Tribal Solid Waste Education and Assistance Program (TSWEAP):
The Tribal Solid Waste Education and Assistance Program is focused on providing training and assistance in the field of solid waste for tribal nations and communities.

Working in partnership with the US EPA's American Indian Environmental Office (AIEO) and the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET), ITEP delivers training courses and direct technical assistance activities to assist tribes in creating and implementing solid waste codes and ordinances. These courses feature tribal professionals and legal experts who walk attendees through the process of crafting solid waste codes, as well as getting them implemented. Additionally, those individuals selected to take part in the training courses will have access to legal expert advice as they create their codes.

Under a grant from the US Department of Agriculture, ITEP will be offering a series of training courses focused on source reduction. The following courses will be offered during 2014-2015:
  • Composting Strategies and Operations for Tribes
  • Greening Tribal Facilities and Operations
  • Recycling Strategies and Operations for Tribes

As part of this grant we are also three opportunities for tribal professionals to travel to another tribe and learn directly from their staff how to implement a variety of source reduction programs and operations. An application will be developed soon for this unique opportunity, so be sure to check back here soon!

For more information, please contact:
Todd Barnell, Program Manager
Tel: 928/523-3840

Last updated: September 23, 2014


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