National Waste & Recycling Association

The National Waste & Recycling Association is the trade association that represents the private sector solid waste and recycling industry. Visit and learn more the Association at

Begin with the Bin is a public education resource developed by the National Waste & Recycling Association.

The National Waste & Recycling Association is located at:
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20008
T: 800-424-2869, 202-244-4700
F: 202-966-4824
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Begin with the Bin

Begin with the Bin is a public education resource developed by the National Waste & Recycling Association. The site offers information and resources related to the waste and recycling industries. Visit and learn more at

Privacy Policy

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA), is strongly committed to protecting your privacy online and has taken steps to protect the information you share with us. To help us protect your privacy, you should maintain the secrecy of the logon ID and password you may have set up in connection with your participation in any NW&RA website.

NW&RA currently collects three types of information from its Web sites, which include and (1) your IP (Internet Protocol) address; (2) information voluntarily submitted on publication order forms, meeting registration forms or emails sent to the website administrator, or for access to the Members Only section of our Web site; and, (3) cookies if the user so chooses.

Your IP address often does not identify an individual, but rather is only a temporary name by which an individual obtains access to an NW&RA Web site. NW&RA uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site quality. We do not use IP addresses to personally identify users. We use a log file of IP addresses to determine which areas of our site visitors like based on the volume of traffic and to better prepare future site content based on the interests of users. We do not track the usage patterns of individual users, but rather how well each page on our site performs overall.

Information voluntarily disclosed to NW&RA either online or in writing through publication order forms, meeting registration forms, survey response forms, service enrollment forms and email is added to the relevant NW&RA database to enable processing of the order or registration, or for appropriate response. This information is usually the name, address and item purchased, meeting attended or topic of interest. NW&RA may distribute further relevant information to individuals identified in this way. On occasion, we also contract with third parties for co-marketing or other activities related to the NW&RA’s goals and objectives, and allow them to use selected member information under applicable confidentiality agreements. NW&RA will use its best efforts to prevent the government from obtaining member or customer information unless required by law. We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary: (a) to comply with the law or in response to a subpoena, court order, government request, or other legal process; (b) to protect the interests, rights, safety, or property of NW&RA or others; (c) to enforce any terms of service on this Web site; (d) to provide you with the services or products requested by you and to perform other activities related to such services and products, including billing and collection; or (e) to operate NW&RA's systems properly.

Information provided to NW&RA in non-electronic form may also be used in this way. Individuals who would like to "opt out" of receiving additional communications from NW&RA should contact NW&RA to have their names removed from our lists. Corrections or other changes may also by made by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling (202) 244-4700.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are bits of information that are stored on your computer when you visit a Web site. Cookies can be used to store your personalization information such as a username and password. At any time you may choose to use, or not to use, this type of cookies technology to perform personalization on our site. If you choose not to, you must always login to your profile manually each time you visit the site.

Further information on the NW&RA’s online privacy policy may be obtained from the Director of Member Services, who is responsible for carrying out the policy. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (202) 244-4700.

NW&RA reserves the right to change this statement at any time by posting revisions on the NW&RA Web site. This privacy policy is not intended to, and does not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party. This privacy policy applies only to the NW&RA websites and does not apply to other NW&RA products and services

Frequently Asked Questions About Cookies

Can cookies be used to get a "snapshot" of my hard drive? Cookies cannot be used to get data or view data off your hard drive. A server can only get data from the cookie it wrote to the cookie file. The server must be on the same domain from which the cookie was set.

Can someone from one site access the cookie information written by another site? A site can only access a cookie that has been set from its own domain. It cannot access any other cookies from your computer.

Is there a way to see the cookies that a web site has set? Cookies are stored in memory until you exit your browser, so it's not possible to see the current cookies you've accepted until you quit. If you type JavaScript:alert(document.cookie); into the address bar when you are logged onto a site, it is possible to see the cookies which have been set from that domain.

Privacy with Respect to Minors

NW&RA does not knowingly collect or use information from children under the age of 13 without the consent of a parent or guardian.

Other Web Sites and Links

NW&RA's websites contain links to other web sites. If you choose to use any of these links, you will be leaving NW&RA’s web site and going to a new web site. Protection of your privacy at these linked sites will be governed by the privacy policy at that site. You should take the time to read the privacy policies at these sites. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, we are not responsible for the privacy practices such sites or the use of any information that you provide.


NW&RA endeavors to take appropriate measures to assure the reliability of member records and to protect them from loss, misuse or alteration. A firewall protects member records from access by Internet users.

If you send NW&RA credit card information, NW&RA will encrypt this information between your computer and our server. Other information that you send to this site, including e-mail messages, will not be encrypted unless we advise you otherwise.

Although our site has industry standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information that is under our control, NW&RA cannot guarantee complete security.

International User

Irrespective of your domicile or place of doing business, by using this web site, you agree that NW&RA may collect, use and transfer your information as described in this Privacy Policy Statement.

Changes to Policy

This policy may change over time. Your continued use of the site after these changes are posted constitutes your agreement to the changes with regard to information collected.