-NWRA Staff
November 15, 2021

Seat Belt Use in Waste and Recycling Industry is Among the Highest of Any Industry

Arlington, VA – In celebration of National Seat Belt Day (November 14), the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) announced that drivers in the waste and recycling industry buckle up more often than drivers in other industries. According to data provided by Lytx, seat belt use in non-preventable incidents was 93 percent, and in preventable incidents, it was 84 percent.

“As we recognize National Seat Belt Day, I am glad that seat belt use is so high among our drivers. Safety in the waste and recycling industry is a priority for NWRA,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “We have a safety committee that meets regularly to discuss best practices to ensure our workforce remains safe on the job.”


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 various other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association