NWRA and ORRA Sign MOU to Formalize Relationship

NWRA and ORRA Sign MOU to Formalize Relationship

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and the Oregon Refuse & Recycling Association (ORRA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to formalize their relationship and advance the interests of the private sector waste and recycling industry in Oregon.

“I am pleased that we can formalize our partnership with this MOU,” said NWRA Interim President and CEO Jim Riley. “There are many issues facing our industry in Oregon, and it is important that the waste and recycling industry is united as it works with policymakers.”

“Oregon has one of the strongest solid waste and recycling systems in the country,” said ORRA CEO and Executive Director Kristan Mitchell. “ORRA looks forward to partnering with NWRA to share resources and work together on the priority issues facing our industry and the communities across Oregon that our members serve.”

The waste and recycling industry is committed to protecting the environment and human health. This MOU will help connect critical policy work in Oregon with NWRA’s work across the country with 26 state chapters and at the national level.


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 various other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.


The Oregon Refuse & Recycling Association (ORRA) is the 200 member statewide trade association representing solid waste management companies across Oregon.  Founded in 1965, ORRA members collect and process most of Oregon’s residential and commercial refuse and recyclables, as well as operate material recovery facilities, compost facilities, and many of Oregon’s municipal solid waste transfer stations and landfills.  For more information about ORRA, please visit www.orra.net. 

NWRA CONTACT                                                        ORRA CONTACT
Brandon Wright                                                             Andrea Fogue
National Waste and Recycling Association                      Oregon Refuse & Recycling Association
bwright@wasterecycling.org                                              andreaf@orra.net
202-364-3706                                                               503-588-1837