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NWRA URGES SENATE LEADERS TO PRIORITIZE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE INDUSTRIES IN STIMULUS PACKAGE

Monday, March 23, 2020   (0 Comments)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 23, 2020

NWRA URGES SENATE LEADERS TO PRIORITIZE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE INDUSTRIES IN STIMULUS PACKAGE

Homeland Security has Designated Solid Waste as Part of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

 

Arlington, VA – In a letter sent March 22, the National Waste and Recycling Association called upon Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to prioritize critical infrastructure industries, which includes waste and recycling, in the stimulus package that is under consideration in Congress.

 

“Our member companies collect residential, commercial, industrial, and medical waste. Our services are vital to protect public health. We will continue to operate throughout this crisis and at times we will not be compensated. We ask that the economic stimulus package prioritize assistance to critical infrastructure industries as identified by the Department of Homeland Security,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.

 

The Department of Homeland Security designated solid waste collection as an essential critical infrastructure industry upon a request made by NWRA to Secretary Wolf.

 

 

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ABOUT NWRA

The National Waste and Recycling Association represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states, and DC and include companies that manage waste collection, 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.

 

Contact:

Brandon Wright

National Waste and Recycling Association

bwright@wasterecycling.org

202-364-3706