-NWRA Staff
March 19, 2020

NWRA Thanks OSHA for Providing Guidance on Managing Waste and Recycling During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) thanks the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for providing guidance on managing waste and recycling during the COVID-19 crisis.

“NWRA continues to engage with federal agencies, the White House, Congress and state authorities to ensure our members have the tools and resources available to safely operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate that OSHA honored our request to provide guidance on their website during this health crisis,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “NWRA is committed to working with our members to make sure every one of our workers comes home safely each day.”

NWRA is leading the effort to reducing injuries and fatalities in the industry through engagement such as an alliance with OSHA and a partnership with the Environmental Research & Education Foundation on a request for proposals to provide a baseline analysis for what is occurring in the industry.


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