-NWRA Staff
August 26, 2019

NWRA Infographic Highlights the Waste and Recycling Industry’s Contributions to the American Economy

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) released a new infographic highlighting the size and significance of the waste and recycling industry to the domestic economy.

“The private sector waste and recycling industry is essential to maintaining the quality of American life in many different ways. NWRA’s member companies do important work while contributing more to the U.S. economy than most people realize. This infographic illustrates just how large our industry is and its overall economic impact,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.


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