The Solid Waste and Sustainability Subcommittees have been consolidated to form the Materials Management Subcommittee. The Board of Directors' decision to make this organizational change is consistent with ASTSWMO's 2009 Strategic Plan, which incorporated materials management in the Association's mission statement. The reorganization recognizes the importance of incorporating materials management and sustainability into the traditional waste management programs without losing focus on core programs.
Subcommittee members' contact information is provided as a resource for other State and federal waste and materials managers. Please direct all press inquiries to Acting Executive Director Dania Rodriguez.
Mark de Bie (CA) Subcommittee Chair
Kerry Callahan Materials Management Senior Staff Associate
»Materials Management Subcommittee Publications
»View recorded Materials Management meeting sessions
Municipal D Waste Task Force
The goal of the Municipal D Waste TF is to assist State and Territorial solid waste management programs by: 1) providing program development information and support for State and Territorial waste program managers and staff and 2) providing input to EPA and other interested parties on their proposed priorities and initiatives for municipal solid waste landfill programs.
Charles Johnson (CO) Chair
Training and Technology Transfer Task Force
The mission of the Training and Technology Transfer (T3) TF is to promote, develop, and examine training opportunities that best meet the needs of the Association's members relating to all aspects of non-hazardous solid waste management through identification of areas of interest, evaluating training options, and coordinating conferences.
Pam Allen (OH) Chair
Beneficial Use Task Force
The mission of the Beneficial Use TF is to identify and inform States of information, successful practices and procedures which can be used to make beneficial use determinations (BUDs) that are protective of human health and the environment. To transfer the best available technical and administrative information to States developing or improving beneficial use work in solid waste and waste minimization programs.
Mike Forbeck (PA) Chair
MSW Recycling Task Force
The mission of the ASTSWMO Municipal Solid Waste Recycling Task Force is to provide leadership and promote actions that reduce waste, conserve resources, prevent pollution, and foster sustainability through identifying recycling opportunities and partnerships and through the development and implementation of educational programs about recycling.
Marshalle Graham (CA) Chair
Product Stewardship Task Force
»Product Stewardship Framework Policy Document
Garth Hickle (MN) Chair