Welcome to the Virginia (Old Dominion) Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America!  Our chapter consists of nearly 300 individuals committed to the progressive field of Solid Waste management.  Learn more ...

Upcoming Training

Regulatory Training (Hybrid)


8:30 am – 3:35 pm

Thursday October 13, 2022

The Place at Innsbrook, 4036 C Cox Rd

Glen Allen, VA 23060

In Person (Member)- $130

In Person (Non-Member)- $200

Virtual- $50


Registration is closed

Regulatory Training Agenda
Final Regulatory Training Agenda - 2022.[...]
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Technical Tour - Waste Management Chesapeake Hauling CNG Fueling Facility


November 9, 2022

10:00 am

3016 Yadkin Rd Chesapeake, VA 23323
Lunch Provided

Registration: $25


Register by November 4    (Space is Limited)


Registration Information

Open Board Positions

The Board of Directors of the Old Dominion Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America has two vacancies that need to be filled. One position will complete a two year term starting January 1, 2023 and ending December 31, 2025; the other vacancy will complete a one year term starting January 1, 2023 and ending December 31, 2024. Interested parties will be placed on the winter ballot for the selection of the 2023 officers and directors.


The Board is also seeking a member to serve as the chapter Safety Ambassador. The Ambassador helps coordinate annual safety training and disseminates safety related information to the Chapter from National SWANA.  This positon is selected by the Board of Directors and participates in the Board meetings.


The Board has 14 members who are solid waste professionals representing government, consulting and industry throughout Virginia. 


The Board meets every other month. Meetings are generally held in the Richmond area and via teleconference meetings.


Board members are expected to prepare for and attend Board meetings and to participate in Board and Chapter activities including training sessions, technical tours, awards and scholarship programs, legislative programs and conferences.


The current Board is made up of individuals with a broad range of expertise and knowledge in solid waste management and recycling. The individual to fill the open position must be a member in good standing of the Old Dominion Chapter, needs to have expertise in some aspect of the business and have a demonstrated desire to serve Chapter members and the Board.


If you are interested in being considered for the board vacancy or the Safety Ambassador, please submit a brief bio/resume and letter explaining why you wish to be considered for the position to Benjamin Loveday, Past President -  bloveday@spotsylvania.va.usby October 10, 2022.




Recorded Webinars

14 CEUs Available

Announcing Approved Board of Directors and Officers

The following candidates were presented on a ballot for membership approval. Board of Directors will serve from January 2021 through December 2022.
·       Ben Loveday- Past President
·       Aaron White- President
·       Jon Clary- Vice President
·       Mike Lawless - Secretary
·       Kim Hynes- Treasurer
·       Ray McGowan- IB
·       Mike Dorsey                                                                                 
·       Nick Guariello
·       John Kellas
·       Kate Vasquez

SWANA's Guidance on Coronavirus for Waste Management Workers and Employers

SWANA's Guidance on Coronavirus
For Solid Waste Management
Workers and Employers
Guidance on Coronavirus.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [90.7 KB]

Training Calendar

One-day Workshops, Techinical Tours and 

Conferences are offered throughout the year

Our Commitment to Safety

Safety information and resources for the Solid Waste industry



Event Calendar

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SWANA National Membership Form
2021 Virginia Chapter application.pdf
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SWANA Old Dominion Chapter

Contact:  Chapter Administrator




Mailing: P.O. Box 1526

Midlothian, VA 23113


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