The National Waste & Recycling Association is located at:

1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 804, Arlington, VA 22202
T: 800-424-2869, 202-244-4700
F: 202-966-4824

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Begin With The Bin

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How to Join

Please complete the application corresponding with your line of business for NWRA membership. If you have any questions, please contact Spencer Brignac, at 202-364-3709 or


Collection and post-collection businesses, including waste/recycling collection, facilities such as landfills MRFs or composting operations, or providers of professional services including consultants or insurance companies.


Businesses that manufacture equipment and technology to be used in waste/recycling collection and processing.


International Affiliates

Healthcare Waste Institute


    Member Benefits


    NWRA is the leading voice at the federal, state, and local levels on legislative and regulatory issues, working to improve the business climate for our industry and progressibely make our industry safer, smarter and stronger. NWRA and its chapters work with government officials to educate them on NWRA members' priorities. NWRA also participates in legal cases in federal and state courts affecting members, and the waste and recycling industry as a whole.

    Build Your Network

    NWRA hosts dozens of events nationwide each year providing members with opportunities to network with new clients  and customers and help your business thrive. NWRA events include chapter meetings, golf outings, regional meetings and national events.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available to NWRA members to further promote your business and expand your reach across the industry.

    NWRA Councils and Committees offer members the ability to focus on specific areas of interest within the industry. NWRA’s Chairman's Council, Future Industry Leadership Alliance, Healthcare Waste Institute, Landfill Institute, Recycling Committee, and Women's Council are all highly active organizations and open to all NWRA members.   

    Stay Informed

    NWRA is your source for the latest news and information on the waste and recycling industry.  As a member of NWRA, you and your entire staff will be eligible to receive Daily Clips with the latest news about the industry, monthly updates from our CEO, and Safety Monday (available in English and Spanish). 

    Education/Safety Training

    To help you and your employees grow in the waste and recycling industry, NWRA provides education and certification programs that are second to none. Only NWRA offers the Certified Safe Driver program, Safety Seminars in cities across the U.S., and informative webinars on hot topics in the industry. In addition, are the exclusive provider of education sessions at WasteExpo, North America’s largest solid waste and recycling tradeshow.

    NWRA offers an extensive library of instructional videos and training material on a variety of industry safety issues.  As a member, you’ll receive Safety Monday and have access to our safety seminars held in cities across the United States.

    Data and Research

    NWRA's statistics program provides members, the industry, and the public with economic analysis, data, and trends on the waste and recycling industry. This data helps you develop better business plans, provides growth projections and comparative analysis.

    Waste Industry Marketplace

    Since 2007, NWRA’s Waste Industry Marketplace has the easiest way for NWRA members and other waste and recycling industry professionals to find the products and services you need without the clutter of an Internet search. 

    The Waste Industry Marketplace is a free program that promotes and encourages NWRA members to do business with other members, delivering a new level of value by directly connecting member businesses with special offers and promotions from other NWRA member companies.

    Help Your Bottom Line

    NWRA’s Member Savings Program partners save member businesses thousands of dollars each year. Additionally, NWRA members are given a discount on their booth space at WasteExpo, North America’s largest solid waste and recycling tradeshow.


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    Contact Info

    National Waste & Recycling Association
    1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 804
    Arlington, VA 22202
    T: 800-424-2869 T: 202-244-4700
    F: 202-966-4824