Join the Young Professionals

Are you 35 years or younger and passionate about improving waste and resource management practices? If yes, we would love you to join us!


Take a look at the steps below for joining.

1. Make sure you meet the Entry Criteria

The basic criteria is actually quite simple. As mentioned, you just need to be under 35 and working in waste management or studying in a relevant field. 

2. Be an ISWA Member

To join the YPG, you must be at least a student member of ISWA. 


You can find out about the various different ISWA Membership categories and benefits via our membership page here. 

3. Submit your Documentation

Send an email with the subject "joining the YPG" to ypg(at) with the scanned copies of the following documentation:

  • Proof of your age (E.g. passport or driving licence displaying your Date of Birth)
  • Your CV
  • Your ISWA Membership Number


It's that simple! Once you have registered to join, your name will be added to our membership directory and you will be invited to join in all of the YPG discussions and activities both online and in person. 


If you have any questions regarding the ISWA Membership, please contact the General Secretariat at iswa(at)