Learn the ins-and-outs of the SWEEP Standard and SWEEP+ Pilot Program

Watch now to learn about the Standard’s development process, the benefits the certification offers, and a breakdown of how committees, membership, and pilot participation work.

GET CERTIFIED

COMMITTEE & SWEEP MEMBERS

State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) Logo
Blue Ridge Services, Inc. Logo
Austin Resource Recovery Logo
District of Columbia Logo
Santa Monica College of California Logo
The City of San Marcos Seal
True
GREENBLUE Logo
Mt Diablo Resource Recovery logo
Carton Council Logo
Upland Road
Waste Management Logo
SBM logo
Southeast Recycling Development Council Logo
waste_business_journal_logo--small
Sensoneo logo
Rubbish logo

We offer a range of memberships

LOCAL GOVERNMENT MEMBERSHIPS

starting at
$ 250 /yr

Small City/County

Medium City/County

Large City/County

INDUSTRY MEMBERSHIPS

starting at
$ 250 /yr

Small Business

Medium Business

Large Business

OTHER MEMBERSHIPS

starting at
$ 50 /yr

Non-profit/University

Individual/Unaffiliated

State/Federal Agency

Join Industry Experts

SWEEP Committees are run by Solid Waste experts from across the country.

Latest Webinar

SWEEP’s webinar series brings in top subject matter experts to present on hot-button issues and emerging concepts in the solid waste management industry. Check out our YouTube page to get access to an eclectic array of free webinars and hear from thought leaders from every facet of the materials management industry.

Watch more videos

Frequently Asked Questions

What is SWEEP

SWEEP stands for Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Protocol.

SWEEP is a market transformation standard targeting municipalities & waste management service providers that will identify and reward leaders in Sustainable Materials Management. SWEEP also defines a roadmap to evaluate comprehensive policies and calculate achievement metrics, as well as provides performance benchmarks for sustainable waste collection, recovery and disposal practices and technologies.

What are the Vision and Mission of SWEEP?

SWEEP Vision
A world without waste where materials are valued and continually utilized for their highest and best purpose, without causing harm to human health and the environment.

SWEEP Mission
To promote continuous improvement toward a zero waste society that is environmentally restorative, economically productive, socially just, and to recognize and reward municipal and industry leadership in sustainable materials management.

Why is SWEEP being developed?

In spite of stagnant performance in the industry there is a strong and growing interest in the lifecycle of sustainable materials management.

There are no universally accepted standards, protocols or definitions governing municipal and waste management industry performance for sustainable materials management for MSW.

Voluntary standards, such as LEED, have led to profound positive transformations of the industries that adopt them.

How can I get involved?

We are beginning the process of forming several new committees:

  • Market Committees: Municipalities and Solid Waste Industry
  • Performance Category Committees:Sustainable Materials Management
  • Waste Generation & Prevention
  • Collection
  • Post-Collection Processing and Disposal
  • KPI Categories (listed above)

Write us at: info@sweepstandard.org

Back To Top