Mission Statement

The SDSWMA promotes environmentally sound solid waste management practices through training, education, and technical assistance.


Self Promotion and Sustainability
Technical Assistance
Regulatory Agency Relations
Future Solid Waste Management Planning
Self Promotion and Sustainability
  • Recognition of Industry Excellence through Awards and Hall of Fame
  • Grow website
  • Scholarship program
  • Maintain Executive Director
  • Maintain fiscal health with grants as available
  • Succession
  • Innovative
  • Professional training
  • Public education for elected officials, generators, and the general public
Technical Assistance
  • Information exchange through networking with fellow solid waste organizations
  • Support research and development
  • Access to research and studies completed by members
Regulatory Agency Relations
  • Federal
  • State
  • Local
Future Solid Waste Management Planning
  • Electronic waste
  • Composting
  • Recycling/waste reduction
  • Waste diversion/reuse
  • Alternative cover
  • Energy alternatives

The Board formulated this updated mission statement for the Association in January-June of 2017. This mission statement was approved and adopted at the General Membership meeting on September 28, 2017.

Our 2016 membership consisted of the following:

  • Landfills/Transfer Stations/Restricted Use (most haul and recycle also)
  • Vendors 28%
  • Generators 4%
  • Recyclers 10%
  • Consultants/contractors 11%
  • Haulers 5%
  • Regulatory Personnel 3%