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October 31, 2012


University of Montana’s Recycling and Waste Manager Eduard “Edi” Stan recently earned the title of certified recycling systems manager through the Solid Waste Association of North America.

The SWANA certification is the culmination of a yearlong online class and a rigorous national exam in Washington, D.C. To be eligible, applicants must have at least five years of municipal solid waste management, as well as two years of managerial experience in the applicant’s specific field. 

SWANA is the leading professional association dedicated to solid waste and recycling professionals in the United States, Canada and beyond.

“The experience and knowledge gained by this certification puts the UM Recycling program in the lead of the recycling profession in Montana,” said Cherie Peacock, sustainability coordinator at UM’s Office of Sustainability.

For more information call Peacock at 406-243-6001 or email





Contact: Cherie Peacock, sustainability coordinator, UM Office of Sustainability, 406-243-6001,