NWRA Releases 2019 Federal Legislative & Regulatory Agenda

NWRA Releases 2019 Federal Legislative & Regulatory Agenda

Arlington, VA –  The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) released its Federal Legislative & Regulatory Agenda for 2019 in advance of the House and Senate finalizing committee assignments for members of the 116th Congress. This document stakes out the waste and recycling industry’s policy positions on three dozen federal issues.

“Last year, NWRA’s Government Affairs Committee approved 36 policy positions on the most pressing federal issues impacting the waste and recycling industry. We have updated these positions for 2019 to reflect changes in congressional priorities as well as our successes from 2018,” stated NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “We will continue our aggressive lobbying effort in support of these policies aimed at maintaining a strong and robust waste and recycling industry that benefits the American public.”

Jim Riley, vice president for federal affairs and deputy general counsel, added, “NWRA welcomes the freshmen members of Congress. We look forward to engaging both sides of the political aisle to achieve bipartisan solutions on our industry’s top issues.”


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