Press Releases

WASTE AND RECYCLING COMPANIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY PREPARE TO ADDRESS FATALITY AND ACCIDENT RATES BY PARTICIPATING IN NATIONAL SAFETY STAND DOWN

Coordination Builds Around Fourth National Best Practices, Education and Training Event to Improve Industry Safety Performance (WASHINGTON, DC)—January 19, 2017—The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) today announced the participation of scores of leading companies and independent waste and recycling READ MORE

NWRA ANNOUNCES APPROVAL OF REVISED ANSI STANDARD ON MOBILE EQUIPMENT

Updated Standard Modifies Guidance on Fall Protection, Addresses Issues Around Restraining Devices and Implements New Signage (WASHINGTON, DC)—January 17, 2017—The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) today announced that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the revision of READ MORE

U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS UPDATES INDUSTRY FATALITY DATA

WASHINGTON, DC, December 16, 2016 – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today released 2015 final figures for industry and occupational fatality data. In its 2015 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, BLS detailed that refuse and recyclable material READ MORE

Association Announces Change in Leadership

President & CEO Sharon H. Kneiss Resigns After More than Four Successful Years Leading the Voice of the Waste & Recycling Industry  November 7, 2016 – Washington, DC– Sharon H. Kneiss, the president and CEO of the National Waste and READ MORE

US BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS PUBLISHES 2015 WORKPLACE INJURY AND ILLNESS DATA

New Data Highlights Vital Importance of Private Waste Industry Safety Efforts Washington, DC, October 27, 2016 – The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today released its 2015 Workplace Injury and Illness Data. For the waste and remediation sector, READ MORE

CHICAGO AREA WASTE & RECYCLING COMPANIES COME TOGETHER TO MOVE THE NEEDLE ON INDUSTRY SAFETY

Second Stop in NWRA Safety Professional Development Session Speaks to Safety Culture, Compliance and Best Practices September 28, 2016 (Chicago, IL)– In a room packed with more than 40 waste and recycling industry safety professionals, the National Waste & Recycling READ MORE

National Waste & Recycling Association Honors the Very Best in Recycling Innovation, Education and Partnerships

Industry Professionals from throughout The Nation Gather to Celebrate Innovators, Changemakers and Trade Advancements at the Second Annual Waste360 Recycling Summit (Austin, Texas) September 20, 2016– The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) honored innovators and leaders in recycling at READ MORE

SLOW DOWN TO GET AROUND BECOMES LAW IN NEW YORK STATE

Motorists Are Now to Slow Down and Proceed With Caution When Passing Waste and Recycling Vehicles Making Collections or Face Penalties NWRA, Labor Unions and Industry Leaders Applaud Governor Cuomo, Senator Carl Marcellino and Assemblyman Michael DenDekker For Taking this READ MORE

A Tribute and Fare Thee Well

By Sharon H. Kneiss President & CEO – National Waste & Recycling Association Earlier this summer, it was with much regret that NWRA’s Sunbelt Regional Manager, Mike Huff, let us know that he was ready to move on after twenty READ MORE

US AND AUSTRALIAN WASTE AND RECYCLING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS FORM COLLABORATIVE AGREEMENT

Alliance to Share Best Practices, Knowledge and Information to Advance the Interests of the Private Waste and Recycling Industry Globally August 25, 2016 – Washington, DC and Queensland, Australia – The National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) and the Waste READ MORE