SWANA is a non-profit, international educational organization serving individuals and communities responsible for the management and operation of municipal solid waste management systems. The North Carolina Chapter of SWANA was formed in 1987 and has a current membership of approximately 400.
Allen is the Chair of the Policy Committee of the chapter. The policy committee serves as the Legislative Liaison and is responsible for tracking and influencing legislation and solid waste policy within the State. The policy committee also educates the membership at large and represents NC-SWANA at regulatory hearings as needed.
One of the primary responsibilities of NC SWANA is the training of landfill and transfer station operating personnel. The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources requires that all solid waste landfills and transfer stations be operated and managed by certified personnel. The NC chapter of SWANA has been approved to provide the required training for these certifications. The Chapter also organizes and conducts two annual technical conferences for members.
Elected to a two year term, Mr. Hardison has eleven years experience with the Coastal Environmental Partnership. He has been a Certified Landfill Manager since 1999.
Allen M. Hardison