Washington Refuse & Recycling Association

Representing Washington's solid waste industry since 1947

Welcome to WRRA

WRRA represents Washington’s diverse and multifaceted solid waste handling industry, providing its members with general legal support, educational seminars, workshops, and representation before regulatory agencies and the Legislature.

We’re an association of solid waste companies and professionals who have gathered to promote the private solid waste and recycling industry and our member companies.

Important Dates in Washington State Solid Waste History:

Mission Statement

To promote environmentally sound and efficient solid waste and recycling services within the Washington State regulatory system.

WRRA's Sustainability

The Washington Refuse & Recycling Association (WRRA) supports the working definition of sustainability and goals adopted by the Department of Ecology and the provisions of Executive Order 02-03.

The Department of Ecology’s Working Definition of Sustainability: “Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Sustainability in Solid Waste & Recycling

Scholarship Program

The WRRA Scholarship Program was established in 2006 and made its initial awards in 2007 for the 2007-08 school year. The program is intended to assist WRRA member company employees and their children to continue education in college or vocational school programs.