MISSION STATEMENT: The NM SWANA Roadrunner Chapter inspires and supports
Solid Waste Professionals to responsibly manage solid waste resources.

2019 SWANA Membership Application and Information Video


Coronavirus Threat Guidelines

Dear NMSWANA Roadrunner Chapter Members and Friends,

I know you are all busy at this time working to ensure safe collections and operations in the face of the Coronavirus threat.  The Board of Directors of New Mexico SWANA Roadrunner wish to share the guidance document from SWANA regarding waste handling, attached, and you can find on  Also this is a reminder that SWANAPALOOZA has been postponed.  Here in New Mexico, the Landfill Certification Course scheduled for March 24 has been postponed until further notice.  And the Board also finds it prudent at this time to cancel the Roundtable scheduled for April 14.  We will work on bringing you an alternative educational opportunity.

Please follow the guidelines from the CDC and New Mexico Department of Health.  The hotline number for the New Mexico Department of Health is 855-600-3453.

On behalf of the NMSWANA Roadrunner Chapter Board of Directors,

Shirlene Sitton, President, New Mexico SWANA Roadrunner Chapter

2020 Training Courses

Click on button below to register for the 2020 Training Courses!


Fiscal Year 2021 Recycling and Illegal Dumping (RAID) grant applications will be available February 4, 2020
and will be accepted till Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Register for one of the RAID Grant Writing Workshops scheduled
for Friday, February 21, 2020 at NMED Offices, 121 Tijeras Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM:
o 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
o 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
To register for workshop please email or call 505-827-2828

Click on button below to learn more abut the Recycling and Illegal Dumping (RAID) Fund
and the Solid Waste Facility Grant Fund.

2020 SWANA Scholarships

SWANA’s application forms for the Grant H. Flint Scholarship Awards Program and the Robert P. Stearns / SCS Engineers Scholarship.

SWANA typically distributes $20,000 to $25,000 a year in four to five scholarships through this effort in three categories:

  • Category 1 award – high school senior entering junior or four-year college/university – any field of study. Must have a SWANA member as a sponsor.
  • Category II award – university junior or senior studying something that has potential for a career in solid waste management.  Please note that this is not strictly a science and engineering requirement.  Must be a SWANA student member.
  • Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship – graduate student studying environmental science, engineering or other field related to solid waste or resource management.  Must be a SWANA student member.

The scholarship page on SWANA’s website, now provides a link to the email for each chapter’s scholarship chair(s) and to the chapter websites.

The deadline for student applications for Grant H. Flint Scholarships and Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarships to be submitted to the chapters is May 1, 2020.