Member Benefits

Build Your Network

NWRA hosts dozens of events nationwide each year, providing members with opportunities to network with new clients  and customers and to 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 all NWRA members the ability to focus on specific areas of interest within the industry.

Sponsorship and Advertising Prospectus

NWRA’s signature events, regular communications tools, and comprehensive educational programming deliver the best opportunities for you to reach your prospective customers. NWRA invites you to participate in our events by serving as a sponsor or advertiser. Click here to learn more about our opportunities.


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 to progressively 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.

Hours-of-Service ELD Exemption

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted a rare Hours-of-Service exemption exclusively to NWRA members that eliminate the need for them to use electronic logging devices as otherwise is required under the new rule effective December 17, 2019. NWRA will provide an updated list of its members to FMCSA on an annual basis as proof of exemption from enforcement for those companies. NWRA will also send electronic certificates of membership each year to its member companies for them to print out and carry in their vehicle fleets.

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 the Weekly Review newsletter, frequent updates from our CEO, and Safety Monday, a relied upon source of weekly safety tips used as a tool by member companies as part of their safety awareness and training efforts.

Education/Safety Training

To help you and your employees grow in the waste and recycling industry, NWRA provides education and training programs that are second to none. In addition to informative NWRA events and webinars, NWRA is the exclusive provider of education sessions at WasteExpo, North America’s largest solid waste and recycling tradeshow.

NWRA offers a variety of materials on industry safety issues. As a member, you’ll also receive Safety Monday, a relied upon source of weekly safety tips used as a tool by member companies as part of their safety awareness and training efforts.

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 and provide growth projections and comparative analysis.

NWRA provides members with:

  • National level data
    • Revenue by industry
    • Employment
    • Unemployment rate
    • Hourly worker pay
    • Hourly pay for all workers
  • State level
    • Revenue
    • Employment
    • Payroll
    • Economic impact of waste, recycling and remediation industry

Banking Services

NWRA has partnered with Signature Federal Credit Union (FCU) to provide banking services for NWRA members. Members have access to the credit union’s full suite of resources, including an NWRA-branded Visa card.

All Signature FCU members have access to their accounts 24/7 through the online branch and mobile banking app. In addition to personal accounts, Signature FCU offers business accounts and business loans to help growing businesses.

Apply for your NWRA Visa here.

Help Your Bottom Line

NWRA’s Member Savings Program partners save member businesses thousands of dollars each year.

NWRA members also receive a discount on their booth space at WasteExpo, North America’s largest solid waste and recycling tradeshow.

Members save:

  • 12% on booths 100 to 400 sq/ft
  • 12.5% to 13.3% on booths 500 to 5,000 sq/ft
  • 16% on booths 5,000+ sq/ft

10% of your spend on exhibits, sponsorships and advertising on Waste360 will also go toward your NWRA membership dues!