NWRA Files Comments with EPA on Proposed Funding Programs for Zero-emission Heavy-duty Vehicles

 NWRA Files Comments with EPA on Proposed Funding Programs for Zero-emission Heavy-duty Vehicles

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its Development of Guidance for Zero-Emission Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Port Equipment, and Fueling Infrastructure Deployment Under the Inflation Reduction Act Funding Programs. NWRA urged the agency to find ways to expand funding opportunities for Class 8 short-haul vehicles and work with the Department of Energy to ensure the vehicle charging infrastructure can support any expansion.

“With the projected adoption of zero-emission vehicles in the waste industry, we ask that EPA work with the U.S. Department of Transportation to resolve the challenges created by the increased weight of heavy batteries on electric vehicles,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “We encourage the federal government to find ways for the agencies to work together to help resolve these issues.”

NWRA’s 700-plus member companies have a unique perspective in that the Association represents both the manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks, including Mack Trucks, Volvo Group, Freightliner Trucks and Autocar, as well as the haulers that buy from them, such as WM, Republic Services, GFL Environmental and Waste Connections, among many others.


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 various other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste & Recycling Association