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Coast Waste Management Association fosters environmental leadership and best practices by providing a forum for discussion, education and networking.


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Who We Are


Coast Waste Management Association is a membership association serving the solid waste industry in coastal British Columbia.

We are made up of approximately 130 members, drawing from the private sector, local and regional governments and non-profit organizations on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Sunshine Coast.

CWMA members are involved in such diverse activities as recycling, composting, deconstruction, extended product stewardship, waste disposal, environmental education and consulting, and managing solid waste facilities.

The activities of CWMA are governed by an eight-member, volunteer Board of Directors. Board members serve a two-year term and are representative of the three sectors included in CWMA membership. Day to day operations are managed by a contracted staff Executive Director.


What We Do


CWMA offers a forum to assist our diverse membership in meeting the challenges and opportunities of waste management in our region.
We do this by facilitating communication and offering networking and educational opportunities for members. We provide an annual conference, ongoing technical sessions and workshops, a quarterly newsletter and e-bulletin updates.

CWMA also supports its members regarding important issues facing the industry. We serve as a local industry liaison, a member representative and we help to raise public awareness about key waste-related issues.
Read more about What We Do in the CWMA Constitution and the CWMA Bylaws.


Benefits of Membership


CWMA Information Updates, a service that immediately notifies members of important topics, issues, and events via email.

CWMA News, a quarterly newsletter filled with informative news, events, web sites, industry trends, and other information digested from a variety of sources.

Discounted registration fees at our events, such as our workshops and luncheons hosted throughout the year and our Annual Fall Conference & Trade Show.

Research from the CWMA office. Every member is entitled to a limited amount of research each year by CWMA staff.

Free Link to your web site from ours.

Discounted advertising rates in the CWMA News or on the CWMA web site.

Representation. CWMA staff and directors represent members' interests through participation in local and provincial committees.

Free Subscription to Solid Waste & Recycling magazine, Canada's premier magazine for the solid waste management industry.

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