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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.

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Recent News

  • The notice of availability for public comment of the Interim PFAS Destruction and Disposal Guidance was published in the Federal Register on December 22, 2020.

    Comments are due to EPA on or before February 22, 2021.

  • 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


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Recent Publications

Odor Control at RCRA Subtitle D Landfills (1/19/2021) - The ASTSWMO Solid Waste Disposal and Conversion Task Force has… Read More
ASTSWMO Materials Management Subcommittee Comments on 2020 EPA Draft National Recycling Strategy (12/15/2020) - The Materials Management Subcommittee of the Association of State and… Read More
2020 SMM Task Force Comments on EPA’s National Recycling Goals (10/2/2020) - Members of the Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Task Force within… Read More

Recent Webinars

Drones: Changing Your Perspective on Environmental Compliance (12/16/2020) - Presentation This webinar will identify the components of Drone Technology… Read More
Webinar – RCRA Subtitle C Corrective Action 2020 and The Road Ahead Webinar Series: GenX and related PFAS in North Carolina (11/20/2020) - Presentation The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has been… Read More
ASTSWMO Annual Webinar Recordings (11/16/2020) - Presentations Welcome and Opening Remarks Keynote Federal Real Property Transfer… Read More

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

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.