NWRA Recognizes Workers’ Memorial Day

NWRA Recognizes Workers’ Memorial Day

Arlington, VA – On Workers’ Memorial Day, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) joins companies and workers throughout the United States in remembering those who did not come home from work this past year. We ask all members to observe a moment of silence to remember the men and women who did not make it home safely and to protect our workers as they continue to keep our communities safe and clean.

“In the last year, waste collection workers have faced many challenges including an uptick in personal vehicle traffic as the country emerges from COVID-19. They faced these challenges with great professionalism,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “We pause to honor those who did not complete their shift and whose families are changed forever. If we are to become a safer industry, we need to remember those who have passed and remain committed to protecting the living.”


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