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We are the leading voice in the waste and recycling industry. We promote safety awareness through both legislation and education. Members have access to daily industry news, safety resources, and significant savings from business services providers. Members also receive preferred rates for WasteExpo, North America's largest waste and recycling showcase. Learn more about what we can do for you.

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We are the leading voice for the waste and recycling industry at the Federal, state and local level, advocating on behalf of our members by advancing policies to help make our industry safer and to promote growth and innovation.

We work to make trash collection, processing and disposal operations safer through training, promoting best practices, advancing safety legislation and by setting industry equipment standards.

Our Members take advantage of comprehensive educational programming ranging from conferences, webinars and certification courses

Our award programs honor our best drivers, innovative technologies and practices, environmental stewardship and the visionary leaders who have shaped our industry.

Upcoming Events

The “Where Does My Garbage Go?” coloring book was first published in 2003 as an enjoyable and educational tool to teach children about the route that waste and recycling take from the curb.


This free download is produced and provided by the NWRA Women’s Council.

May 4-7, 2020

The NWRA Women’s Council will once again host a Boutique at WasteExpo 2020 in NOLA. Many recycled items and trinkets representing the waste and recycling industry will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Women's Council Programs that include the Academic Scholarship program for new and returning students wishing to pursue a career in this great industry.

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