NWRA and SWANA Respond to West Virginia’s Proposed Changes to Air Quality Rules For Landfills

NWRA and SWANA Respond to West Virginia’s Proposed Changed to Air Quality Rules for Landfills

Comments Urge State Agency to Delay Action Pending U.S. EPA Review of Federal Rules

Arlington, VA– Last week, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) filed comments with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Division of Air Quality in response to the agency’s proposed revisions to the state’s air quality rules for landfills.

“As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fulfills its obligations to review federal air quality rules for landfills, NWRA and SWANA believe the most appropriate decision for our industry is for West Virginia to delay action until the EPA can complete its work,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.

“SWANA and NWRA continue to work together to ensure that states understand that with EPA’s decision to reconsider the Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills rule, the most prudent plan is to delay any action until that process is complete. This is the best course to take for the states, the industry and the communities we serve,” said David Biderman, SWANA executive director and CEO.


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

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 50 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses. For more information, visit SWANA.org.


Brandon Wright
Communications Director
National Waste & Recycling Association


Sara Swanson
Marketing Coordinator, SWANA