Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA)

NEWMOA is a non-profit, non-partisan, interstate association whose membership is composed of the state environment agency programs that address pollution prevention, toxics use reduction, sustainability, materials management, hazardous waste, solid waste, emergency response, waste site cleanup, underground storage tanks, and related environmental challenges in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.


NEWMOA provides a strategic forum for effectively solving environmental problems through collaborative regional initiatives that advance pollution prevention and sustainability, promote safer alternatives to toxic materials in products, identify and assess emerging contaminants, facilitate adaption to climate change, mitigate greenhouse gas sources, promote reuse and recycling of wastes and diversion of organics; support proper management of hazardous and solid wastes, and facilitate clean-up of contaminant releases to the environment.


 NEWMOA’s long term goals are to:

  • Support and strengthen state efforts to implement policies, regulations, and programs
  • Promote interstate coordination and develop innovative strategies to solve critical and emerging environmental problems
  • Develop and enhance the capabilities and knowledge of state officials so that they are well trained, able to adjust to rapid changes in technology, and respond effectively to emerging environmental challenges
  • Articulate state program views on federal policy developments, programs, and rulemakings
  • Cultivate and enhance relationships among member states, federal agencies, colleges and universities, and stakeholders
  • Engage with and educate the regulated community and the public