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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.

Upcoming Events

Recent Events

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ASTSWMO Election for Officers

The 2020 election of ASTSWMO’s Vice-President and Secretary Treasurer will occur on October 28, 2020, during ASTSWMO’s Annual Meeting. Elections are governed by ASTSWMO’s Bylaws, which specify that the designated Voting Representative from each State and Territory (State) will vote on behalf of their State.

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Recent News

  • ASTSWMO has released a special edition of their newsletter detailing what ASTSMWO members have been doing in the time of COVID-19. Click here to read it.
  • EPA has distributed 2 news releases detailing their efforts to donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to hospitals across the nation. View them here: Donations in Region 5 & Donations to State and Local Responders.
  • The Materials Management Subcommittee has created a page titled “State Actions to Address Recycling Market Changes”; check it out here
  • ASTSMWO has released a new PFAS website, click here to check it out.
  • Guam has released 2 documents reviewed by ASTSWMO. The Guam Food Waste Guide, and The Guam Greening Roadways Initiative


Click here to view the most recent edition of our newsletter. To see our previous newsletters follow this link. To be added to our newsletter please fill out our contact form on our Contact Us page.

Recent Publications

EPA’s UST Finder: National UST and Releases Web Map – Webinar (10/20/2020) - The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with ASTSWMO, developed UST Finder, a flexible web map application containing a… ... Read More
ASTSWMO State-EPA Hazardous Waste Roundtable Webinars (9/29/2020) - The ASTSWMO Hazardous Waste Subcommittee hosted two State-EPA Hazardous Waste Roundtable webinars in May and in June 2020. Subcommittee Chair… ... Read More
2020 RCRA Corrective Action Conference – Webinars (9/4/2020) - Agenda View Full Agenda The 2020 ASTSWMO RCRA Corrective Action Conference was held on September 1-3, 2020 as a virtual… ... Read More

Non-ASTSWMO Events

Food Waste – In the News:

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PFAS – In the News:

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ASTSWMO was incorporated in 1974, and has maintained a full time office in Washington, DC, since 1980. The Association holds two general membership meetings each year, and a number of specialized roundtables, workshops or conferences for specific program areas of high interest. The Association also provides a steady flow of services and information to our members along program specific lines throughout the year. We work closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that our members are aware of the most current developments related to their programs and coordinate the work of our State regulators with that of their federal counterparts. The Association also represents the interests of our members in Washington, DC. While no single entity can speak for all State waste programs, the capability of consolidating similar views and ensuring that State managers have the opportunity to speak in unison on important waste management issues assists their ability to influence national decision-making. ASTSWMO's most important role is to assist States in learning from and working with other State peers. Within the Association it is an axiom that States learn best from other States in matters of program implementation, and ASTSWMO's collective efforts are all focused on making that happen.
ASTSWMOWednesday, March 11th, 2020 at 8:23pm
ASTSWMO and NEIWPCC members at the National Tanks Conference Planning Meeting.
ASTSWMOThursday, February 20th, 2020 at 1:48pm
Members of the ASTSWMO Tanks Subcommittee at a meeting in Washington D.C.
ASTSWMOTuesday, January 28th, 2020 at 8:07pm
Board members at the ASTSWMO January Board Meeting in Napa CA.
ASTSWMO added 15 new photos — in Seattle, Washington.Monday, July 29th, 2019 at 12:50pm
ASTSWMO added 36 new photos.Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 7:16pm
ASTSWMO added 9 new photos.Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 at 9:09pm
Thank you to Dania Rodriguez for representing ASTSWMO


Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 at 12:45pm
ASTSWMO 2020 RCRA Corrective Action Conference: Virtual Event – ASTSWMO are you registered?!? https://t.co/cL668iE1FV
Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 at 1:31pm
ASTSWMO Special Newsletter here’s to some good news!! https://t.co/WsYibxIPGX
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 at 5:17pm
Everyone will remember this 50th Earth Day! Thank you to our members and partners for the work we have done and continue to do to protect public health and the environment. https://t.co/qWOu1ZR5al ASTSWMO photo

Become a Member

To become a member please download, review, and fill out the form below. When you complete it please email it to the appropriate ASTSWMO staff (listed at the top of the form).

New Member Form

Members in Action Guidance Document

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.