NWRA Releases 2018 Legislative and Regulatory Priorities

NWRA Releases 2018 Legislative and Regulatory Priorities

Arlington, VA – Today, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) released its 2018 Federal Legislative and Regulatory Agenda. This document details three dozen policy issues impacting the waste and recycling industry at the federal level.

“Through the hard work of our members and our leadership team, we have identified 36 of the most pressing federal issues facing our industry today. We will embark on an aggressive lobbying effort to engage members of Congress and federal agencies on these issues to alleviate burdens and work to maintain a strong and robust industry,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.

Earlier this year, NWRA launched a grassroots program to alert lawmakers at all levels of government to the policies and decisions that affect the waste and recycling industry. This program enables NWRA members to connect directly with their members of Congress and federal regulatory officials to urge support for the policies advocated for in the legislative and regulatory agenda.

“At a time like this, when China has tightened restrictions on imports of recyclables and as we move forward on our legislative and regulatory agenda, it is vital to our industry that lawmakers hear directly from their constituents, our members,” said Jim Riley, vice president of federal affairs and deputy general counsel.


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