NWRA Member Stericycle Recognized for its Defensive Driving Program

NWRA Member Stericycle Recognized for its Defensive Driving Program

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) congratulates member company Stericycle, Inc. for receiving the Brandon Hall Group gold award for its SWAT defensive driving program.

“Driver safety is a priority for NWRA. We congratulate Stericycle on its award,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “It is important waste collection drivers have the skills and training to operate safely.”

SWAT is a global certification program developed to certify more than 600 Stericycle supervisors to deliver defensive driving training to more than 3,400 of the company’s transportation team members that support regulated medical waste management and secure document destruction. The four steps in the SWAT program—Steer, Watch, Anticipate and Take Action—are designed to reduce the risks involved in driving by teaching drivers to anticipate dangerous situations. This comprehensive program includes live workshops, eLearning, hands-on practice and video scenarios for immediate knowledge as well as posters and mobile messages for ongoing reinforcement.


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