The mission of the Healthcare Waste Institute (HWI) is to facilitate responsible healthcare waste management from all types of generators; to be the resource network for technical and regulatory assistance; to be respected as a proactive, responsive, and credible organization; and to create high value for members.
Institute members may access members-only information here.
FIRST TIME membership application (for companies that have never joined the Association).
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Services & Benefits
National Waste & Recycling Association staff help HWI members interact with state and federal regulators and legislators regarding either company-specific or industry-wide advocacy issues, instead of managing such issues alone.
Association staff educate policymakers about key concerns and in-the-field industry operations.
Members get intelligence about important issues to industry.
Members get educational programs that are especially critical to companies that do not have full-time employees who monitor regulations, legislation, new technology, etc.
Members get networking opportunities with the generator community.
There is one company, one vote in HWI decision-making.
“We are a member of HWI because of our ability to achieve many industry advantages, including regulatory guidance and networking with peers. ... As a small business, we view our membership with HWI as a valuable asset.” - Statewide Medical Services
“[Our HWI membership] provides us with a network of knowledgeable and experienced contacts in the industry and an opportunity to stay informed about new opportunities, trends, and regulations to keep us on the cutting edge.” - OnSite Sterilization, LLC
“HWI is a way that the waste industry can stay informed and ahead of these changes, ultimately helping shape these changes in a way that carries out the Institute’s mission and improves the healthcare waste industry.” - Stericycle