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

SWANA Membership Application and Information Video

Letter from the Governor of Maryland to SWANA National

New Mexico communities awarded more than $776K for recycling, illegal dumpsite clean-up projects


2021 In-Person Classes are postponed due to COVID-19.

If you held a valid operator certification at the time of the class you were registered for, and you submit a completed renewal application as required in NM Solid Waste Rules, NMAC, your certification will be administratively continued, meaning it will not expire until you complete the required 24 continuing education units (CEUs) and a renewal certification is issued. The application is available HERE.

If you were not registered or placed on a waiting list in 2020, please place yourself on a waiting list for 2021 in-person classes to be determined, please register by clicking on the button below. This also can be used by NMED to grant certified operators with administrative continuation due to COVID.

Mark Your Calendars for the Next Annual Meeting!

There will not be an Annual Meeting in December 2020!

Due to the new Bylaws stating that we are now on a new fiscal year of July 2020 – June 2021.

The next Annual Meeting will be held on June 18, 2021, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in the La Ventana Room in Albuquerque.


Announcing a New Member Benefit!

SWANA NM Roadrunner Chapter Members,

COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of your operations.  We know that your budgets are slim and your training opportunities have become few.  So we are excited to announce that SWANA NM Roadrunner Chapter members now have access to attend SWANA live webinars, or to watch previously recorded webinars, at no cost!  The Chapter has pre-paid for your webinar access. Just click on the LEARN MORE button below and follow the directions.

You must be a SWANA member with an associated email in their records to access the webinars.

Happy Learning from your SWANA NMRoadrunner Chapter!

Coronavirus Threat Guidelines

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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