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Benefits of OWMA Membership

Advocacy:   The OWMA is the voice of the waste management sector. We develop detailed research and provide expert advice to the government focused on creating a cleaner environment and moving toward a more circular economy in Ontario.

Communications:  The OWMA delivers timely news and analysis to help you stay on top of the most important waste management issues. Members receive a weekly media-scan and an in-depth bi-weekly newsletter that assesses policy proposals and changes in Ontario and Canada.

Education:  With a continually evolving industry, the OWMA keeps you informed about the latest developments in the sector with up-to-date and comprehensive seminars, workshops and webinars.

Member services: The OWMA represents the highest industry standards. Membership enhances your organization’s reputation and offers access to exclusive best management practices, group insurance plans and opportunities to raise your profile through advertising and sponsorships.

Networking:  The OWMA organizes several annual and special events that combine educational and networking opportunities, including the Canadian Waste to Resource Conference. Membership provides the chance to make new businesses connections, develop professional relationships and grow your network.

Research:  OWMA members play an active role in helping develop cutting-edge research and policy positions as part of our advisory committee process. The OWMA uses this advice to draft and release white papers that generate discussion and influence significant policy changes.

How to Apply

To become a member of the OWMA, please complete the appropriate form below and submit it by email, along with all of the requested supporting documentation.

Member applications will be vetted against our guidelines for acceptance and approved by the Board of Directors. If your application is successful, you will be contacted by email to confirm your acceptance into the association and to provide you with access to your member account.


OWMA Private Sector Members provide a full range of waste management services to their customers, including waste and recyclable collection and hauling, disposal, recycling, energy-from-waste facilities, organics processing, composting and waste audit and reduction counseling.

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OWMA Associate Members supply technical support / service or manufacture and distribute waste collection / processing equipment.


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OWMA Public Sector Members include municipalities, counties, regions & public services, who work collaboratively with all OWMA members to ensure an enhanced government advocacy capacity and recognition by government decision makers.

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OWMA Affiliate member is all new this year!



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