Mission Statement

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

Goals:

Self Promotion and Sustainability
Education
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
  • LEVITY
Education
  • 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%