ASTSWMO has developed a new strategic plan every three to five years and this 2014 Strategic Plan
is ASTSWMO’s fifth strategic plan. Since 2001, Strategic Plans have focused explicitly on actions to
be undertaken by the Board and Subcommittees that will support the Association’s mission. Priority
goals, desired outcomes, and implementation mechanisms have varied over the years.
II. ASTSWMO's Goals
The 2014 Strategic Plan is organized around three main goals:
Provide assistance to the membership;
Enhance and cultivate partnerships; and
Work towards a long-term sustainable organization.
To achieve our goals, ASTSWMO will continue to expand its role
as a convener of dialogue, strengthen its national policy voice,
and support initiatives and innovations relative to our mission.
In the process, ASTSWMO will actively explore strategic
partnerships where appropriate and will communicate
effectively on complex issues in a manner that contributes to
public understanding and facilitates transferability of program
practices among States.
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(2) International Partnerships for Sustainable Resource Management. Exploring Elements for a work plan (2008-2010). UNEP/IRM/SC/0711/06.
(3) USEPA Office of Solid Waste (5306P). Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: 2007 Facts and Figures. EPA 530-R-08-101. November 2008.
ASTSWMO's mission is to enhance and promote effective State and Territorial
programs and to affect relevant national policies for
waste and materials management, environmentally
sustainable practices, and environmental restoration.