Serving Wisconsin's Recycling, Waste Reduction, and Sustainability Professionals

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Providing statewide proactive leadership on Waste Reduction and Recycling through Education, Advocacy, Collaboration, Programs and Services.

Become a Member of AROW

AROW brings together a dynamic cross section of industry professionals from both private and public sectors, all dedicated to waste reduction, recycling, product stewardship and sustainability in Wisconsin.  AROW membership benefits YOU and shows your support!

    • Gain access to our Members-Only section of the website, featuring shared resources, membership contact information, educational materials and more!
    • Participate in online topic-driven Discussion Groups that address questions and/or share information ranging from bid proposals, local ordinances, policy issues, educational campaigns, and more.
    • Guide and advance AROW's initiatives through participation with our Advisory Committees: Community Education, Organics & Food Residuals, Product Stewardship, Public Place Recycling, Government Affairs, and Hazardous & Special Waste.
    • Help influence state-wide resource management legislation and/or policies.
    • Gain access to statewide educational campaigns and resources.
    • Build important contacts through strategic networking opportunities.
    • Receive recognition as an AROW Member with customers, colleagues, media, and policy makers. 
    • Receive recognition as an AROW Member supporting Recycle More Wisconsin in the Support section of the website. Click here to view.
    • County, City, Town, Village Members will receive a listing in the "Local Recycling Information" section on Recycle More Wisconsin. Click here to view.
    • Support national initiatives through AROW's affiliation with the National Recycling Coalition.


Our Emerging Leaders Program is designed for young working professionals and university students interested in reducing waste, recycling more and being a part of Wisconsin’s waste resource management industry.

As with many industries, the “graying” of the waste resource management industry has veteran professionals looking to ways to cultivate the next generation of professionals. We feel that the Emerging Leaders Program will not only serve to bring new energy to the industry, but more importantly, will provide opportunities for young people wishing to embark upon a rewarding career in recycling, waste reduction and sustainable materials management.

Key points of the Emerging Leaders Program:

  • Greatly reduced Membership Fee
    (if applicable)
  • A mentoring program-partnering Emerging Leaders with experienced professionals
  • A designated listserve that connects all Emerging Leaders
  • Ability for Emerging Leaders to participate in all AROW advisory committees
  • Possible social & professional development activities

For more details about the program click here.

Membership Levels & Fees

Please review closely.  GROUP packages are for one primary member and additional associates*, and are completed within one transaction during this process.  SINGLE options are for individual memberships and are completed through separate transactions during this process. Learn more about our Emerging Leaders Program for professionals and students under the age of 35 Here.  When you're ready to begin, review the Membership Registration How-To Guide and then click on the Join or Renew buttons below!

Membership TypeBusiness/Trade Association  Government / Non-Profit / Institution
 GROUP: Sustaining (up to 9 members)                 $770$645
 GROUP: Greening (up to 7 members)                    $635$530
 GROUP: Supporting (up to 5 members)                $520$385
 SINGLE: Professional $300$170
 SINGLE: Associate* $70$70
 SINGLE: Emerging Leader-Professional (1)                         Year 1: $50            Year 2: $75           Year 3: $100    
 SINGLE: Student (2) FREE!
 SINGLE: Private Citizen** $120
 SINGLE: Recycler Emeritus*** $55
*Associate Memberships do not include voting rights. Associate memberships can be purchased in addition to any GROUP package or a SINGLE Professional.
**Private Citizen memberships are recognized as the individual person, with no reference to their employer or personal business.

***Recycler Emeritus: Individual must have been an AROW member for at least 5 years and be retired from the recycling/solid waste industry.
(1) Qualifications: Age 35 and younger; working in the industry. Tiered rates are only for first 3 years of professional career (not first 3 years as an AROW member)
(2) Qualifications: Full time student attending a higher educational institution, Must provide copy of current transcript to show eligibility. Does not include voting rights.

PLEASE NOTE: Memberships are based on a calendar year, January - December.  If you join in November or December, your membership begins immediately and will continue through December 31st of the following year.  There are no refunds.

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