-NWRA Staff
January 31, 2020

NWRA Publishes Interim Guidance for the Safe Handling of Waste During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association’s (NWRA) Healthcare Waste Institute developed interim guidance to address the safe handling of medical waste during the coronavirus outbreak.

“Just as doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are taking precautions to reduce exposure to the coronavirus, it is important that the waste collection workers have the tools and resources to reduce their exposure to this virus as well. I applaud our Healthcare Waste Institute for preparing this timely information to keep our members’ employees safe,” 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