Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association is pleased to announce that its members McNeilus Companies, Inc. and Environmental Solutions Group, have together contributed $100,000 to support the NWRA Women’s Council Scholarship program.

“On behalf of the Women’s Council, we thank Pat Carroll, President – Environmental Solutions Group and Brad Nelson, CEO, McNeilus Companies, Inc., for their generous support of the Scholarship program. “This is a tremendous gift by two leading NWRA member companies who value the men and women who make up this industry. By their example, we hope that other companies will consider investing in the future of this industry by contributing to the scholarship program.” said Peggy Macenas, Director, NWRA, Midwest Region and Director of the Women’s Council. “At a time when we are seeking to attract more workers to our industry, the work of the Women’s Council and its scholarships are important resources. Environmental Solutions Group is proud to support the Women’s Council,” said Pat Carroll.

Brad Nelson said, “On behalf of the McNeilus Companies, we are proud to support the Women’s Council Scholarship that helps to strengthen our industry.”

This year the Women’s Council will award four individuals with $7,500 toward their education goals. Since 2007, the Women’s Council has awarded $142,500 to 36 scholars.

The scholarships are limited to employees and dependents of NWRA member companies who wish to pursue a career in the solid waste and recycling industry. Scholarship applications are available here.

The McNeilus Companies and Environmental Solutions Group will be recognized at WasteExpo 2018 in Las Vegas in April for their generous support of the NWRA Women’s Council.


ABOUT NWRA’s Women’s Council
The Women’s Council is made up of NWRA member company employees who work together on education, professional development and manage the academic scholarship program. The National Waste & Recycling Association represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states, and include companies that manage garbage, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org

Brandon Wright
National Waste & Recycling Association