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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.

Major Headlines

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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National Waste & Recycling Association Comments on California Recycling, Safety Regs

California OSHA, Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery receive NW&RA comments WASHINGTON — The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) recently provided comments to two California regulatory bodies on two separate ru ...
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Industry Highlights

  • Lebanon has agreed to construction of a $3.5 million “downdraft gasification plant,” designed to keep about 8,000 tons of waste out of landfills annually and convert those disposal items into clean energy.

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  • Gas from Fargo’s landfill is already used to generate power and heat, but there’s enough left to fuel the city’s buses and garbage trucks as well.

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Association News

A commitment to safety in our industry

NWRA is dedicated to promoting the safety of our industry’s workers. It’s no secret that collection workers have a considerable rate of workplace injury and death, often due to the careless drivin ...
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Temporary workers safety and you

In April 2013, OSHA issued a memorandum regarding the Health and Safety of temporary workers. Specifically, the memorandum states: Host employers need to treat temporary workers as they treat existin ...
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Visit our E-Store!

The National Waste & Recycling Association’s E-Store is a wonderful resource for industry-related purchases. Since its relaunch in early 2014, the store has continued to expand and now includes ...
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In-person safety seminars bring the lessons home

Escaping the frigid northeast for the sunny Southwest, I held an NWRA Safety Seminar hosted by Republic Services on February 19th in Phoenix. Industry personnel from Republic, Premier Waste Services a ...
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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
  • Big Truck Rental
  • 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