National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA)

NWRA endorses IOA as Exclusive Industry Insurance Provider

Partnership promotes industry priorities, safety and driver certification
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WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and Insurance Office of America (IOA) announced a partnership today that will promote industry safety while providing insurance solutions and exclusive services to NWRA’s more than 800 members. This new agreement positions IOA as the endorsed insurance provider to the waste and recycling industry with the capability to serve companies of all sizes in all 50 states.

NWRA and SWANA Develop Comprehensive New Guidelines Establishing Best Contracting Practices for Local Residential Recycling

Joint Advisory Aims for Enhanced Effectiveness of Municipal Recycling While Reflecting Economic Realities of Marketplace
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WASHINGTON and SILVER SPRING, Md., April 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ — The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announced today comprehensive new guidelines designed to improve protocols and standards for contracting practices for municipal recycling programs.  The guidelines address challenges facing public agencies and private industry as they seek to improve the effectiveness of local residential recycling programs.

National Waste, Recycling Industry Supports Resolution to West Coast Port Slowdown

American recycling companies struggling to export recyclables to China, other markets
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The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) joined the call to end the labor dispute causing a slowdown at West Coast ports, which is harming the recycling industry's ability to move and manage recyclable commodities.

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The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) joined the call to end the labor dispute causing a slowdown at West Coast ports, which is harming the recycling industry's ability to move and manage recyclable commodities.

New York City Hall Rally Opposes Intro 495 Waste Transfer Station Capacity Reduction Proposal

National Waste & Recycling Association coordinates gathering of nearly 100 waste employees, city officials, local workers, business reps
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NEW YORK CITY, Jan. 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Two members of the New York City Council joined local workers and business representatives at a rally yesterday on the steps of City Hall in protest of Intro 495, a proposal to reduce waste transfer station capacity in certain city neighborhoods.

Photos from the rally against Intro 495 are available by request or at bit.ly/1wqPEWL.

PHOTO GALLERY: New York City Hall Rally Opposing Intro 495 Waste Transfer Station Reduction Proposal

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NEW YORK CITY, Jan. 22, 2015 — Two members of the New York City Council joined local workers and businesses at a rally today on the steps of City Hall in protest of Intro 495, a proposal to reduce waste transfer station capacity in certain city neighborhoods.

Photos from the rally against Intro 495 are available by request or at bit.ly/1wqPEWL.

National Waste, Recycling Industry Saw Nine Monthly Employment Gains in 2014

Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks 800 sector jobs added in December
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Employment increased by 8,700 in the waste and recycling industry during 2014, bringing total sector employment to a new high of 383,300, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Employment increased by 8,700 in the waste and recycling industry during 2014, bringing total sector employment to a new high of 383,300, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

VIDEO: Recycling More vs. Recycling Right in America - SXSW Eco 2014

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The National Waste & Recycling Association's President and CEO Sharon H. Kneiss moderated a panel discussion on "Recycling More vs. Recycling Right in America" at the 2014 SXSW Eco Conference on sustainability in Austin, Texas. This video presents the highlight of that discussion from October 2014 observing the crossroads of American recycling: how to expand recycling for greater access and to include more materials, while ensuring that we are doing it the optimal way and not diluting the recycling stream.

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