The Waste Management and Recycling Association of Singapore (WMRAS) The was set up in 2001 as a registered society to represent and promote the interests of its 150-odd members who include mainly General Waste Collectors and recycling companies. It also seeks to upgrade and professionalise the industry as well as work with the government and community to promote recycling in order to create a more sustainable living environment.
As an Approved Training Organisation in Singapore, WMRAS also holds Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) courses for frontline operations staff and certificate, diploma and degree programmes in waste management and recycling for supervisors, executives and managers. In 2015, WMRAS, a member of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), established the Asia Pacific Waste and Environment Alliance (APWEA) to promote closer collaboration between its member-companies and their counterparts in the region. The founding chairman of APWEA from 2015 to 2018, WMRAS is also affiliated to the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) in Britain and the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA).
The vision and mission of WMRAS is to develop “a competitive, world-class local industry, employing superior technology and practices, which serve as the basis for providing high-quality waste management and recycling services to clients throughout the region.” In recent times, WMRAS has also adopted the tagline “Creating a healthier and more sustainable living environment” in support of the Government’s efforts towards creating a “Zero Waste Nation”.
Promote the business interests of our members
by providing them with opportunities to carry out business networking and matching. These include tradeshows like conferences and exhibitions, overseas business mission trips and Professional Sharing Sessions (PSS). We also introduce business leads to our members and partners, locally and regionally.
Professionalise and upgrade the waste and recycling industry
by developing and organising training courses, learning journeys, seminars and conferences for PMEs and frontline staff. Sharing sessions may also be used to introduce technological solutions to members.
Provide a platform for members
to air their concerns and give their feedback on issues and policies that affect their businesses by organizing dialogues amongst members and with government agencies, as well as with other regional or international trade bodies. We will also represent our members in writing to or meeting up with these external parties.
Support the government and community organisations
to create a more sustainable living environment by organising or participating in activities that promote recycling and more responsible waste disposal.