Engage with NEWMOA

NEWMOA provides cost effective services that benefit its members through:

  • Coordination support for examining common emerging environmental challenges and recommending unified regional positions
  • Facilitation of communication and cooperation among member states, between the states and the EPA, and between the states and other stakeholders on current policy issues and environmental programs
  • Leadership of initiatives to solve critical environmental problems related to reducing toxics use, waste reduction and management, materials management, and waste site cleanup
  • Creation of forums for waste program managers and staff to collaborate, network, and share technical and programmatic information with their colleagues in other states
  • Research on and evaluation of emerging issues, best practices, and data on cutting edge issues and topics
  • Development of online reporting systems and searchable databases
  • Training on technical, policy, and programmatic topics
  • Local, sector, and topical projects
  • Coordination on effective methods for measuring environmental performance

NEWMOA saves state environmental agencies time and money by leveraging and sharing resources and facilitating collaboration. Since 1986, NEWMOA’s members have found that the Association’s ability to facilitate interstate collaboration and coordination has enabled them to address key environmental problems more effectively and efficiently than they would be able to alone.


NEWMOA provides core services for its members, including:

  • Workgroups on high priority topics, including hazardous waste policy and regulations; solid waste policy and regulations; PFAS and other emerging contaminants; sustainable materials management; reduction and recovery of wasted food; pollution prevention; performance measurement; assistance with various business sectors, mercury reduction; toxics in products, packaging, and waste; brownfields; and waste site cleanup
  • Webinars, workshops, and conferences to promote professional development
  • Reports, handouts, newsletters, videos, and other resources covering a wide range of topics and issues
  • Model policies and programs
  • Newsletters, handouts, videos, and many more resources
  • Support for implementation of state laws and programs for mercury reduction and other high priority toxic chemicals in products and packaging
  • Development of online data systems and searchable databases
  • Support for state efforts to develop and implement performance measurement initiatives to help them understand the impact of their program and develop improved ways of targeting their resources

Join Us!

NEWMOA welcomes its membership’s involvement in its various Workgroups and Committees. To join a Workgroup or Committee, contact Melissa Lavoie, Executive Director.

NEWMOA offers opportunities for sponsorship and exhibits – consulting firms, vendors of equipment and services, laboratories, and others – for its public conferences and workshops on waste site cleanup and other topics. To find out more about these opportunities, contact Jennifer Griffith.

NEWMOA’s Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2), Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC), and Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) also welcome non-voting supporting membership by state and local agencies inside and outside of the northeast and by companies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and others who support the mission of these clearinghouses. To find out more about joining these programs, contact Melissa Lavoie.