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

Special Tribal Mentor Site Visit Opportunity
As part of TSWEAP, we are offering a special opportunity for tribes interested in working with one of their peers to develop or expand source reduction activities. This project supports either having a tribal professional visit your tribe to provide direct assistance in helping you develop your source reduction activity, or having you send one of your staff to another tribe so they can see a successful source reduction activity being implemented. We will be selecting three tribes to participate in the project. For more details and the application, please follow the link below.

   » Click HERE for the Tribal Mentor Site Visit Application. [docx]

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

Julie Jurkowski, Program Coordinator
Tel: 928/523-9404

Last updated: March 23, 2015


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