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

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The 2018 Annual State Fund Survey results are now available

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Recent Publications

State Funds Survey Results 2018 (7/23/2019) - Summary Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds 2018 Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds 2018… ... Read More
ASTSMWO 101 Webinar (7/11/2019) - ASTSWMO leadership will be hosting its first “ASTSWMO 101” webinar on July 11 at 3:00 pm EDT. The intended audience… ... Read More
Draft Interim Recommendations for Addressing Groundwater Contaminated with PFOA and PFOS (6/12/2019) - The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the U.S.… ... Read More

Food Waste – In the News:

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PFAS – In the News:

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Recent News

  • The EPA final rule, Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Amendment to the P075 Listing for Nicotine, was published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2019. The effective date of the rule is August 21, 2019. Additional information, including a recording of the February 14, 2019 EPA webinar on the rule, can be found on the EPA final rule webpage.


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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.
ASTSWMO added 15 new photos — in Seattle, Washington.
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ASTSWMO added 36 new photos.
ASTSWMO added 9 new photos.
Thank you to Dania Rodriguez for representing ASTSWMO
ASTSWMO added 47 new photos — in Bethesda, Maryland.
ASTSWMO is with Charles Reyes.
Opening of the PFAs National Summit
ASTSWMO added 22 new photos.


Great turnout for the #yourissues materials management session! #hwmm2019 https://t.co/NrwUrSgoPk ASTSWMO photo

Thanks to @itrcweb & Ginny Yingling @mnhealth for a great PFAS 101 & 201 presentation!! #pfas #partnership https://t.co/nf6Mz4Ay6w ASTSWMO photo

Talking about 21st century solutions for 21st century waste streams. #ewaste #windturbines #solarpanels #marijuana #fuelcells

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).

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.