrisburg

Registration opens soon!


After 22 years at the helm for LCSWMA, Jim Warner, CEO announced his plan to retire from the organization by the end of the year. Read News Release

2018 Scholarship Applications are now available!

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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

Fall Newsletter

Click below for the fall edition of 

Keystone SWANA's Newsletter


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POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 - Solid Waste Engineer


The 2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional Road-E-O was held on June 9 at the Midshore II Regional Solid Waste Facility. Many thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make it a great day for everyone! 

The 1st and 2nd place Regional Road-E-O winners from across the US will compete at the 2017 International Road-E-O. This year's International Road-E-O will be hosted by the Florida Sunshine Chapter at the Orange County Landfill. 

Photo credits:  A. Kays of Mid-Atlantic Chapter

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

Cody Alexander, Clinton County SWA

Cole Alexander, Clinton County SWA

Eric Dixon, Jr., Clinton County SWA

Eric Dixon, Sr., Clinton County SWA 

David Kessling, Clinton County SWA

Jane LaMotte, Republic (Conestoga)

Jimmy Lawman, Modern Landfill

James Reidnauer, Chester County SWA

Benny Thompson, Northern Tier SWA

Walter Winemiller, Modern Landfill

John Zell, Republic Services

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.

2016 Mid-Atlantic Road-E-O Results

Hosted by Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority, with the help of Wayne Township Landfill, the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Road-E-O was a huge success. Congratulations to all the competitors! 

Check out some of the photos from that day...

Also, the top two competitors from each category went on to compete in the SWANA International Road-E-O in Georgia. Below are the names of the Pennsylvania competitors who placed in the top 3 in their events in Georgia.

Phil Vinsek, Northern Tier SWA - 1st in Rear Loader

Cody Roe, Northern Tier SWA - 1st in Roll-off 

Cole Alexander, Clinton County SWA - 1st in Rubber Tire Loader

Eric Dixon, Sr., Clinton County SWA - 3rd in Tractor Trailer

Dave Kessling, Clinton County SWA - 2nd in Dozer

Chase Weise, Clinton County SWA - 1st in Articulated Dump Truck

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