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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ASTSWMO 2021 Election

The 2021 election of ASTSWMO’s Vice-President occured on October 28, 2021, during ASTSWMO’s Annual Meeting. We would like to congratulate and welcome Millie Garcia-Serrano as the new ASTSWMO Vice-President. To learn more aout the changes to the ASTSMWO Board please visit our “Board of Directors” webpage.

Recent News

  • The ASTSWMO Federal Facilities Subcommittee developed a new webpage, Training Resources for State Federal Facility Managers, to provide a compendium of available training resources and opportunities for ASTSWMO members responsible for overseeing environmental compliance and cleanups at federal facilities.
  • The Call for Abstracts for the 27th National Tanks Conference is now open on NEIWPCC’s NTC webpage.
  • Following U.S. House passage of the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, EPA will be making significant investments in the health, equity, and resilience of American communities. For more information on the deal’s investments in key EPA programs and initiatives, including a breakdown of EPA funding by appropriations account, check out Administrator Regan’s statement and EPA’s new fact sheet.


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Recent Publications

2021 CME Task Force Comments on Draft RCRA Air Emissions Memo (11/19/2021) - The Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement (CME) Task Force within the… Read More
ASTSWMO COMMENTS on EPA’s Draft FY 2022 – 2026 EPA Strategic Plan (11/18/2021) - The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials… Read More
ASTSWMO Brownfields Focus Group: CERCLA Section 128(a) Technical Assistance Grants Story Map (11/17/2021) - The ASTSWMO Brownfields Focus Group presents a compilation of example… Read More
State Coordination with Civilian Federal Agencies (11/17/2021) - ASTSWMO’s Remediation & Reuse Focus Group examined State involvement in… Read More

Recent Webinars

Webinar- Getting Remedies Back on Track Webinar (1/7/2022) - View Presentation This webinar will provide information on possible resources… Read More
2021 ASTSWMO Annual Meeting Presentations (12/2/2021) - Presentations Opening Remarks Election Keynote Speakers & ASTSWMO Gives Back… Read More
Webinar – How to Develop a State-led Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) Program (7/6/2021) - The ASTSWMO Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) Steering Committee hosted… Read More

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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

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).

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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.