NWRA Applauds EREF’s “Exceptional” Charity Rating

NWRA Applauds EREF’s “Exceptional” Charity Rating

Arlington, VA – As part of our transparency project, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) wants to highlight the good work of the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) to which we make contributions and provide support. EREF was given an “Exceptional” rating with a total score of 90.78 by Charity Navigator.

“There is a reason why NWRA considers EREF to be our charitable partner,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “We maintain a memorandum of understanding with EREF, and we partner with EREF for our industry statistics program, a tremendous membership benefit for our suppliers. We also rely on EREF to support our lobbying activities with its world-class research and data.”

We are proud of EREF, which holds a higher rank than organizations like the American Cancer Society (score of 81), the American Red Cross (score of 88) and the Wounded Warrior Project (score of 86).

Other charities in the industry rated by Charity Navigator include Keep America Beautiful (score of 83) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) (score of 73).


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.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association