The Ontario Waste Management Association
(OWMA) is the largest, most effective
and diverse environmental services association
representing the waste and recycling sector.
OWMA helps member public and private businesses, organizations and municipalities become leaders in the waste management sector through:
Public advocacy on behalf of members;
Delivery of comprehensive and professional
education and certification programs;
Development of resource materials and policy
Fostering of government relationships
contributing to economic and
Members provide services that include waste
collection and transport, processing, recycling,
secondary market development, waste minimization counselling, composting and hazardous
waste management. They also operate landfills,
transfer stations, materials recovery and energy-from-waste facilities.
Among main goals is improving our environment through the effective management of
waste and recyclable materials. OWMA is also an
active stakeholder in the development and implementation of waste management regulatory
initiatives at all levels of government federal,
provincial and municipal.
ABOUT OWMA MEMBERS
public and private sector members span
the entire waste and recycling sector.
Private Sector Members provide direct waste
management services to public and private customers, and are involved in many areas, including:
hazardous waste management, EFW, industrial
commercial collections, residential collection, dis2016 OWMA Member and Services Guide
posal, recycling, sludge transport, organics collection and processing, and transfer station operation.
Public Sector Members provide waste services
to municipal households using their own staff or
contracted services. Many municipalities also operate landfills, transfer stations, drop-off centres,
and organize educational events and community
days allowing residents to dispose of hazardous or
Associate Members include consultants, legal
firms, and equipment manufacturers and suppliers who offer a wide range of talent, expertise and
equipment to improve waste and resource management services.
Since 1977, OWMA has
grown to include over
350 corporate and public
together providing waste
and resource management
services to over 80% of
OWMA: HELPING SHAPE THE WASTE AND
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CONVERSATION
For over 30 years, the Ontario Waste Management
Association (OWMA) has played a vital role advocating on behalf of the sector, while educating
members on the latest trends, regulatory requirements and developments.
WHY JOIN OWMA?
Meet and learn from colleagues in the public and
private sectors, along with leading manufacturers