-NWRA Staff
December 2, 2022

NWRA Safety Monday Reminds Waste Collection Workers to Stay Alert for the Homeless  

Arlington, VA – This week’s Safety Monday, presented by Republic Services, reminds waste collection workers to stay alert and watch out for the homeless.

“There are approximately 25,000 people who are unsheltered on any given night,” said Kirk Sander, chief of staff and vice president of safety and standards for the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA). “We urge waste collection workers to look for signs of homelessness and call dispatch to report it.”

“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