-NWRA Staff
May 11, 2020

CDC Issues Fact Sheet for Waste Collection Industry at Request of NWRA

Arlington, VA – At the request of the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety (NIOSH) published a fact sheet providing important information to keep waste collection workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We appreciate the CDC and NIOSH working with us to develop resources to ensure our member companies can keep their employees safe during this global health crisis,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “NWRA is committed to working with our member companies to make sure every one of our workers comes home safely each day. We thank NIOSH for their work on the fact sheet and also the National Safety Council for providing their expert review.”


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association