NWRA Colorado Chapter Now Called Rocky Mountain Chapter

NWRA Colorado Chapter Now Called Rocky Mountain Chapter

Chapter Expands to Include Members in Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association’s (NWRA) Colorado chapter voted to change its name to become the Rocky Mountain chapter in an effort to be more inclusive and represent the interests of NWRA members in the neighboring states of Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming.

“Our state chapters serve to amplify the voice of our members in the states where they operate. So many issues important to our industry start at the state and local level. Our state chapters are a valuable resource for members to advocate on behalf of the waste and recycling industry. I am pleased that the waste and recycling companies in Colorado see the value in expanding to include neighboring states,” said Darrell Smith, NWRA president and CEO.

The chapter will be focusing on Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radiative Materials (TENORM) legislation and partnering with customers and interest groups on recycling market conditions.

“There is a lot of energy from members in this chapter,” said Kirsti Nelson, NWRA Sunbelt regional director. “Colorado and the surrounding states have many independent haulers that can now align with larger ones in a unified voice around common issues to their public officials.”

The chapter elected Scott Hutchings, Waste Management, Inc., as its chairman and Bryce Isaacson, Western Disposal Services, Inc., as its vice chairman last year. They will continue to serve through 2019.


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.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association