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Join NRC

Aside from supporting the nation’s only organization that represents on-the-ground recyclers working throughout the country, membership in the National Recycling Coalition comes with many benefits such as discounts to national and regional events and workshops; access to monthly webinars on cutting-edge topics; ability to participate in programmatic council work; networking opportunities; quarterly e-newsletter and more!

Additional Benefits of Belonging to the NRC

  • A unified, national voice for the recycling community.
  • Forums for multi-sector collaboration and cooperation on vital issues.
  • NRC builds and sustains lasting partnerships among the diverse interests in the recycling community.
  • NRC develops educational and information tools in support of recycling and sustainable materials management programs.
  • NRC distributes information on technology, program, and policy developments.
  • NRC is involved in the development of programs to enhance technology, management practices, and consumer education.
  • NRC establishes and maintains relations with federal legislative and regulatory officials on matters of importance to the recycling community.
  • NRC advocates for policies that enhance the role and performance of recycling and sustainable materials management at all levels of government and businesses
  • NRC identifies and undertakes critical research on recycling and sustainable material management.
  • NRC builds alliances with other associations and organizations with shared goals.

If you are a member of a state recycling organization that is an organizational member of the NRC, you are also a member of the NRC.  State recycling organizations that are NRC members are listed on our Affiliates page.


Select a price for Base or Organizational Membership to Join the NRC.

Member Class Membership Base Membership Organizational Membership
For Profit Businesses $500.00 $2,500.00
Trade Associations $500.00 $1,000.00
Professional/Membership/Non-Profit Orgs $500.00 $1,000.00
Universities/Colleges/School Districts $500.00 $1,000.00
Government Members $500.00 $1,000.00
Individuals $100.00 N/A
Student $35.00 N/A

Basic Membership = 1 voting member, text format acknowledgement

Organizational Membership = One voting and up to 4 additional non-voting members, graphic format acknowledgement on web, print, etc. channels.


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