National Recycling Coalition


The National Recycling Coalition is a non-profit organization that is focused on the promotion and enhancement of recycling in the United States. We are 23-affiliated recycling organizations strong, and have a network of more than 6,000 members that extends across waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting. The organization works to maintain a prosperous and productive recycling system that is committed to the conservation of natural resources, as well as accelerate sustainable approaches to the management of discarded materials.

The Coalition represents and advocates for every sector of the recycling industry across the country. (on the local, state and federal levels) We are the voice for our membership. We provide our members with the tools and resources they need to convey to their community members, decision makers, and the news media the important benefits that recycling provides to our economy and environment. We also develop meaningful partnerships with corporate, government, and nonprofit leaders to bring about important changes in the way we use, manage, and recycle natural resources.

During the 2016 Annual Resource Recycling Conference in New Orleans, the NRC Board of Directors adopted and presented the NRC Strategic Plan to its’ membership. This plan helps to guide the NRC in accomplishing four major goals (listed below with no particular order):

NRC is seen as the primary forum where stakeholders come together to share information and address issue of mutual concern,
Strong Recycling Organization Affiliate partnerships,
NRC seen as the reasoned voice on policy issues,
NRC builds a sustainable/expanding membership, diverse funding and ensures its health and vitality.