WSWRA supports the state allocating $15 M to the cease and transfer program from the landfill remediation program. Transferring funds will significantly reduce the future need for landfill owners to enter the remediation program.

There is an element of urgency to closing existing landfills so that water infiltration can be stopped, thus, hopefully preventing contamination of groundwater and the need for remediation.

6 of the 7 anticipated requests from landfill owners for funding under the Cease and Transfer program for 2016 are landfill closures. The remaining available funds in the Cease and Transfer program are $3,366,683 for grants and $3,070,700 for loans. A total of $15,595,617 in additional funding is needed.

Join Now!

.....the advancement of knowledge in the planning, operation and management of solid waste and recycling systems within the State of Wyoming, thus protecting the health and well-being of Wyoming's residents and resources

Four Reasons to Join Now!

Annual Conference

1The WSWRA conference in late summer features educational opportunities, networking with the people that make solid waste management and recycling programs work in Wyoming, new products and service demonstrations from vendors, updates on regulations and future plans, state certification tests for landfill operators and managers.

Information Sharing

2EPA, DEQ and other grants and funding opportunities are accessible. Members have a networking opportunity to visit with other communities to share proven practices and success with solid waste and recycling organizations.

Legislation

3Local and state laws affecting solid waste and recycling programs are proposed, critiqued, discussed, and improved in WSWRA workshops and legislative efforts.

High Priority Goals

4To promote safe, efficient and cost-effective management of solid waste including waste
reduction and diversion through recycling and reuse and to encourage partnerships between government and volunteer recycling groups statewide and promote legislation which improves solid waste disposal and recycling opportunities.