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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Course Offerings

On Demand

Temporary Workers Safety Training

In 2013, OSHA introduced the Temporary Worker Initiative, which provided guidelines for temporary worker safety, including joint responsibility between the agency and host employer for all injuries/fatalities and record keeping guidelines. In this 35-minute course, participants will learn:

  • An overview of the OSHA Temporary Worker Initiative
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used on the host employer’s job site
  • The procedures for handling hazardous materials using OSHA’s Hazard Communications Standard (HAZCOM)
  • Techniques to prevent injuries and accidents while on the job site
  • Preventive techniques to prevent heat and cold related illness
  • Collection and Post Collection safety including lock out/tag out and confined spaces


  • $30.00 – NWRA Members
  • $40.00 – Non-Members

The course is available for purchase at this link.

Enterprise pricing is available for NWRA members.  Please contact Megan Passinger, Director – Education at for more information.

Safe Driver’s Certification Preparatory Course

This 1-hour course prepares drivers to take the Certified Safe Driver exam. It consists of 4 modules and includes:

  • Basic driving controls
  • Industry standards and regulations
  • Driver Safety Protocols
  • Sample exam questions


The National Waste & Recycling Association offers free webinars to members. Please refer to the Association’s “Events” calendar for a schedule of upcoming webinars.

Reducing Collisions Webinar

Did You Know There are Three Different Kinds of Distracted Driving? In mid-October, NWRA held a webinar on Reducing Collisions – Going Beyond Distracted Driving.  See the below video to experience this informative discussion with Del Lisk, Vice President for Safety Services at Lytx, Scott Franklin, Area Safety Manager for Waste Management and Tony Hargis, NWRA National Safety Director.



The industry’s premier event, WasteExpo educational programming offers over 35 sessions on trending topics such as safety, recycling/resource recovery, hauling, landfill operations and technologies, legislative/regulatory, and leadership/business skills. Click here for more information on session topics along with registration fees for educational programming.

Waste 360 Recycling Summit

The Association’s inaugural conference offers 18 educational sessions including managing contamination, commodities/trends, diversion, consumer education, MRF safety and so much more! Click here for more information, including registration and educational programming.

Regional Conferences

The National Waste & Recycling Association’s regional and chapter conferences offer members educational programming geared toward state, regional, and local trends. Please refer to our calendar for more information about educational opportunities in your area.information about educational opportunities in your area.

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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