NWRA Reminds Collection Workers to Be Alert, Be Aware and Drive Safe 

NWRA Reminds Collection Workers to Be Alert, Be Aware and Drive Safe 

Arlington, VA – This week’s Safety Monday, presented by Rumpke Waste & Recycling, reminds drivers to follow the Smith Systems’s Five Keys of Driving and avoid distractions. Since the beginning of the year, nearly 20 fatalities involving waste collection workers have been reported.

“Driver safety is important to us,” said Kirk Sander, chief of staff and vice president of safety and standards for the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA). “Preventing and avoiding incidents is not just luck; it can be attributed to skill and practicing good driving habits.”

“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