Doing Our Share for Clean Air Award

SWS Equipment has received recognition for our efforts to reduce air emissions. We were presented a silver award for meeting air emission requirements, and plan to continue our endeavor.

25 Years and Going Strong

A humble beginning is an understatement.  25 years ago, with a desk and a file cabinet, Paul Cochran started Solid Waste Systems on May 9th, 1990. In the beginning, his product line consisted of compactors and vertical balers.  Paul was a one-man operation. He not only sold the compactors, he installed them as well. After … Continued

Western Washington Service is Expanding!

Solid Waste Systems has been in business 25 years and 15 years in Western Washington.  Our workload has grown to the point that using two sub–contractors for most of our compactor and baler service, as well as installations, is not enough. We have put together our own Service Team and facility in Tacoma WA to … Continued

Labrie Factory Training at SWS, January 13th, 2015

SWS is offering a FREE Labrie Technical Service Training Class,  January 13th to January 15th, 2015 Reserve your spot today! This event will provide the Technician with vital information needed to service the Labrie Automizer and Expert units (as well as the Right Hand and Helping Hand automated arms), and the Wittke Starlight and SuperDuty … Continued

Tracy’s Journey

Tracy (our office manager) is a breast cancer survivor. She is one of more than 2.9 million women who have either survived breast cancer or are undergoing treatment. To put this in perspective, a women living in the US has a 1 in 8 chance that, in her lifetime, she will be diagnosed with breast … Continued

New WRRA VP of Associate Members

Skyler Sharpe, an employee of SWS for over 7 years, has been chosen as the 2015 WRRA Vice President of Associate Members.   The Washington Refuse and Recycling Association (WRRA) is a group of waste haulers and recyclers throughout Washington State that have assembled to promote the private solid waste and recycling industries. Skyler’s main responsibilities … Continued

Heard of Fugitive Dust?  Sounds Scary!

What do you think of when you hear Fugitive Dust?  Sounds scary?  Fugitive Dust is a combination of soil minerals (oxides of silicon, aluminum, calcium, and iron), sea salt, pollen, spores, tire particles and other particles. This dust can get blown around and create pollution in the environment. Regular cleaning of the roads and parking … Continued

SWS are Now Distributing RapidView IBAK Sewer Inspection Vans!

SWS recently added RapidView IBAK to its expansive line of equipment offered for sale and rent.  RapidView IBAK is the world’s largest and oldest manufacturer of pipeline inspection and rehabilitation equipment.Our commitment is evident in the purchase of a new RapidView IBAK Sewer Inspection Van.  Impressive with the amount of equipment and tools this truck … Continued

Spring Is a Great Time to Think About Snowblowers

Even though winter has ended and we are all looking forward to warmer weather, it’s never too early to start planning for next year’s snowpack.  This video was taken during an SWS demo a couple months ago in Washington state. Please click on the link to the right to view the video.   Larue D65 Loader … Continued

Oh No, My Compactor is Frozen!

Oh No, My Compactor is Frozen!

This doesn’t have to happen to you.  Protect your compactor equipment during the cold winter months.  A few precautions now will save you grief in the future.  Pay special attention to what is being disposed of during sub-zero temperatures.  Limit wet waste when the thermometer falls below freezing for any extended period of time.  Pay … Continued

SWS Attends 46th Annual Sewer Maintenance School

The 46th Annual Sewer Maintenance School, May 22nd – 23rd, was held in Spokane, WA at the Red Lion Hotel.  Phil Davison of SWS, along with Curtis Craig of Enz Nozzles were in attendance.  We had an informational booth showcasing an array of Enz Nozzles, Enz literature and Vaccon literature.   We also showcased a Vaccon sewer vacuum truck in the … Continued

SWS Receives Marathon’s President’s Award

Solid Waste Systems is the proud recipient of Marathon’s President’s award for 2012.  This award is given for outstanding RamJet compactor and vertical baler sales.  Pete Grundin of Marathon Equipment presented the award to Paul Cochran at a lunch sponsored by Marathon Equipment Company.     SWS is one of only three companies to recieve this … Continued

Tacoma Location Expands

Tacoma Location Expands

Our Tacoma location is expanding its operation in order to meet the demands of our ever-growing customer base.   We have added additional skilled service technicians and have grown our parts department inventory.  We also offer delivery of parts purchased.   We have new and used compactors, balers and trucks available for purchase, rent or … Continued