National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA)
National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) is the trade association representing for-profit waste and recycling companies doing business in the United States. Association members operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Our members consist of large publicly-traded companies and both small and large privately-owned companies, all of which support the organization’s mission to be: The leading organization providing leadership, advocacy, research, education and safety expertise to promote the North American waste and recycling industries, serve as their voice and create a climate where members prosper and provide safe, economically sustainable and environmentally sound services.
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- Business Type:
- Professional association
- Industry Type:
- Waste and Recycling
- Market Focus:
- Nationally (across the country)
The National Waste & Recycling Association is the trade association representing for-profit waste and recycling companies doing business in the United States. Association members operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Our members consist of large publicly-traded companies and both small and large privately-owned companies, all of which support the organization’s mission to be:
The leading organization providing leadership, advocacy, research, education and safety expertise to promote the North American waste and recycling industries, serve as their voice and create a climate where members prosper and provide safe, economically sustainable and environmentally sound services.
In May 1962, our association was launched. It was formed as the National Council of Refuse Disposal Trade Associations and was first managed by an association management firm in Chicago. In January 1968, the group moved to Washington, DC, was formerly chartered as the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) and hired its first three full-time staff, including Executive Director Harold Gershowitz. In 1973, Eugene J. Wingerter, who had been NSWMA's technical director, succeeded Gershowitz.
In 1993, as part of a a major reorganization, the Waste and Equipment Technology Association (WASTEC) was formed, and both NSWMA and WASTEC became quasi-independent trade associations under the umbrella of the Environmental Industry Associations (EIA). Wingerter served as NSWMA's Executive Director until the reorganization and then served as the President and CEO of EIA. When Wingerter departed EIA in April 1994, Allen “Mike” Frischkorn Jr., became the president and CEO of EIA.
In February 1997, Bruce J. Parker became the acting president and CEO of EIA and the executive vice president of NSWMA. He formally took over the position of president and CEO of EIA and the executive vice president of NSWMA later that year. Parker retired in May 2012.
Sharon H. Kneiss became the new president and CEO of EIA in June 2012. During her first year leading the group, Kneiss oversaw a strategic planning effort, in which the EIA leadership moved to reorganize the group, merging EIA, NSWMA and WASTEC into a single entity with a single name. This process was completed in November 2013, when the EIA Board of Trustees adopted new bylaws for the merged group and renamed the merged association the National Waste & Recycling Association.
Why the WASTEC Market Statistics Program is Essential to Your Business
The Market Statistics Program has been a benefit to Association members since 1994. Participating companies report organizational information, and receive manufacturing and sales data on the industry as well as their company’s relationship to the market and competitors. The goal of the program is to provide a forecast of market trends and an indicator of resource pricing used in the manufacturing industry.
The program consists of Product Production Data (Pprods) and Market Activity Index (WMAI) and Market Trend Indicator Programs (MTIP).
- Pprods involves manufacturers reporting sales data in specific product categories by regional shipping destination in the North American Domestic (NAD)s. There are eight reporting categories including: Compactors, Balers, Carts, Tarps, Containers, Mobile Equipment, Technology, and Tipper/Lifters. Based on the reported sales data from program participants, a monthly or quarterly report is distributed that is broken out by five Regions: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West and Pacific.
- WMAI/MTIP report tracks business measurements every quarter by having program participants complete a survey of about, orders, inventory, pricing, employment and productivity.
The WMAI provides 23 key benchmarks for manufacturing and distribution activities such as domestic sales, export sales, order, inventory, and price activity and productivity. The MTIP tracks sales trends, measures them against projections of domestic and international markets and provides a graphic representation of survey responses charted against the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for comparison of your company’s position in relation to the industry.
The WMAI and MTIP report estimates future manufacturing trends by assessing whether they are increasing, decreasing, or flat. The two reports are considered to be very reliable and predictive in estimating future production trends.
The Association Market Statistical Program provides participating companies with information to form short and long term business outlooks for products on a national, regional or state level depending on the program, and assists in evaluating company performance and market share information.
- Participants in the Pprods program receive a report of actual sales data by region or state. This information is valuable because it is unique to the waste and recycling industry. The data can only be generated by member participants, and only those companies receive the reports.
- The WMAI/MTIP report provides historical data for the most recent rolling nine quarters. Data serves as a tool in tracking the past performance and a predictor of the current strength of the market. The WMAI report contains market comparison information for companies interested in market trends in the waste equipment manufacturing industry and the survey is easy to complete without divulging any actual operating information.
- The program has provided many association members with valuable information to assess business performance and information that assists in planning and business decisions for production, marketing, resource allocation and sales.
Confidentiality of the Data
All company data is strictly confidential between the participant and the Bonde Beebe Accountants and Advisors which is an independent accounting firm that is hired by the Association to receive data and generate the reports. Bonde Beebe conceals manufacturer’s data when new participants enter the program or when a market dominator is present in a category. The Association staff never sees the reports and only get a summary of aggregate data.