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Utilities

Utilities are public and tribal wastewater treatment agencies in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Alberta and British Columbia with existing or future biosolids management responsibilities aimed at the beneficial use of biosolids. Members pay a tiered annual membership dues based on an individual agency’s annual biosolids production. Members are granted voting privileges in the Association and may serve on the Board of Directors.

Small (Less than 500)
$540.75 – Operations Fee
$108.15 – Research Fee
Operations Fee + Research Fee = Total Annual Dues | $648.90 

Medium (501-1000)
$0.7725 x dry ton production = Operations Fee
20% of Operations Fee = Research Fee
Operations Fee + Research Fee = Total Annual Dues

Large (1001-5000)
$0.515 x dry ton production = Operations Fee
15% of Operations Fee = Research Fee
Operations Fee + Research Fee = Total Annual Dues

Very Large (more than 5001)
$0.2575 x dry ton production = Operations Fee
15% of Operations Fee = Research Fee
Operations Fee + Research Fee = Total Annual Dues

Companies

Companies are any non-public organizations, such as engineering firms and biosolids management companies. Companies pay flat annual membership dues and are entitled to all rights of membership. They may serve on committees and as ex-officio members of the Board of Directors.

$1133 – Operations Fee
$1133 – Research Fee
Operations Fee + Research Fee = Total Annual Dues | $2266

Supporting Organizations

Supporting organizations include any organization with existing or future biosolids management interests who do not meet the qualifications for members. Such associate members shall be entitled to all rights of membership except voting privileges.

Associate Utilities
Any organization with existing or future biosolids interests who do not meet the qualifications for utilities.
*Follows Utilities Dues Structure

Incinerators
$540.75 Annual Dues

Regulators
$540.75 Annual Dues

Non-profits
$386.25 Annual Dues

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Membership dues will increase 3% annually, to ensure Northwest Biosolids can continue fulfilling its mission.
The mission of Northwest Biosolids is to advance environmental sustainability through the beneficial use of biosolids
We strive to:
  • Be the Pacific Northwest regional voice for biosolids
  • Share historic and current knowledge and issues
  • Advance the knowledge of biosolids management through collaboration with research institutions
  • Increase the use of biosolids products and broaden beneficial use markets by understanding customer needs

NWB Member Library Annual Subscription:

  • $2000 for an annual subscription to the NWB Member Library for 1 user.