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


PWIA is a state affiliate of National Waste & Recycling Association