-NWRA Staff
September 10, 2021

NWRA Issues a Remembrance and Recognition on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) honors its commitment to “Never Forget” on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks and expresses its deep gratitude to the men and women who have spent the past two decades keeping our country safe.

NWRA thanks the members of the waste and recycling industry who were involved in the somber activity of hauling away debris from the World Trade Center in New York City; the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., just blocks away from NWRA’s current headquarters; and the Flight 93 crash site in Shanksville, Pa. The Association also salutes the service of those veterans who joined the waste and recycling industry upon returning home from their fight in the Global War on Terrorism.

“It is hard to believe it has been 20 years since that day when the world was turned upside down,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “We will never forget the thousands of Americans who died on 9/11 simply for living in a nation committed to freedom.

“NWRA is profoundly grateful to the men and women of the waste and recycling industry who spent the days and weeks following the attacks clearing away the wreckage and debris from such unimaginable devastation. We also recognize the service of so many veterans who have since joined the waste and recycling industry for having answered the call to protect our nation.”


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