Thank you to the following facilities for hosting past informative, technical tours for the Young Professionals of Keystone SWANA. We appreciate your contributions. If your company or facility is interested in hosting a technical tour or seminar, please contact Dan Brown.

October 17, 2018 Young Professionals Technical Tour

Frey Farm Landfill Tour

Keystone SWANA held a YP Tour on October 17th at the LCSWMA Frey Farm Landfill. In addition to the landfill, attendees saw the construction of the metals recovery facility (which will separate ferrous and non-ferrous metal from LCSWMA's WTE ash), wind turbine project and vertical expansion construction. LCSWMA discussed their innovative and new trends in landfill construction and operations. 

Submitted by Dan Brown

Photos by Dan Brown

June 15, 2017 Young Professionals Technical Tour


June 29, 2016 Young Professionals Technical Tour


A "Young Professional" or “YP” is defined as an individual in the solid waste industry 35 or younger. That's actual age, not just how you feel!

What is SWANA’s Young Professionals Group?

We are a motivated group of individuals who represent the future of the solid waste industry. We are passionate about the environment, our industry, and helping each other succeed. We are eager to offer advice, brainstorm ideas, develop solutions, and share in the struggles and triumphs of working in this business.

Why Join?

The YP Group is a resource to help you advance professionally in the solid waste industry. By joining SWANA’s Young Professional group, you will benefit from:

Excellent and valuable networking opportunities at events, conferences, and online; Webinars to help you navigate the challenges of the solid waste industry;

Resources that provide you with useful tools and information needed to succeed in your career; and opportunities to voice your opinion about the future of SWANA.

How Do I Join?

New SWANA Young Professional members pay a special first-year membership fee of $100! Go to to join SWANA and provide your birth month and year when prompted. Or you can mail the attached application form to: SWANA, 110 Wayne Avenue, Suite 650, Silver Spring, MD 20910.  Note: The discount is valid for new SWANA members only.

Once your membership is complete, log-in to your MySWANA account to connect with other YPs under the community tab, interact with us on Twitter @SWANA or check in with the YP Linkedin Group.

How Do I Get Involved Locally?

If you are a current member of SWANA or a new YP member looking to get involved with the Keystone Chapter’s YP Group, please contact the Young Professionals Director, Dan Brown.

Daniel Brown

Environmental Compliance Specialist

Lancaster County Solid Waste Authority

1299 Harrisburg Pike

PO Box 4425

Lancaster, PA 17604

office: (717) 553-5864

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Solid Waste Association of North America

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