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OUR MISSION

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

WE VALUE…

Connections
We endeavour to provide compelling forums for networking, collaboration, and idea sharing.

Community
We build on members’ common interests, help each other, and work together.

Objectivity 
We are open-minded and encourage actively listening to opinions and new ideas.

Inclusivity
We welcome everyone and ensure there are no barriers to participate in our community.

Learning
We ensure members have opportunities to acquire new knowledge and skills.

Professionalism
We treat one another with respect and courtesy.

WHO WE ARE

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

With over 160 organizations as members comprising an active network of over 700 individuals, our membership approach ensures we can connect at all levels of an organization and across our industry.

We are also very fortunate to have a greater community reach to over 4000 industry professionals from organizations outside of our membership who participate in our events and expand our reach of knowledge.

We draw from every area of the industry: from the private sector, local and regional governments, and non-profit organizations. Our members are predominantly from Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, Metro Vancouver, and the Sunshine Coast, as well as from across British Columbia, Canada and the USA.

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

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, an annual newsletter and a very popular, curated weekly industry news compilation. 

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.