NWRA Recognizes Leaders for Contributions in Support of the Industry

NWRA Recognizes Leaders for Contributions in Support of the Industry

Arlington, VA – Today, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) announced winners across three categories for contributions in support of the waste and recycling industry.

The 2018 awardees are: Members of the Year Award: Tony Cardamone, vice president of sales and marketing at Concorde, Inc., and Robert Lee, owner and CEO of Ecotech Waste Logistics; Chapter Leadership Award: William Keegan, president of Dem-Con Companies, and David Pepper, vice president and director of capital projects for Waste Industries USA, Inc.; Distinguished Service Award: Jeff Edwards, owner of Evergreen Disposal, Inc.; William Flower, vice president of Winter Bros. Waste Systems; Selin Hoboy, vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs at Stericycle, Inc.; Ed Spinella, Law Offices of Edward F Spinella, Esq., LLC, and Larry Wiegman, Southeast regional sales manager at Schaefer Systems International, Inc.

“Our member companies and their employees are the strength of NWRA. Without these individuals’ leadership and contribution, NWRA would not be the leading association in the waste industry. I congratulate them on their achievement,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.

The award winners will be officially recognized at WasteExpo 2018 during the Awards Breakfast.

About the Awards
Members of the Year are selected based upon extraordinary service to the mission and goals of NWRA and the industry over the past year.

Chapter Leadership awards are presented to members whose contributions to a chapter were particularly meritorious.

Distinguished Service awards are presented to longstanding members of NWRA who render service in pursuit of its mission and goals. The award recognizes the highest spirit of volunteerism, personal integrity, professionalism and performance in an honorable and ethical manner.


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