Pennsylvania relies on the waste industry for safe and efficient management
of 14.5 million tons of municipal solid waste generated annually by its citizens.


The Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association represents private-sector
waste haulers, recyclers, and landfill operators.

Our mission:

  • Promote efficient, environmentally safe management of solid waste
  • Advocate sound public policy affecting the management of solid waste
  • Communicate the benefits the waste industry provides to the people of Pennsylvania

18th Annual Joint Fall Conference

Join us for the 18th Annual Joint Conference sponsored by the Keystone Chapter of SWANA and PWIA September 7 and 8, 2016 at the Harrisburg Hilton, Harrisburg, PA.

Exhibitor spaces are still available. To reserve a space click here.

To register for the conference click here.

Please contact our Conference Coordinator and Co-Chairs with any questions. 


Opposition to Proposed Landfill Tipping Fee Increase

PWIA is strongly opposed to an increase in landfill fees to $8.00/ton. Read our point of view on the proposal here.


PWIA is a state affiliate of National Waste & Recycling Association