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  • Announcing SWANN Board of Directors Meeting taking place on April 18th, 2024
    Announcing SWANN Board of Directors Meeting taking place on April 18th, 2024

    Notice is hereby given, that a meeting of the Board of Directors for the Solid Waste Agency of Northwest Nebraska (SWANN) will be held at 7:00 p.m. April 18th, 2024 in the Chadron City Council Chambers, Chadron City Hall, 234 Main Street, Chadron, Nebraska, which meeting will be open to the public. An agenda for such meeting, kept continuously current, is available for public inspection at the SWANN office, 1010 E. Niobrara, Chadron, Nebraska. The agenda may be modified up to 24 hours prior to the meeting. Minutes of the meeting will be made public within ten (10) working days following the meeting. They may be obtained from the SWANN administrative office in Chadron, Nebraska.
    Jake Stewart
    Executive Director
    Published: 04/05/24

  • Community Strong Response & Efforts with Net Wrap

    Solid Waste Agency of Northwest Nebraska would like to thank the Agency’s customers of Dawes, Sheridan and Sioux Counties for helping us curb the amount of net wrap that was being dropped loosely in collection cans. Your support and help on this matter is greatly appreciated.
    We are privileged to continue to serve each county and community with professional services. Swann will continue to keep you up to date with changes or issues that arise to keep Northwest Nebraska the cleanest and best place to live in the State.
    Again, Thank you for your help.
    All Employees of Swann

  • Swann is privileged to announce the 2024 Tire Amnesty Day
    funded through NDEE for the customers in
    Dawes, Sheridan and Sioux Counties

    This program will be held on
    June 14th and 15th, 2024
    Only at the
    Chadron Transfer Station
    Chadron, NE
    Please mark your calendars.

    More details will follow this Spring as the
    information becomes available.
    Click the Title Above for Flyer

    Thank you for your patronage.
    NDEE - Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

SWANN Moves Closer To New Baler And Building

SWANN, the Solid Waste Agency of Northwest Nebraska, moved closer last night to getting a new garbage baler and a new building to house it.

The following information is article posted on Chadron Radio. Link is provided below. The SWANN board held a required public hearing on the proposal and passed a resolution declaring the need to replace the existing baler as an emergency, allowing it to skip competitive bidding and go with a Colorado firm.

SWANN Executive Director Jake Stewart says the 1960s model baler originally purchased by the city of Chadron and the building it’s in have both reached the end of their useful lives and only extraordinary repair efforts are keeping the baler running.

SWANN has been working and negotiating with Altitude Recycling Equipment of Denver, the baler manufacturer closest to Chadron. Stewart says even with the prior input, it will be at least 7 months before a new baler would be ready for installation.

Tyler Francis of Altitude told the SWANN board the lead time for the baler is likely 35-to-40 months with the price changing as the price of metal goes up, explaining the company’s costs have risen 40% in the past 2 years. Francis said there’s a baler of the same model SWANN will get currently in use in Omaha while Kearney and Greeley, CO, use a slightly smaller one. He put the expected lifespan at 15 years, but said it could easily be 25 depending on multiple factors. 

Jake Stewart says the new baler will be considerably larger than the current one because of the ever increasing volume of waste coming into the baler. Stewart says the baler’s longer conveyor belt will also make it easier to pull out recyclables, but also means the new building needs to be bigger, too. The new baler building will be across the street from the current one and north of the SWANN offices, 

The Chadron City Council has given unofficial approval to the idea of providing the land for the building, but no decisions have been made on the exact amount of land or the terms of a lease or transfer.

See Chadron Radio link for audio and article: https://chadronradio.com/swann-moves-closer-to-new-baler-and-building/

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