National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA)
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The National Waste & Recycling Association is the leading organization providing leadership, advocacy, research, education and safety expertise for the waste and recycling industries. NWRA advocates at the Federal, State and Local levels on all issues of importance to our member companies as they provide safe, economically sustainable and environmentally sound services to communities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Refuse and recyclable material collectors rank fifth on the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics' list of most dangerous jobs. In 2017, the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries identified 30 fatalities among these collectors. This year, in January alone, 17 fatal incidents have occurred in the solid waste industry in the United States and Canada, with two taking place in New York.
The National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) recently reissued their Joint Advisory on Designing Contracts for Processing of Municipal Recyclables, which is now updated to include a preface about how China's waste import restrictions have affected the market for recyclable materials.
The National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) has unveiled its Grassroots Action Center, a new online advocacy tool for members and stakeholders to contact lawmakers on issues important to the industry.
NWRA’S Germain co-authors study that finds workers need more training to better handle medical waste
This week, the American Journal of Infection Control published a paper coauthored by National Waste and Recycling Association's (NWRA) Vice-President for Technical and Regulatory Affairs, Anne Germain entitled "A Pilot Survery of the US Medical Waste Industry to Determine Training Needs for Safely Handling Highly Infectious Waste." She was joined by Hal Miller and Richard Thompson, members of NWRA's Healthcare Waste Institute (HWI) as well its chair, Selin Hoboy.
Industry associations express concern and advocate for safety after fatal crash between train and collection truck
An Amtrak training carrying U.S. Members of Congress crashed into a garbage truck on the morning of Wednesday January 31, 2018, in Virginia. One fatality of a solid waste collection worker has been confirmed.
The Chinese government has announced that its standard for certain recyclables is 0.5 percent, unchanged from its proposal last year.
(Arlington, VA) The National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) has joined with a broad collection of associations in a letter urging Congress to make infrastructure a top priority. Among the recommendations is the direct investment of $1 trillion over ten years to improve the safety and efficiency of U.S. infrastructure.
Arlington, Va. - The National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) filed comments last week with the Standardization Administration of China in response to the notification to the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it would modify the standards for imported recyclable materials by March 1, 2018.
The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) recognized innovators and leaders in its industry at the annual Executive Leadership Round Table (ELRT). Six awards were given to companies that have made substantial contributions to the American recycling through partnerships, public education, innovations in recycling equipment, and innovations in recycling facilities. Winners were selected by a panel of judges who are professionals in the waste and recycling industry as well as from other technology and education organizations.