The North America Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) is a professional organization established in November of 1993, dedicated to pollution prevention and reducing the hazardous constituents entering municipal waste streams from households, small businesses and other entities that may be exempt from local, regional or national regulations. Our hope is to create a membership-based, professional organization that unites the diverse entities that influence or have an interest in hazardous components of municipal waste streams (product manufacturers, government regulators, provincial, state and local waste management programs, waste handling businesses, non-profit environmental organizations and others) in an active, engaging association that promotes information sharing and cooperative problem solving. We strive to build consensus and foster public/private cooperation.
Empowering North America’s
Hazardous Waste Management Professionals
Established in 1993, the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) is the premier association for professionals working to reduce and manage household hazardous waste. A volunteer-run, non-profit organization, NAHMMA is committed to pollution prevention, product stewardship, and the safe and effective handling of hazardous materials from households and small businesses. NAHMMA supports its members with exclusive training opportunities, relevant industry news, and access to a diverse and experienced nationwide network of people involved in the hazardous waste management industry.
A National Network On Your Side
The hazardous waste management industry is constantly evolving, and for many of our jobs, safety is crucial. NAHMMA provides professionals and organization with the latest information, training, and solutions to help keep workers and communities safe and collection programs running effectively.
WHAT WE DO
Development and use of less or non-hazardous products, constituents, processes, and methods.
Promoting reformulation of existing products.
Collection of products and materials that contain hazardous components for reuse, recycling or hazardous waste management.
Support professionals with career development and community.
HOW WE DO IT
Facilitating education, communication and informational exchanges.
Encouraging development of sound policies and cost effective strategies.
Providing professional development opportunities.
Recognizing exemplary people, programs, policies and practices.
To recognize unique and effective innovations in either HHW or CESQG services, including best recycling/reuse strategies, best documented educational strategies resulting in positive behavior change, and/or best documented hazard reduction.
Agents of Change
To recognize and celebrate those individuals in our industry who go 'above and beyond' to make a difference. They consistently achieve outstanding results and work diligently and creatively to protect people and the environment.
To recognize an outstanding program which addresses household and CESQG hazardous waste management at the state or local level, promotes pollution prevention, reduction of hazardous components in municipal waste streams and NAHMMA's mission statement.
The North America Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) is a non-profit, membership-based association of individuals, businesses, government officials, academia, and non-profit organizations dedicated to pollution prevention and reducing the hazardous components entering municipal waste streams from households, small businesses and other entities.
We promote and encourage:
- Product reformulation
- Development and use of less or non-hazardous products, constituents, processes, and methods
- Collection of products and materials that contain hazardous components for reuse, recycling or hazardous waste management.
We do this by:
- Fostering education, communication and informational exchanges
- Encouraging development of sound policies and cost effective strategies
- Recognizing exemplary people, programs, policies and practices
- Providing professional development opportunities.