Washington, D.C. - Seeking long-term growth, the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) recently restructured itself into three affiliated associations.
The new groups, which intend to give members direct decision making, include: * The National Solid Wastes Man- agement Association (NSWMA). NSWMA includes firms that collect, recycle, store, treat and dispose of solid waste. Medical waste management firms and street sweeper representatives also are included in the NSWMA;
* The Hazardous Waste Manage-ment Association (HWMA). Remedial contractors and firms that transport, recycle, store, treat and dispose of hazardous waste make up HWMA; and
* The Waste Equipment Technol-ogy Association (WASTEC). WASTEC will represent firms that manufacture, distribute and service equipment used in solid hazardous waste management.
"This new governance structure puts us in step with the corporate trend toward less bureaucracy and more efficient allocation of staff resources," said Eugene J. Wingert-er, executive director and CEO of the Environmental Industry Association (EIA). EIA now provides legal, federal affairs and communication services for the three associations.
Increased segmentation in the waste services industry, in addition to new markets and greater regulatory demands, have all spurred the restructuring. The association's breadth, including a board of more than 50 members, also made it difficult for the NSWMA to respond promptly to members' needs.
Now, each association has its own board of governors, executive vice president and authority over legislative and regulatory policies and spending decisions.
"This new structure streamlines our organization for faster service to members and it makes us more representative of member interests," said Lonnie C. Poole, the outgoing NSWMA chairman and CEO of Waste Industries Inc.
For further information: EIA, 1730 Rhode Island Ave. N.W., Washing-ton, D.C. 20036. (202) 659-4613.
Awards The National As-sociation of Counties has a-warded the Lee County, Fla., MSW Department an achievement award for its entry, Con-trolling Mercury by Emissions Control and Battery Collection.
Contracts International Technology Corp., Torrance, Calif., has been awarded a contract from the Idaho Na-tional Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho, to provide environmental and waste management services.
Metcalf & Eddy, a subsidiary of Air & Water Technologies Corp., Branchburg, N.J., has been awarded a contract by Jackson County, Mich., to conduct a remedial investigation and prepare a report on the county's closed landfill.
TransAmerican Waste In-dustries Inc., Houston, has signed a contract with the Solid Waste Authority of the city of Mobile, Ala., to manage the city's waste disposal.
Hillsborough County, Fla., has awarded a contract to Zim-pro Environmental Inc., Roths-child, Wis., for an on-site landfill leachate treatment system.
The city of Waterbury, Conn., has approved a 20-year solid waste disposal contract with the Connecticut Re-sources Recovery Authority, Hartford, Conn.
Grants Twenty-eight North Carolina communities have received more than $390,000 in grants for recycling.
Joint Venture Polymerix Inc., Cranford, N.J., has completed negotiations on a licensing and joint venture agreement to build a TriMax facility in Lakeland, Fla.
New Office Landfill Control Technologies in Commerce, Calif., has opened sales offices in Industry, Calif., and Rock-ville, Md.
Prete Wilmot Associates Inc., Durham, N.C., will open an of-fice in Nashville, Tenn.
New Study HDR Engineering Inc., Omaha, Neb., will conduct a regional waste planning study for the Omaha, Neb., Council Bluffs Iowa metropolitan area.