Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTS)
The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) is an organization supporting the environmental agencies of the States and trust territories. ASTSWMO focuses on the needs of State hazardous waste programs, nonhazardous municipal solid waste and industrial waste programs, recycling, waste minimization, and reduction programs, Superfund and State cleanup programs, waste management and cleanup activities at federal facilities, and underground storage tank and leaking underground storage tank programs.
ASTSWMO provides relevant trainings and meetings to promote networking and open communication. We are passionate about postive environmental policy impacts. With over 40 years of experience we are commited to our mission to provide resources for our members!
The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials, Inc., (ASTSWMO), is an organization representing the 50 States, 5 Territories and the District of Columbia (hereinafter “Members”). We were founded on October 22, 1974 in the State of Georgia. Our mission is 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.
Click here to view our By-Laws which were approved by the voting members at the 2015 Annual Meeting on October 29, 2015. These by-laws are the Association's governing document, which state the rules and procedures for electing officers, appointing regional representatives on the Board of Directors; and how meetings are conducted. Click here for a list of ASTSWMO Financial Forms (990 Documents):FY 2015, FY 2014, and FY 2013.
ASTSWMO has developed a new strategic plan every three to five years and this 2014 Strategic Plan is ASTSWMO’s fifth strategic plan. Since 2001, Strategic Plans have focused explicitly on actions to be undertaken by the Board and Subcommittees that will support the Association’s mission. Priority goals, desired outcomes, and implementation mechanisms have varied over the years.
The 2014 Strategic Plan is organized around three main goals:
- Provide assistance to the membership;
- Enhance and cultivate partnerships; and
- Work towards a long-term sustainable organization.
To achieve our goals, ASTSWMO will continue to expand its role as a convener of dialogue, strengthen its national policy voice, and support initiatives and innovations relative to our mission. In the process, ASTSWMO will actively explore strategic partnerships where appropriate and will communicate effectively on complex issues in a manner that contributes to public understanding and facilitates transferability of program practices among States.