NWRA Establishes Chapter in Colorado

NWRA Establishes Chapter in Colorado

Arlington, VA – Today, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) announced it has established a chapter in Colorado, strengthening its presence in the Rocky Mountain state.

“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 establishing a chapter with us,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.

The chapter will be focusing on flow control, permitting, local ordinances and Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radiative Materials (TENORM) legislation.

“There is a lot of energy from members around forming this chapter,” said Kirsti Nelson, NWRA Sunbelt regional director. “Colorado has 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.

NWRA’s Sunbelt regional office is exploring expanding the group to a multi-state chapter to include New Mexico and Wyoming, as these states share similar legislative topics as Colorado.


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