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NWRA Supports New York City Plan to Improve Safety in Waste Industry

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Arlington, VA –The New York City Business Integrity Commission (BIC) adopted rules aimed at making the waste collection industry safer. The new rules include regular vehicle inspections, additional mirrors to reduce blindspots, and safety training.

“We strive everyday to ensure our waste collection workers come home safe at the end of each day,” said National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) President and CEO Darrell Smith. “NWRA was pleased to provide input on the rules proposed by the New York City BIC. We support these regulations to make our industry safer.”

NWRA and its members have undertaken numerous initiatives that represent a comprehensive approach to improving safety for workers in the waste and recycling industry.

The NWRA Board of Trustees recently approved a significant financial commitment to form a partnership with the National Safety Council (NSC) to better understand the safety needs of the waste and recycling industry and develop resources aimed at making the industry safer.


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

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