Mission Statement

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

  • Goals:
  • 1) Sustainability
  • Organizational changes (remove branch structure)
  • Maintain Executive Director
  • Fiscal/Grants
  • Succession
  • LEVITY
  • 2) Education
  • Innovative
  • Professional training
  • Public education for elected officials, generators, and the general public
  • Basic research reports
  • 3) Technical Assistance
  • Information exchange through networking and fellow solid waste organizations
  • Research and development
  • Financial assistance to members
  • Waste audits for members
  • 4) Self-promotion
  • Recognition of excellence
  • Affiliation with professional organizations
  • Website
  • 5) Regulatory Agency Relations
  • Federal (all agencies)
  • State
  • Local
  • 6) Long Range Solid Waste Management Planning
  • Electronic waste
  • Recycling (resource conservation?)
  • Interstate waste travel
  • Waste reduction
  • Waste diversion
  • Waste reuse
  • Near-zero waste concept
  • Update state solid waste plan
  • CAFOs (Confined Animal Feeding Operations)
    • Phosphorus based management plans
    • Animal wastes/CWD
    • Composting
  • Alternative cover
  • Energy alternatives
  • 7) Scholarship
  • Funding from association
  • Other scholarship opportunities

The Board formulated this updated mission statement for the Association in March of 2005. This mission statement was approved and adopted at the General Membership meeting, Sept 30, 2005.

  • Our 2005 membership consisted of the following:
  • Landfills/Transfer Stations/Restricted Use (most haul and recycle also) 35%
  • Vendors 22%
  • Generators 13%
  • Recyclers 12%
  • Consultants/contractors 7%
  • Haulers 6%
  • Regulatory Personnel 5%