NWRA Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

NWRA Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Hall of Fame Recognizes Leadership and a Commitment to the Industry

Arlington, VA – Today, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) announced its 2018 Hall of Fame inductees. They are Scott Dols, CEO of Big Truck Rentals; Steve Menoff, senior vice president, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.; James Trevathan, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Waste Management; and Larry Henk, president and CEO, Premier Waste Services.

“We had many well-qualified nominees this year and that is a testament to the men and women in our industry. The NWRA Board of Trustees and Awards Committee did not have an easy assignment. I congratulate our 2018 inductees on their achievement,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.

These outstanding industry leaders were selected based on scores in five categories, including recognition in the industry as a founder, pioneer, visionary or icon; enduring legacy and impact of contributions to the industry for a minimum of 25 years; steadfast values such as integrity, respect, courage, mentorship, volunteerism and inclusiveness; inspirational leadership at a service provider or supplier, or on issues important to the Association; and active industry engagement and indisputable as an ambassador of the industry.

“We say this every year but this year was the most challenging. We had incredible candidates to choose from; all who are dedicated to our industry and have given so much of themselves to it. These four that we selected represent the very best in our industry. I offer my sincerest congratulations on their selection to the 2018 Hall of Fame,” said Ben Harvey, chairman of the NWRA Board of Trustees.

The Hall of Fame Inductees will be officially recognized at WasteExpo 2018 during the Awards Breakfast.

About the Inductees

Scott Dols
Scott Dols is CEO of Big Truck Rental. His decades of leadership in the industry have influenced policy decisions at the federal, state and local levels of government. He has served as the chairman of NWRA and served on its Board of Trustees. Dols was among the first contributors to the NWRA Women’s Council in 2005.

Steve Menoff
Steve Menoff is the senior vice president at Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. He is a pioneer in landfill design and engineering. His contributions helped the industry transform to the modern, environmentally secure landfills of today. Menoff’s experience has led to a comprehensive understanding of integrating business, operations, cost structure and profitability requirements with environmental programs and management.

James Trevathan
James Trevathan is the executive vice president and chief operating officer at Waste Management. Trevathan has been an innovator and leader in efforts to improve safety and introduce the use of technology to improve productivity.

Larry Henk
Larry Henk is the president and CEO of Premier Waste Services, Inc. During his 33-year career, he served as the president and chief operating officer of Allied Waste Industries, Inc. and Capital Environmental Resources, Inc (WSI). Under Larry’s guidance, Allied led an aggressive acquisition-based growth, acquiring more than 245 companies from 1997-2001. Laidlaw, American Disposal and BFI being some of the largest.


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