Membership Registration Form
NBMA membership today is comprised of close to 200 sewerage agencies and private companies that manage biosolids in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska, USA, and British Columbia, Canada. Agencies and companies benefit from their membership in the NBMA by receiving technical information, news and information-sharing opportunities, while gaining the backing of a regional voice and scientific support for their biosolids recycling activities. The NBMA also encourages participation by regulators, elected officials and the general public.
NBMA Board of Directors
The organization is guided by a Board of Directors with elected officers, a small staff and co-chairs directing the activities of the Association's committees.
2012 Excellence in Biosolids Management Award Winner
Congratulations to the 2012 Excellence in Biosolids Management Award Winner, the Town of La Conner, WA. The Town was presented this award during our 25th Anniversary Biosolids Conference for their collaboration with stakeholders, investment in their program and community outreach efforts. You can view their award poster here: 2012 Award Winner - Town of La Conner Biosolids Program Award Poster
NBMA partners with the Pacific NW Clean Watter Assoc. and OR Assoc. of Clean Water Agencies to present this annual award. Previous winners include: Portland, OR; Natural Selection Farms, WA; WES-Clackamas County, OR; SYLVIS, BC; Albany, OR; SoundGro, WA; Boulder Park Inc., WA; Metro Vancouver, BC & City of Tacoma-TAGRO, WA.
Mine Reclamation Project Wins 2010 British Columbia Award
The Lehigh Materials Sechelt Mine was awarded the 2010 Jake McDonald Mine Reclamation award for their 'demonstrated leadership in the mining industry by taking an innovative and sustainable approach to reclamation that involves building strong and lasting partnerships with local communities and First Nations.' NBMA member, SYLVIS Environmental, has managed this project since it's inception. Read more about this project in our October 2010 Biosolids eBulletin.
Biosolids for Biodiesel Project Wins 2007 EPA Award
The Biosolids for Biodiesel project, a cooperative research project conducted by the University of Washington, King County and Natural Selection Farms, was awarded the 1st Place Research Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2007 National Clean Water Act Recognition program. The project studied targeted use of biosolids to fertilize canola for biodiesel production. This process reduces greenhouse gas production by both substituting biosolids for synthetic fertilizers and by producing a green fuel. The program has gone full scale with biosolids biodiesel being used to power King County vehicles.
Available Class A Biosolids Products
King County (WA) contracts with a local private company (GroCo, Inc.) to make a biosolids compost which is marketed in the Greater Seattle area as GroCo.
The City of Tacomas (WA) TAGRO Mix, TAGRO Potting Soil and TAGRO Mulch can serve all of your gardening needsindoors and outdoors.
SoundGRO is a pelletized fertilizer product manufactured at the Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (WA).