OWMA is recognized as the most influential source of research, information and public policy input for the
waste management sector. OWMA membership is the essential symbol of quality, ethics, professionalism and
environmental responsibility. OWMA has the strength, scope and knowledge to lead the sector and meet the
diverse needs of all of its members.
Code of Ethics
EACH MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATION SHALL:
Support, promote and protect the general
welfare and interests of the Association and
the membership by responding to public
need and communicating with government at
Comply with all laws and regulations as they
pertain to the protection of the environment,
the safe and legal operation of equipment and
the conduct of business.
Carry on business in a conscientious, diligent
and efficient manner.
Refrain from knowingly engaging in business
practices of a fraudulent, dishonest or
Compete fairly for contracts, avoiding any
practice that might be construed to be in
violation of federal or provincial competition or
unfair business practices legislation.
Encourage and promote an open forum
for the discussion and exchange of ideas
among private firms, industry professionals,
government and the public in all areas
pertaining to the responsible management
Support and maintain within their communities
and workplaces, the highest standards of
safety, covering operational procedures, policy,
practice and equipment.
Serve customers and treat competitors,
subcontractors and suppliers with honesty
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