-NWRA Staff
February 16, 2018

NWRA Women’s Council Receives $100,000 Donation for Academic Scholarship

Donations from McNeilus Companies, Inc. and Environmental Solutions Group Assist with Education Costs

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) is pleased to announce that its members McNeilus Companies, Inc. and Environmental Solutions Group have together contributed $100,000 to support the NWRA Women’s Council scholarship program.

“On behalf of the Women’s Council, we thank Pat Carroll, president of the Environmental Solutions Group, and Brad Nelson, CEO of McNeilus Companies, Inc., for their generous support of the scholarship program. This is a tremendous gift by two leading NWRA member companies who value the men and women who make up this industry. By their example, we hope that other companies will consider investing in the future of this industry by contributing to the scholarship program,” said Peggy Macenas, director, NWRA, Midwest region and director of the Women’s Council.

“At a time when we are seeking to attract more workers to our industry, the work of the Women’s Council and its scholarships are important resources. Environmental Solutions Group is proud to support the Women’s Council,” said Carroll.

“On behalf of the McNeilus Companies, we are proud to support the Women’s Council scholarship that helps to strengthen our industry,” said Nelson.

This year, the Women’s Council will award four individuals with $7,500 toward their education goals. Since 2007, the Women’s Council has awarded $142,500 to 36 scholars.

The scholarships are limited to employees and dependents of NWRA member companies who wish to pursue a career in the solid waste and recycling industry.

The McNeilus Companies and Environmental Solutions Group will be recognized at WasteExpo 2018 in Las Vegas in April for their generous support of the NWRA Women’s Council.


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