First Piedmont Corporation is a proud member of the following associations. Our participation provides us with the opportunity to be well-involved and informed with industry trends and regulations that may affect our local communities and our environment.


National Waste and Recycling Association
Virginia Waste Industries Association (VWIA)
Virginia Recycling Association
Carolina Recycling Association



Safety Resources

     NWRA's Slow Down to Get Around Campaign

          The Association’s Slow Down to Get Around is a national safety campaign that reminds motorists to drive more carefully when near waste and  recycling collection vehicles. Being struck by motorists is a leading cause of death for waste and recycling collection employees, and with proper awareness, is completely preventable. Watch the NWRA video

     NWRA's Safety Stand Down

         The purpose of the NW&RA Safety Stand Down was to raise awareness of and prevent fatalities & injuries related to backing vehicles in the waste & recycling industry. Fatalities caused by backing vehicles continue to be a leading cause of death for waste & recycling workers, accounting for nearly 30% of industry worker fatalities in 2015. Those deaths were preventable. Please join the NW&RA and our partners the week of January 25 – 29, 2016 in creating a safe and productive waste & recycling industry.

First Piedmont was proud to participate in this national initiative.

Educational Resources

To learn more about the waste management and recycling industry, enjoy the links below.

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