-NWRA Staff
June 25, 2020

National Waste & Recycling Association Joins National Initiative to Address Inequality of Opportunity 

Arlington, VA – Today, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) announced it is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity.

NWRA will join the U.S. Chamber’s national town hall event on June 25 where business and community leaders will discuss concrete actions that can be taken by government and the private sector to address inequality through education, employment, entrepreneurship and criminal justice reform. As a partner on this important initiative, NWRA will host local and industry dialogues to further the discussion.

“NWRA is proud to support the efforts of the U.S. Chamber to address inequality. We realize that our industry has an influential voice, and we want to contribute to the discourse,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.

“The moral case for greater diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace is indisputable, and there’s overwhelming evidence that greater diversity benefits the American economy, businesses, communities and employees,” said U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark. “We are proud to partner with NWRA on this initiative and help develop a robust plan of action.”


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