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Membership with CWMA

Connections . Networking . Solutions for Waste and the Environment

Coast Waste Management Association is a highly-regarded non-profit membership association serving the solid waste industry in coastal British Columbia and beyond.

With over 160 organizations, 700 active members, and a greater community outreach of over 4000 in the industry, we are honoured to be a key part of the success of the industry for over 25 years.

We are membership-funded, led by dedicated volunteer board members, and inspire excellent industry participation. Every member directly impacts our ongoing success.
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 Us.
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The benefits of membership with CWMA are value-packed. Memberships are per organization so every staff member can opt-in to the benefits. Build your professional network, attend events to inspire solutions, gain essential knowledge to understand new trends, challenges, emerging technologies, and so much more!

Benefits of Membership

Working Groups & Roundtables

Our popular roundtables take place the day before our Annual Conference and are well-attended. In addition, starting in 2021 we are introducing working groups: new forums for focussed groups to make a greater collective impact. 

Wildly Popular Weekly Industry News Updates

For over 10 years, CWMA has sent thoughtfully curated updates to notify members of industry news, topics, issues, and events. We ensure our members stay up-to-date with a comprehensive list of links on waste news in BC and beyond. 


One of our greatest benefits for over 25 years is our strong community built through providing excellent forums for networking, collaboration, and idea sharing we provide each year to all of our members and the greater community.

Events & Stakeholder Feedback Sessions

Always popular and relevant!  In addition to a regular schedule of Networking & Speaker events, we occasionally provide the forums for presentations and stakeholder information engagements by stewardship programs, the government, and industry leaders.

Discounted Event Rates & Exclusive Free Events

Discounted registration fees at our workshops and networking events hosted throughout the year as well as member-rates to our Annual Conference. From time to time we will also hold exclusive free events for members only.

Connections & Research

CWMA’s Executive Director is a key resource to our network. We help build business and waste solutions one relationship at time. As our reach in the community is vast, our ability to uncover information and make connections is a great benefit to our members.

Courtesy Web Link

We highlight members from our site in our membership listing to ensure ease-of-access to your information by all members and the greater community. 

Discounted Advertising Rates

Members can highlight their organization by sponsoring our events at great rates. More information on Ad options is coming soon!


CWMA staff and directors will often represent members’ interests through participation in local and provincial committees, events and feedback loops.

Voting Privileges

Voting privileges for member organizations (detailed in our bylaws).

Annual Membership Dues

Membership dues are from January to December annually. New Members first year is pro-rated (new members: please select the invoice option on the member form so that we may adjust based on your start date).