Membership Information

If you’re a professional or student involved in the environmental industry, there’s no better time to join A&WMA and gain access to the resources you need to stay informed, advance your career, and make a difference.

As the leading international association for environmental professions, A&WMA has more than 5,000 members, 34 Sections, and 65 Chapters worldwide. A&WMA offers technical information, continuing education, career resources, networking, discounts, and many more benefits! With the constant changes in the industry, A&WMA can help you be among the first to hear about and respond to a shifting market. Membership is a solid investment in your future and your professional development.

A&WMA offers a variety of categories of membership to meet your changing needs at every stage of professional development.



Young Professional



$195 USD $98 USD $98 USD $35 USD Various
Individual membership is available to environmental professionals interested in expanding their professional knowledge and networks, who share the mission and objectives of the Association. Current members can upgrade to this level if they are 65 years of age or older and have at least 15 years of A&WMA membership. Please contact Customer Service at 412-904-6018 if you qualify. Any person, age 35 or under, working in or with the environmental industry, who is interested in accomplishing the mission and objectives of the Association. This membership is valid for the first five consecutive years of A&WMA membership in this category. Full-time undergraduate or graduate students are eligible for discounted membership in A&WMA while enrolled. Organizational Membership is a perfect solution for companies and organizations with more than 6 environmental professionals who want to reduce membership costs and increase participation in A&WMA.



Associate Membership

If full A&WMA membership is not for you, we will still offer a Local Associate Membership with the following benefits:

  • Access to the Member section of our new upgraded website. The Member Only section will provide access to:
  • Member Directory
  • Conference Handouts
  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Professional Development Hours (PDH) certificates for event attendance at no additional cost
  • Preferential Registration as an Exhibitor at the Annual Waste or Air Conferences
  • Preferred Choice on Opportunities to be a Sponsor of Section Events
  • Opportunities to serve on AWMA-LMSS special advisory and planning committees


$50 – Local Associate Members (including Government)
$40 – Local Young Professional Associates (up to 35 years old)
$20 – Local Full-Time Student Associate