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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 23, 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.

July 11, 2018

This is a free full-day event with lunch being provided by Sal Mastriani from Action Environmental. In addition to our speakers, the event will also feature a roundtable identifying how NWRA can support your safety needs. NWRA will use this information to achieve its Strategic Safety Initiatives. These include removing the collection industry from the top 10 most dangerous occupations, reducing distracted driving incidents and finding collaboration opportunities to leverage safety efforts.

July 18, 2018

Bring your business cards and hearty appetites and join us for our annual crab feast – great food and networking opportunity! Dinner includes all you can eat steamed crabs, steamed shrimp, barbecue chicken, corn, cold slaw, potato salad, corn muffins, and dessert. Soda, coffee and tea are included in the price.

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