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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Recent Publications

Remedial Action Focus Group Bankruptcy Paper 2018

(10/2/2018) - This paper is intended to help States identify and understand potential issues associated with settlement negotiations, especially financial assurance, and ... Read More

ASTSWMO Position Paper on the Importance of Community Involvement

(8/29/2018) - The history of community involvement in the environmental field has been one of staggered improvement across the nation. The process, ... Read More

State Fund Survey Results 2017

(8/24/2018) - Summary Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds 2017 Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds 2017 ... Read More

Recent News

  • We have a new tool to view recent PFAS news. To learn more click 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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Multi-agency collaboration in reducing food waste!! @EPAland @USDA @US_FDA we all must do our part! @ASTSWMO is thrilled to be here!! https://t.co/SU4Elnuucf ASTSWMO photo
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Great turnout at the States/Territories meeting at #NTC2018 in Louisville!!! https://t.co/nzvpYjmi4d ASTSWMO photo
2 months ago
Great job by our Region 5 board rep ⁦⁦ @MnPCA⁩ Sandeep Burman on today’s ⁦ @HouseCommerce#SubEnvironment hearing on #PFAS https://t.co/6HiTdWfQ6W ASTSWMO photo
2 months ago
We agree that we need to focus on risk communication when it comes to PFAS. @ECOStates #ECOSFallMtg18

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 the form).

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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.