-NWRA Staff
March 19, 2020

NWRA Issues Guidance for Waste and Recycling Operations During COVID-19 Pandemic

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) issued a guidance document for waste and recycling workers to ensure the safe collection and processing of waste and recycling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We want employees of our member companies to have the most accurate information to ensure their safety. NWRA remains engaged with federal agencies, the White House, Congress and state authorities so that its members have the tools and resources available to safely operate during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.

The guidance document is the latest resource from NWRA to provide important information about the safe handling of waste during the COVID-19 pandemic. NWRA’s Healthcare Waste Institute has also provided information in its recent FAQ document.


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