NWRA Reminds Collection Workers that No Text or Call is Worth Your Life

NWRA Reminds Collection Workers that No Text or Call is Worth Your Life

Arlington, VA – This week’s Safety Monday, presented by Republic Services, urges drivers to avoid texting and driving. Approximately nine people die every day from distracted driving.

“We want to remind waste collection vehicle drivers that without much effort we can prevent distracted driving,” said Kirk Sander, chief of staff and vice president of safety and standards for the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA). “No call or text is worth your life.”

“We are pleased to provide this industry-renowned safety resource to anyone who requests it,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “You do not need to be a member of NWRA to receive it.”

Safety Monday is a copyrighted product of NWRA produced in collaboration with NWRA’s Safety Committee. For more information and to subscribe to NWRA’s Safety Monday, click here.


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