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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

October 22-24, 2018

Each year, NWRA hosts its premier annual event. Executive Leadership Roundtable (ELRT). Leaders and innovators in the waste and recycling industry gather for briefings on best practices, emerging trends and issues of critical importance to our industry.

August 23-24, 2018

Please join us for the 2018 NWRA Alabama Annual Meeting at this casually elegant resort situated directly on the Gulf of Mexico in Orange Beach, Alabama, and exclusively located near Alabama Point, locally known as “The Pass”, where the Intracoastal Waterway meets the deep waters of the Gulf. This is the perfect place to get together with your industry friends in Alabama and enjoy networking events, a golf tournament and the Alabama Chapter Meeting.

November 13-15, 2018

The 2018 NWRA Women’s Council President’s Conference begins Tuesday, November 13, 2018 and goes through Thursday, November 15, 2018. Women’s Council President, Carmen Smothers, will host the members at Environmental Solutions Group (ESG) in Chattanooga, TN. This is a Women’s Council member only conference that will focus on making connections, leadership skills, team building and a tour of the Heil plant.

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