Our Mission: to enhance and promote effective State and Territorial programs and to affect relevant national policies for waste and materials management, environmentally sustainable practices, and environmental restoration.

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State Concerns with the Process of Identifying Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) Applicable, or Relevant and Appropriate Requirements

(2/28/2018) - Over the last five years, the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials’ (ASTSWMO) CERCLA and Brownfields (CaBS) ... Read More

The Economics of Recycling: Reports from States and Others

(2/28/2018) - In order to educate ASTSWMO members and others about the economic benefits of recycling, the Sustainable Materials Management Task Force ... Read More

Waste Generation and Disposal: Awareness, Management, and Disposal Guidance for Solid Waste Containing Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM)

(2/15/2018) - Radioactive material is found naturally in water, soils and rock. When this type of radioactive material is found in its ... Read More

Recent News

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  • Release by ATSDR of Draft PFAS Toxicological Profile for Public Comment
    Comments due to ATSDR by July 23, 2018

    The notice by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), “Availability of Draft Toxicological Profile: Perfluoroalkyls”, was published in the Federal Register on June 21, 2018. The profile includes minimal risk level values (MRLs) for Perfluoroalkyls. The link to the PDF file of the Federal Register notice is here

    The draft profile, an initial set of FAQs developed by ATSDR and other web resources are available on the ATSDR website here.

  • Oklahoma Receives EPA Approval of State CCR Permit Program

    On June 18, 2018, EPA announced its approval of Oklahoma’s coal combustion residuals (CCR) permit program. Oklahoma is the first State to receive such approval. More information can be found on the EPA website here


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CNMI Voting Member, Ray Masga talking about hotel development in Saipan as we get a tour of the W Hotel @WHotels in San Francisco. The greenest hotel in SF! https://t.co/uKqMwILEp3 ASTSWMO photo
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Congrats to our member @OklahomaDEQ for being the first State to be approved to run a federally approved coal ash permit program!!
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Here at Region 9 Territories meeting in San Francisco and happy to have our voting members from American Samoa, Ameko Pato and from Guam, Conchita Taitano!!! https://t.co/WpDelNHXGY ASTSWMO photo
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Don’t forget! Nominations are due Friday, June 22, 2018!!! https://t.co/JGxgKdBmgg
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Houston Zoo roars with major eco-friendly initiative to remove all plastic bottles, bags, straws https://t.co/ttC0xvqv0A via @culturemap this is great!!!
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Loved having these beautiful third graders from Kingsley elementary school at our #MYM18 in Anaheim!! https://t.co/5iM2lLPwL8 ASTSWMO photo

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Lifetime Achievement Award

In 2002, ASTSWMO instituted the ASTSWMO Lifetime Achievement Award, to recognize an outstanding individual who has worked in State government in the areas of solid and hazardous waste management, sustainability/materials management, underground storage tanks, or contaminated site clean-up.

The purpose of the award is to recognize work done on behalf of the States and in furtherance of ASTSWMO’s mission to enhance and promote effective State and Territorial programs for waste and materials management, to encourage environmentally sustainable practices, and to affect relevant national waste and materials management policies.

Click here for the full description and a list of past winners.