About ISWA

ISWA – the International Solid Waste Association – is a global, independent and nonprofit association, working in the public interest to promote and develop sustainable and professional waste management. ISWA is open to individuals and organisations from the scientific community, public institutions and companies working in the field of and/or interested in waste management. As the world’s leading waste management association with members in more than 100 countries, ISWA allows you to network with professionals, companies and institutional representatives on a global scale.

ISWA's Mission

ISWA’s declared mission is:

To Promote and Develop Sustainable and Professional Waste Management Worldwide

ISWA achieves its mission through:

  • Promoting resource efficiency through sustainable production and consumption
  • Support to developing and emerging economies
  • Advancement of waste management through education and training
  • Promoting appropriate and best available technologies and practices
  • Professionalism through its programme on professional qualifications.

ISWA: Working for a better world

ISWA’s vision is an Earth where no waste exists. Waste should be reused and reduced to a minimum, then collected, recycled and treated properly. Residual matter should be disposed of in a safely engineered way, ensuring a clean and healthy environment. All people on earth should have the right to enjoy an environment with clean air, water, seas and soils. To be able to achieve this, we need to work together.

New ISWA brochure

ISWA is proud to announce its new brochure.
It contains information on all the activities and projects that the association undertakes in its mission
to promote best practices and research in the field of sustainable solid waste and resource management.