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: Brandon Wright 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.  Please complete this application and email Gabby McManus for information on how to join.

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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.

2018 FILA Annual Leadership Conference

Next year’s Leadership Conference will be held in Munich, Germany, May 10-14, 2018.  The meeting will be held in conjunction with IFAT, the world’s leading trade fair of environmental technologies. 

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)


2018 Driver of the Year Award. Nominate Your Best. Deadline 12.15.17

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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