National Waste & Recycling Association

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National Waste & Recycling Association
National Waste & Recycling Association logo.gif
Motto Collect. Recycle. Innovate
Formation 1962[1]
Type Trade association
Purpose Advocacy, representation and service to private waste and recycling companies in the United States as well as the firms that service those companies.
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Region served United States
Membership Companies that collect and manage trash, recycling and biomedical waste; waste equipment manufacturers and distributors; and other service providers who serve those businesses.
Chairman Scott Dols
President and CEO Sharon H. Kneiss

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association that represents private waste and recycling companies.

It has numerous chapters in the states led by members to keep pace with local issues.

The organization is the result of a merger of Environmental Industry Associations and its sub-associations, the National Solid Wastes Management Association and the Waste Equipment Technology Association that occurred in November 2013.[2]

Founded in 1962, NW&RA represents companies that collect and manage waste and recycling, manufacturers and distributors of equipment that processes the material, and service providers who serve those businesses.

The NW&RA includes institutes that represent the interests of landfill, recycling, and healthcare waste businesses. It has subgroups for younger members and women. It also offers its members certification, educational and training opportunities, research, discounts, communications support, and federal and state advocacy.


  1. ^ "Our Mission". Retrieved 2014-07-29. 
  2. ^ "Waste and Recycling Trade Group Announces New Name, Brand". 2013-11-20. Retrieved 2014-07-29. 

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