Vision & Mission


“To be the leading organisation supporting the waste and secondary resources sector in Southern Africa to achieve a clean and healthy environment”


The IWMSA is committed to protecting the environment and people of southern Africa through:

  • Contributing to improving waste management standards and legislation
  • Fostering communication between all stakeholders in the waste industry
  • Supporting and promoting global trends in sustainable environmental practices
  • Supporting international, national and regional trends in best environmental practices 
  • Practising affordable cost effective waste management
  • Training and awareness creation on integrated waste management
  • Promoting the value of waste as a resource