NWRA Connecticut Chapter Opposed to Expanded Beverage Container Law

NWRA Connecticut Chapter Opposed to Expanded Beverage Container Law

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) Connecticut chapter testified in opposition to legislation that would make significant changes to the state’s bottle bill program. The bill would increase the number of products covered by the bottle bill program.

“The Connecticut chapter urges the state legislature to oppose SB 1037 and replace the nickel per bottle deposit with a smaller fee per bottle to invest in increasing recycling programs and curbside collection,” said Steve Changaris, Northeast regional vice president for NWRA. “Expanding the number of items included in the program will harm recycling facilities financially, driving up recycling costs for municipalities.”

Under the current structure, revenues from plastic and other items support recycling programs in Connecticut’s cities and towns. With fewer options for processing recyclables, the costs to municipalities would increase.


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