The National Waste & Recycling Association is located at:

1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 804, Arlington, VA 22202
T: 800-424-2869, 202-244-4700
F: 202-966-4824

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Begin With The Bin

Begin with the Bin is a public education resource developed by the National Waste & Recycling Association. The site offers information and resources related to the waste and recycling industries.

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Slow Down to Get Around

Slow Down to Get Around is NWRA's national safety campaign that reminds motorists to drive more carefully when near waste and recycling collection vehicles. Being struck by motorists is a leading cause of death for waste and recycling collection employees, and with proper awareness, is completely preventable.

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Public Service Announcements


The Association aired Slow Down to Get Around public service announcements (PSAs) in close to two dozen television media markets in 2013 and offers Slow Down to Get Around decals available for haulers and local governments to put on their trucks.


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has endorsed the campaign and has partnered with the Association to develop flyers. The flyers, which are available electronically, communicate this important safety message to customers, local regulators and others.


The Slow Down to Get Around program was developed by the Association with Rumpke Consolidated, an Association member in the Midwest, and the McNeilus Companies, an Association member that manufactures garbage trucks. The program was created following two tragic accidents resulting in the death of one Rumpke employee and severe injuries to a second. Both accidents were due to careless driving by motorists.

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News about Slow Down to Get Around laws:

2018 Driver of the Year Award. Nominate Your Best. Deadline 12.15.17

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Contact Info

National Waste & Recycling Association
1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 804
Arlington, VA 22202
T: 800-424-2869 T: 202-244-4700
F: 202-966-4824