The Ultimate List of Waste Management Associations in North America

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The Ultimate List of Waste Management Associations in North America

Here is a list of some of the prominent waste management associations across North America:

1. National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) – USA 

The National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) is a trade association in the United States that represents companies in the waste management and recycling industry. The association advocates for policies and regulations that support the industry, and provides education and resources for its members. The NSWMA also works to promote recycling and sustainable waste management practices.

2. Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) – USA and Canada

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is a professional organization for solid waste management professionals in the United States and Canada. The organization’s mission is to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste. SWANA provides education, technical assistance, and networking opportunities to its members, and advocates for policies and regulations that support the industry. The organization also conducts research and publishes information on solid waste management topics. It was founded in 1961.

3. Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) – Canada

The Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) is a national trade association representing companies engaged in the recycling of metals, paper, plastics, and electronics in Canada. The organization’s mission is to promote, develop and advance the recycling industry in Canada, and to represent the interests of its members on various issues, such as trade, transportation, and environmental regulations. They provide a platform for members to share information, network, and work together to promote the growth and success of the recycling industry in Canada.

4. Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) – USA

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is a trade association representing the recycling industry in the United States. The organization’s mission is to promote, develop, and advance the recycling industry and to represent the interests of its members on various issues, such as trade, transportation, and environmental regulations. They also provide education and resources to promote safety, environmental compliance, and sustainability within the industry.

5. National Recycling Coalition – USA

The Recycling Partnership is a non-profit organization based in the United States that works to improve and promote recycling in communities across the country. The organization’s mission is to transform recycling for good by providing communities with the resources and support they need to improve their recycling programs.

6. Environmental Industry Associations (EIA) – USA

The Environmental Industry Associations (EIA) is a trade association in the United States that represents companies that provide environmental products, services, and technologies. The EIA aims to promote the growth and success of its member companies by advocating for policies that support the environmental industry, providing networking and educational opportunities, and promoting the use of environmental products and services. The organization represents the interests of a wide range of companies, including those that provide waste management, water treatment, and air pollution control services, as well as those that manufacture and distribute environmental products.

7. National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) – USA The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) is a trade association in the United States that represents the waste and recycling industry. The NW is the leading national trade association representing private sector U.S. waste and recycling companies, as well as the manufacturers and service providers of the industry. The organization’s members include companies that provide waste collection, recycling, and disposal services, as well as companies that manufacture and sell equipment and supplies for the industry. The NW’s mission is to advocate for effective and responsible public policies, promote the industry’s environmental and economic benefits and advance safe, efficient and profitable industry practices. The organization also provides education, networking and other resources to help its members operate their businesses more effectively.

8. Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) – Canada

The Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) is a trade association in Canada that represents the waste management industry in the province of Ontario. The organization’s membership includes companies that provide waste collection, recycling, and disposal services, as well as companies that manufacture and sell equipment and supplies for the industry. The OWMA aims to promote the waste management industry and advocate for sound public policies that support the efficient and effective management of waste in the province. It also provides education, training, and networking opportunities for its members, and works to promote the industry’s environmental and economic benefits to the public. The OWMA also works to promote recycling and composting, and to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills.

9. National Recycling Forum (NRF) – USA

The National Recycling Forum (NRF) is a non-profit organization in the United States that aims to promote recycling and waste reduction. The NRF is a coalition of individuals, organizations, and government agencies that work together to improve recycling and waste reduction efforts in the United States. The organization is dedicated to advancing recycling and reducing waste through education, research, and the promotion of environmentally sound policies and practices. The NRF works to increase recycling rates, reduce the environmental impact of waste, and create jobs in the recycling and waste management industry. The organization provides a variety of resources and services to support the efforts of its members, including education and training, technical assistance, and networking opportunities.

10. Southeast Recycling Development Council (SERDC) – USA

The Southeast Recycling Development Council (SERDC) is a non-profit organization in the United States that promotes recycling and waste reduction in the Southeast region of the country. It is a regional council of the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) which is a national organization that aims to promote recycling and waste reduction in the United States. SERDC is dedicated to promoting the recycling and proper management of resources in the Southeast Region. The organization works to increase recycling rates, reduce the environmental impact of waste, and create jobs in the recycling and waste management industry. SERDC provides education and training, technical assistance, networking opportunities and other resources to support the efforts of its members in the region which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

11. Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI)

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is a trade association representing the recycling industry in the United States. The association was founded in the late 1940s and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. ISRI represents over 1,300 companies engaged in the recycling of ferrous and nonferrous metals, paper, electronics, rubber, plastics, and other materials. The association’s mission is to promote the safety, health, and environmental well-being of the industry and to promote the industry’s interests in government regulations, standards, and international trade. ISRI provides education, training, and networking opportunities for its members, as well as works to influence government policies and regulations related to the industry. It also conducts research and provides market information to its members.

12. International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)

The International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) is a global professional association for the waste management industry. It was established in 1978 and has its headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Its members include municipalities, waste management companies, researchers and consultants, and manufacturers and suppliers of waste management equipment and services. The association aims to promote sustainable waste management practices and to reduce the environmental impact of waste disposal through the exchange of information and the development of industry standards. It also works to influence government policies and regulations related to waste management, and to provide educational and networking opportunities for its members.

13. Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA) – Canada

The International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) is a global nonprofit organization that focuses on promoting and advancing the science, technology, and management of solid waste. Its mission is to provide information, training, and networking opportunities to professionals and organizations involved in solid waste management, with the goal of promoting sustainable waste management practices and reducing the environmental impact of waste disposal. ISWA’s activities include publishing research papers and technical reports, organizing conferences and workshops, and promoting best practices in waste management.

14. National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA)

The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) is a trade association that represents the commercial truck equipment industry in North America. The association was established in 1964 and is based in Farmington Hills, Michigan. NTEA is dedicated to promoting the growth and development of the industry by providing educational programs, technical services, and networking opportunities to its members. It also works to influence government policies and regulations related to the industry and to provide research and market information to its members. NTEA’s members include manufacturers, distributors, and installers of commercial truck equipment, as well as suppliers of components and services to the industry.

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