Solid Waste Design Competition. Deadline: October 5

Just sharing that applications are still open for the next International Solid Waste Design Competition (SWDC)! This will be the first virtual event with live presentations the week of March 15, 2021. This year’s project will challenge each team on “Solutions for Closing the Bakoteh Dumpsite and Supporting Changes to Modern Solid Waste Management in Kanifing, The Gambia.”

Share with your chapter’s students and university contacts to help us spread the word and continue developing relationships with academia. Applications are now due by October 5, 2020.

Download the 2021 SWDC Application now!
Download the Problem Statement Document

SWANA’s International Solid Waste Design Competition (SWDC) is a student team competition to solve a “real world” problem faced by solid waste professionals. The competition aims at providing design experience for students interested in pursuing an education and/or career in solid waste management. The program provides students with real world experience in solving complex solid waste management issues in a supportive and fun environment, provides students an opportunity to display their talents, and provides a networking opportunity for students to connect with potential employers.

For more information visit the SWDC website or contact me with questions.


Shelby Truxon | Membership Program Manager
Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)
1100 Wayne Ave, Ste 650, Silver Spring, MD 20910
P. (240) 494-2223 |  F. (301) 589-7068 |