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


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

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

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

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

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

We treat one another with respect and courtesy.


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 750 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.


CWMA offers a forum to assist our 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, working groups for more topic-specific discussions, a very popular, curated weekly industry news compilation and some of the best networking opportunities in the industry. Learn more about the value CWMA provides.

Read more about our mandate in the CWMA Bylaws.

Our Board of Directors is set on ensuring we continue to be one of the strongest and most rewarding local networks in the industryMeet our Current Members. Learn more about our history.