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NWRA Recognizes 2019 Infrastructure Week

Monday, May 13, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Caroline Gergely
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May 13, 2019


 Arlington, VA – The 7th annual Infrastructure Week begins today. NWRA is among the more than 500 organizations that have come together under the Infrastructure Week banner to support modernizing our nation’s infrastructure.

 “NWRA is proud to support robust investment in our infrastructure. It will make roads and bridges safer for our industry’s workforce and customers, reduce transportation costs, and make us more competitive globally,” said Darrell Smith, NWRA President and CEO.

 “Infrastructure is more than just transportation, though,” Smith continued. “Incentivizing increased domestic recycling capabilities is a vital part of any infrastructure package if we are to ensure the American economy’s continued growth.” 

 China historically has imported massive quantities of waste materials from the U.S. to be recycled and used in their manufacture of new products. This was mutually beneficial relationship until China closed its markets to U.S. imports. China’s import ban on recyclable materials coupled with the resurgence of the U.S. manufacturing sector have pushed the need for increased domestic recycling infrastructure to the forefront.

 NWRA calls upon Congress and the Trump Administration to do everything they can do to implement tax credits, block grants, and regulatory relief encouraging the development of stronger domestic recycling infrastructure.




The National Waste and 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


Brandon Wright

National Waste and Recycling Association