NWRA Safety Committee Elects New Leadership

NWRA Safety Committee Elects New Leadership

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association’s (NWRA) Safety Committee elected new leadership at its meeting in Yipsilanti, Mich.

Michael Hughes, vice president of safety at Casella Waste Systems, was elected chair, and Jeff Martin, vice president of safety services at Waste Management, was elected vice chairman. Current co-chairs, Jim Olson, senior vice president, safety at Republic Services, and Shawn Mandel, vice president – safety and risk at Waste Connections, Inc., will serve as chairmen emeriti.

“NWRA and its member companies are committed to ensuring each employee returns home safely at the end of his or her shift. The Safety Committee helps to establish best practices to keep everyone in the waste and recycling industry safe. We thank Jim and Shawn for their service and look forward to working with them in their new role,” said NWRA Vice President of Safety and Standards Kirk Sander.

Hughes and Martin will serve until the next election at WasteExpo in the spring.


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