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NW&RA Hits Record High in MembershipNW&RA Hits Record High in Membership

Allan Gerlat

October 29, 2014

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NW&RA Hits Record High in Membership

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) said it has reached a record high in membership, with a nearly 20-percent increase the past two years.

The Washington-based waste and recycling association now totals 813 members, the NW&RA said in a news release.

“This record growth reflects the association’s focus on providing programs that serve members’ needs, builds the image of the industry and anticipates opportunities,” said Sharon Kneiss, president and CEO of NW&RA. “We are confident that the valuable benefits we provide our members will encourage more waste and recycling companies to join the association, to get involved and to stay active in our evolving industry.”

Recently implemented member programs also have benefited the association, said Jonathan Sper, NW&RA’s director of membership marketing and business development. Those programs include the Member Buy from Member program, which connects NW&RA members to do business with each other, and the Safe Driver Certification program, which promotes best practices and fills in training gaps.

Companies that join NW&RA now will be considered part of the 2015 membership year, giving them two months of membership free and access to all the benefits of membership through December 2015.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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