NWRA Minnesota Chapter Testifies on MPCA Budget

NWRA Minnesota Chapter Testifies on MPCA Budget

Arlington, VA – The Minnesota chapter of the National Waste & Recycling Association submitted testimony to the Minnesota House Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee, which raised questions about how funds would be allocated for certain grants. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) requested almost $17 million for solid waste grants with $13 million for non-specified projects.

The chapter expressed concern that the MPCA has not completed an analysis of the impacts of the grants on existing public and private sector businesses as required by state law. The chapter argued that there should be transparency in how the funds are allocated and that the process should be competitive and equitable.


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 & Recycling Association