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About the IWMA

The San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA) is a government entity formed through a Joint Powers Authority governed by a 9-person Board of elected officials from cities of Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, the County of San Luis Obispo, and one member representing the twelve (12) Community Service Districts.

These jurisdictions formed the IWMA in 1994 to plan and implement regional solid waste and hazardous waste programs. The IWMA Board oversees the IWMA office and its mission to manage hazardous waste, universal waste, solid waste, green/food waste, and recycling for its member jurisdictions.


Mission Statement 

Our mission is to provide coordinated efforts to comply with state waste and recycling policies on behalf of member agencies through practical, costeffective programs, education, and technical support.

Our Values 
  • Community
  • Education
  • Stewardship
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • Transparency
  • Professionalism
Our Vision 

We will make continuous progress towards reducing waste in San Luis Obispo County by: Revising the Joint Powers Agreement to include additional measures for local control by member agencies over the enforcement of IWMA policies. 


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