About the Old Dominion Chapter

Vision Statement

The Old Dominion Chapter of SWANA will be the recognized leader in municipal solid waste management practices in Virginia.
Mission Statement
To advance the practices of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste in Virginia.
Message from the President

For over 40 years, the Solid Waste Association of North America has been the leading professional association in the solid waste field. Our association serves more than 10,000 members throughout North America, and thousands more with conferences, certifications, publications, and technical training courses.
The Old Dominion Chapter consists of over 300 professionals actively working in the solid waste field throughout the Commonwealth. Our members represent the largest cross section of solid waste managers, operators, and consultants in Virginia. We train more than 200 professionals in the various disciplines of solid waste management every year.
Our Association seeks to foster networking and cooperation among solid waste professionals, including regulators and provides educational opportunities to enhance members' expertise in the solid waste management field. We carry out a variety of activities and programs to share information, provide continuing education opportunities and to establish innovative research programs to serve public interest. Some of the programs that benefit chapter members include:
  •Professional Development Courses
  •Certification Training
  •Education Courses
  •Quarterly Newsletter
  •Chapter Committees
  •Technical Assistance
  •Legislative News and Information
  •Awards and Scholarships
  •Networking Opportunities with Peers and Clients
Become a Member
If you are interested in joining our organization, you should first become a member of the Solid Waste Association of North America. For chapter membership questions, please contact John Barnes at (757) 406- 0393 or jcbarnes@vbgov.com.