NAHMMA Marks its 25th Year Anniversary

JULY 2018 — The largest national association for household hazardous waste (HHW) management professionals celebrates its 25th year providing training, resources, industry news, and networking. NAHMMA was established as a membership-based organization in 1993 in Burlington, VT by a group of annual HHW conference attendees as a means to continue providing planning and resources for future conferences, and a variety of other benefits to professionals in the HHW industry. NAHMMA has matured in recent years into an volunteer-run, non-profit, active organization serving state and local programs that address HHW, Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQG – formerly “CESQGs” until federal rule changes in 2016), and related issues. Its mission is committed to pollution prevention, product stewardship, and the safe and cost-effective handling of household hazardous waste.

NAHMMA brings together product manufacturers, government regulators, and the people on the front lines of waste management programs to promote product stewardship, build consensus, and keep pollutants out of our municipal waste streams. The organization supports its members with exclusive training opportunities, relevant industry news, and access to a diverse and experienced nationwide network of people involved in the hazardous waste management industry. In addition to hosting the long-running national conference, NAHMMA supports professional training, policy development, education and outreach, and 11 regional chapters encompassing 34 states.

Proper disposal of HHW continues to be an important aspect of waste management nationwide. Current president Victoria Hodge says, “25 years is an amazing accomplishment. NAHMMA brings together a group of smart, caring, and funny individuals working in a sometimes overlooked sector of the solid waste industry. But we are passionate about taking care of the environment, knowing there is a better way to manage household hazardous waste and prevent pollution. We’re proud to prioritize safe disposal and educate about alternative products to keep our communities and families safe.”

The 2018 national conference, hosted by the Northeast Chapter, will take place in Portland, ME from August 27-31. Click here to register now! 

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