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Begin With The Bin

Begin with the Bin is a public education resource developed by the National Waste & Recycling Association. The site offers information and resources related to the waste and recycling industries.

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The National Waste & Recycling Association

The National Waste & Recycling Association is the trade association representing for-profit waste and recycling companies doing business in the United States. Association members operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Two-thirds of Americans Won’t Slow Down Around Garbage Trucks, National Waste & Recycling ...

Nearly 40 percent are tempted to dangerously speed around them WASHINGTON — A new survey suggests that although most Americans encounter garbage trucks on the road each week, only a third of people slow down near them while nearly 40 percent are ...
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National Waste, Recycling Industry Supports Resolution to West Coast Port Slowdown

American recycling companies struggling to export recyclables to China, other markets WASHINGTON — The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) joined the call to end the labor dispute causing a slowdown at West Coast ports, the trade gro ...
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National Waste, Recycling Industry Saw Nine Monthly Employment Gains in 2014

Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks 800 sector jobs added in December WASHINGTON — Employment increased by 8,700 in the waste and recycling industry during 2014, bringing total sector employment to a new high of 383,300, according to the Bureau of ...
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Waste Industry Applauds Move by Congress, White House to Extend Tax Benefits

WASHINGTON — The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) welcomed the decision by Congress and President Barack Obama to extend a number of expiring tax incentives for the 2014 calendar year. President Obama signed H.R. 7551, also ...
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National Waste Association Responds to EPA Revisions to Coal Ash Disposal Regulations

Changes to regulations permit disposal of coal ash in landfills accepting non-hazardous waste  WASHINGTON — The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) is pleased with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) issuing of a ...
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Industry Highlights

Association News

Be prepared for the job

As a rowing coach, I have a checklist for everything I need before I go out on the water. I must always have enough life jackets for myself and my team, tools to fix any potential problems we could en ...
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Two-thirds of Americans Won’t Slow Down Around Garbage Trucks, National Waste & Recycling ...

Nearly 40 percent are tempted to dangerously speed around them WASHINGTON — A new survey suggests that although most Americans encounter garbage trucks on the road each week, only a third of peop ...
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Survey Findings Illustrate Lack of Awareness Over Dangers Waste & Recycling Workers Face

When working around inattentive motorists, collecting waste and recyclables can be dangerous. A new survey shows us just how bad the problem is. Survey data released today suggests that despite the ...
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Reading in the digital age

How are you reading this blog? Did you print it out or are you reading on a screen? Reading and the printed page have evolved tremendously over the last ten years.  The concept of e-books was a fanta ...
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Advocacy A voice for change in our industry

 

  • Florida Governor Signs Important Legislation to Protect Waste and Recycling Workers. Read more

  • Waste & Recycling Industry Supports West Virginia Legislation Encouraging Cautious Driving Near Sanitation Trucks. Read more

  • Solid Waste Industry Pleased with Indiana Recycling Legislation. Read more

  • Association files friend of the court brief in South Carolina landfill case. Read more


Join Our Family! We invite you to help advance our industry

  • Advanced Disposal
  • AmWINS - Program Underwriters
  • Clean Energy
  • Cram-A-Lot
  • Desert Micro
  • Galli Engineering
  • Hydrolec
  • Intelivert
  • ITA Dynamics
  • Kessler Consulting, Inc.
  • McNeilus
  • Mr. T Carting
  • New Way
  • O'Brian Tarping Systems
  • Potters & Della Pietra LLP
  • PTR
  • Recology
  • Rehrig Pacific Company
  • Rumpke
  • SSI Schaefer
  • Volvo
  • Waste Management

Why join you ask? There are multiple benefits to Association membership. See what our current members are saying about their partnership with the Association.

We recently joined the National Waste & Recycling Association and I can see we made a great decision. The staff and the communication has been professional from the start. We're looking forward to attending and networking at our first WasteExpo, which has some excellent educational sessions planned. We also joined because we felt it was important to support the NWRA's advocacy efforts with local, state, and federal agencies on behalf of the waste and recycling industry.
Mark Austin, Founder, Hometown Dumpster Rental

37 years in the business of preventing backing accidents has taught us the strength of the association. WasteExpo, educational sessions and business relationships all contribute to our mutual success. Thank you for a professional organization.
Ray H. Glenn, General Manager, Global Sensor Systems Inc.

Recycling is one of the fastest growing segments of our industry. As recycling continues to evolve we find the National Waste and Recycling Association helpful in providing tools to track changing legislation, comply with new regulations, learn about best practices and, most importantly, keep employees safe.
Will Flower, President, Green Stream Recycling