-NWRA Staff
March 31, 2020

NWRA Joins Associations Seeking Financial Assistance for Small Businesses

Calls on President and Congress to Establish COVID-19 Business and Employee Continuity and Recovery Fund

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) joined other trade associations on a letter to President Donald Trump, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Senate and House leaders urging support for additional financial assistance to help businesses remain open during the COVID-19 health crisis. In the letter, the groups propose the “COVID-19 Business and Employee Continuity and Recovery Fund” to further assist with economic recovery.

“NWRA thanks the president and Congress for working together to pass the CARES Act. There are provisions in that law that are important to our member companies. We also believe there is a need for a short-term and immediate pathway forward to help businesses retain and rehire employees, maintain benefits for employees and meet operating expense obligations,” said NWRA President Darrell Smith.


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