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.


Please join us for

SWANA’s 30th Northwest Regional Symposium

April 30 - May 1, 2015


McMenamins Historic Edgefield Inn

2126 SW Halsey Street, Troutdale, Oregon

Full Registration - SWANA member  $425     

Full Registration - Non-SWANA member  $525       

Thursday Only (Evening Casino Night not included)  $275            

Friday Only  $225


The Northwest Regional Symposium is held annually each spring; and is sponsored jointly by the British Columbia, Oregon and Washington Chapters of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). This year, the Oregon Chapter is honored to host this event in its 30th year by returning to McMenamins, Edgefield. This symposium attracts a large number of solid waste management professionals and operators, representing both public and private sector organization from throughout the Pacific Northwest. 

 With over 30 exhibitors and sponsors, two days of more than 30 technical sessions, door prizes, a golf tournament, a casino night, great food and drinks, dynamic keynote speakers, and all the fun of the Edgefield… you’re sure to have an experience to remember!


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Wednesday, April 29th - Come to town early before the Symposium begins and enjoy a relaxed round of golf followed by the Icebreaker Reception Wednesday evening. 

Afternoon Golf Tournament – The Oregon SWANA chapter will host a charity golf tournament prior to the beginning of the Symposium.  Registration begins at 2pm. All proceeds to benefit the Ben Masengil Scholarship Fund providing scholarships to the families of SWANA members. McMenamins Edgefield is home to The Pub Course, an eighteen-hole par 3 golf course with holes ranging from 40 to 90 yards in length. The course winds through the McMenamins Edgefield estate providing views of the winery, the lodge and the scenic Columbia River. Fun and adventure await pros, duffers and weekend swingers alike.  If you wish to play or to sponsor a hole, please contact Louis Caruso at (503) 639-9208 or by email at lcaruso@swanaoregon.org.

Icebreaker Reception – For golfers and others arriving early, join us in the Attic at the Power Station Pub for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and friendly conversation. Early check-in, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. will save you time on Thursday morning.

Thursday, April 30th

Registration and Continental Breakfast (beginning at 7am)

Two Concurrent Technical Tracks throughout the day featuring more than 20 presentations– see draft program below

Lunch in Blackberry Hall featuring a keynote speaker.

Thursday Dinner & Social – Wine and dine in the Edgefield Ballroom followed by Wild Bill’s Casino Night in Blackberry Hall with our exhibitors. Prizes and drawings are part of the fun. Put on your Poker Face!!

Exhibitor Hall – The Blackberry Hall will be open during all meals, breaks and the Thursday night entertainment for exhibit viewing. Contact Tim Logan lfgtech@yahoo.com, if interested in being an exhibitor.

Friday, May 1st

Registration and Continental Breakfast (beginning at 7:am)

Two Concurrent Technical Tracks throughout the morning featuring 12 presentations

Lunch in Blackberry Hall featuring a keynote speaker.

Exhibitor Hall – The Blackberry Hall will be open during all meals and breaks on Friday. 

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Meals listed above are provided. Lodging is not included with your registration.

Accommodation Information

Located at the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge, McMenamins Edgefield is an escape into the extraordinary. Originally built in 1911 as the Multnomah County Poor Farm, this 38-acre estate offers lodging, dining, gardens, a movie theater, winery, brewery and distillery, on-site massage, an 18-hole golf course and original artwork and historical photographs around every corner. Take a tour on-line or book your rooms at – www.mcmenamins.com or contact them directly at 503-669-8610 or 800-669-8610. Let them know you are with the SWANA symposium – they are holding rooms for us. Space is limited.

Note: The beautifully restored rooms DO NOT have telephones or TV’s. Common bathroom facilities with private stalls and toilets are shared among guests. A limited number of rooms are available with their own baths. Telephones are available at the hotel and an on-site business center is open for computer hook-up and other business needs including fax, and photocopies.

Other hotels in Troutdale - only a few minutes away:

Holiday Inn Express (866) 367-4667 or Comfort Inn (800) 824-6824

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