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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Media: Jessica Mayorga at 202-364-3706 or

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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Future Industry Leaders Alliance

The Future Industry Leaders Alliance (FILA) provides education, networking and mentoring to emerging industry leaders to prepare them for executive advancement and professional leadership in the waste industry.


FILA provides opportunities for members to:

  • Improve and learn new business, financial, management and leadership skills;
  • Network and socialize with peers;
  • Tour other members’ facilities to gain operational insights;
  • Be paired with industry leaders in a mentoring program.


FILA membership is open to members of NWRA who are 45 years of age or younger.  

Print, complete and return the FILA membership application to engage with the future leaders of our industry.

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The FILA Emerging Industry Leader Certification is intended for mid-level managers who aspire to executive roles within the waste and recycling industry.

2017 FILA Annual Leadership Conference

Hosted by Wate industries, Inc. in Raleigh, NC 

September 6-7, 2017

Conference Registration Fee: $300


Hyatt Place North Raleigh– Midtown 
Reference the Waste Industries Room Block for the negotiated rate
Phone: (919) 877-9997


September 6
Leadership & Human Resources Training by Hidden Brook Communications 
Industry Panel
NWRA Advocacy Discussion
Group Dinner at Angus Barn

September 7
NC State University Laboratory Tour
EREF Presentation 
Community Service
Group Bowling Activity


Rebecca Nadora, NWRA Membership Director
T: 202-364-3707

Profiles in Leadership

FILA members have been profiled in NWRA's blog.

FILA Leadership         


Sean Steves
(Republic Services)

Carmen Smothers web

Zach Martin
(Big Truck Rental)

Laura Hubbard web

Elizabeth Casella
(Casella Waste Systems)


Nate Davis
(Environmental Solutions Group)

Kate Kanaby HR

Josh Thompson
(Waste Industries)

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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