NWRA Joins Over 60 Trade Groups in Support of the Equality Act

NWRA Joins Over 60 Trade Groups in Support of the Equality Act

Legislation Would Amend Federal Law to Protect Against Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) joined 64 trade associations on a letter to Congressional leadership urging support for H.R. 5, the Equality Act. The legislation would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to affirm clear protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

“Our member companies recognize the value of equal opportunity because it enables them to attract and retain the most talented employees, serve their customers and communities better and it is the right thing to do. We urge Congress to pass the Equality Act so that all people can pursue the American Dream,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.

A copy of the letter along with a list of signatories can be found here.


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