Welcome to the Oregon Beaver Chapter of SWANA

The Solid Waste Association of North America


SWANA is the leading organization in the solid waste industry, networking more than 7,000 solid waste professionals internationally. SWANA is dedicated to the professional development of solid waste managers, environmental engineers, consultants, waste haulers, recyclers, and operators.

Our Mission: To advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound municipal waste management in North America.


Congratulations to Abby Centola, the recipient of the 2015 Ben Masengil Scholarship.


Abby Centola is a senior at Carroll College in Helena, Montana, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with an Environmental Emphasis. After graduation, she plans to do a year or two of service work and is currently applying to the Peace Corps.

Throughout Abby’s time at Carroll, she had many opportunities to be a member of the student chapter of two clubs, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Engineers Without Boarders (EWB). Through ASCE, she has been able to compete in the concrete canoe and steel bridge design competitions at the Pacific Northwest Student Conference. With EWB, Abby has had the privilege to work with the Santa Maria del Mexicana Orphanage near Colon, Mexico, on a variety of water and agricultural projects for the orphanage.

Best wishes with your final year of studies Abby, and your bright future ahead!