National Recycling Coalition


About Us

The National Recycling Coalition is a non-profit organization focused on promoting and enhancing recycling in the United States. Our network of more than 6,000 members extends across waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting. Together, We Are Recycling.  Join Us.

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We Are Recycling.

“Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.”

R. Buckminster Fuller

The Coalition

Through our vast coalition of members, the National Recycling Coalition represents and advocates for nearly all recyclers.  We use our unified strength to enhance our members, develop engaging recycling programs, and help create an environmentally sustainable economy.

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We Are Growing.

“This growing mountain of garbage and trash represents not only an attitude of indifference toward valuable natural resources, but also a serious economic and public health problem.”

Jimmy Carter

Get Involved

Help us recycle! Get involved and make a difference in your community. Learn about upcoming events, webinars, volunteer opportunities, and how to join the NRC.

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We Are Active.

“I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.”

Mother Teresa


Think you know everything about recycling? Think again. Check out the NRC Education Center for videos, articles, and studies from around the recycling industry.

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We Are Curious.

“…we confront the underlying truth of a society in which enormous productive capacities and market forces have harnessed human needs and desires, without regard to the long or even short-term future of life on the planet.”

Stuart Ewen


Want to learn more about the NRC? Check out recent articles, videos, and photos about our organization and efforts.

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We Are Innovative.