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The Tennessee Training Academy (TTA) in cooperation with the Tennessee Recycling Coalition's 31st Anniversary Conference training will be offered for SWANA's Manager of Recycling Systems certification course.

Training event dates are:

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, through Thursday, August 28, 2020. Classes will start at 8:00 a.m. E.D.T. until approximately 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. each day.  There will be time allowed for breaks and for lunch.  Participation in the conference meals any receptions may be purchased for an additional $185.00 as an "add-on" to your TTA Recycling Systems Management registration. Please visit the Tennessee Recycling Coalition's event page to register.

Friday, August 28, 2020at 9:00 a.m. E.D.T. the TTA will offer the certification exam for those interested and registered in advance.  Contact Mary Anderson with Tennessee SWANA via email at:  tnswangirl@gmail.com .  


There is a very limited number of training scholarships for this event.  If you are interested in receiving one, send an email to Mary Anderson stating your desire to participate and need for a scholarship. Priority will be given to those with no previous professional certifications and then by date and time of request received.

  • Scholarships only cover the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) class cost and does not cover travel or the conference meal package.
  • Acceptance of scholarship indicates recipient will attend the event or (with coordination with the TTA) send someone in their place. 
  • If a recipient of an awarded scholarship fails to attend without 14-day notice or sending someone in their place, they may be billed for any costs incurred for cancellation by the TTA up unto the full cost of attending the class.  

To register for the TRC 31st Conference meal and social package add-on, visit the events page.

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