Chapter Committees

The SWANA Old Dominion Chapter has created several committees to help members develop and access the knowledge and research they need. These committees are staffed and organized solely through the volunteer efforts of chapter members.


Landfill and Recycling (Technical) Committee

Ensures the accurate and timely dissemination of information on waste management facility permitting, design, construction operations as well as technology transfer for recycling, transfer stations, landfills and other technical issues. Acts a conduit between the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and SWANA.  Contact Ryan Duckett


Legislative Committee

Tracks legislation within Virginia that may affect solid waste management professionals and their operations. Informs and educates members of significant proposed legislation. Contact Robert (Bob) Hundley: (804) 550-9222 


Safety Committee

SWANA has a strong commitment to safety and is determined to help move the waste collection off of the federal government's list of the 10 most dangerous jobs and reduce accidents and injuries. The resources available on our safety page represent part of that effort. Contact Dennis Batts: (571) 436-7195 Members: Loren Kato


Communication Committee

Produces SWANA Old Dominion Chapter quarterly newsletter. Develops programs and activities to increase awareness and interest in the chapter and its programs. Ensures active communications continue within the chapter. Contact Kate Vasquez


Awards and Scholarship Committee

Promotes and monitors scholarship programs from the SWANA Old Dominion Chapter and SWANA national organization. Contact Clark Gibson: (434) 455-6079 


Membership Committee

Promotes chapter membership. Develops and implements programs designed to increase membership. Contact Henry Strickland: (757) 374-4548


Training  Committee

Manages and works with other committees to provide chapter training and certification needs. Contact Mike Lawless (540) 557- 1319 Members: Tracy Autry, Dennis Batts, Ryan Duckett, Tom Laughlin, Loren Kato


Program (Conference) Committee

Organizes and plans annual meeting and other major events. Contact: Nick Guarriello


Advisory Board Member

Represents the Old Dominion Chapter on SWANA's International Board of Directors (IB). The IB is the corporate board for SWANA and is responsible for the international organization.  Contact Robert (Bob) Hundley: (804) 550-9222


Young Professionals (YP)

This committee is a resource to help YPs advance professionally in the solid waste industry. The SWANA YP Group puts on networking events for its members throughout the year and at SWANA conferences. Contact (Co-Chair) Jared Johnstone, Republic Services, Co-Chair John Ligush, TRC (Members) JP Verheul- Air Water & Soil Laboratories, Inc. and Mary Mullen Boteler- Air Water & Soil Laboratories, Inc.


Members are encouraged to serve on committees to ensure this chapter meets the needs of both the individual and the members' organizations.







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SWANA Old Dominion Chapter

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Mailing: P.O. Box 1526

Midlothian, VA 23113


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