-NWRA Staff
March 17, 2020

NWRA Requests FHWA to Issue Guidance to States to Lift Weight Requirements During COVID-19 Pandemic

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) sent a letter to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requesting the agency provide guidance to the states to issue special weight permits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“NWRA has made this request of FHWA to enable haulers to adequately respond to waste that will be generated from the COVID-19 pandemic. History has shown that where there is poor sanitation, disease and illness spread,” said Darrell Smith, NWRA president and CEO.

NWRA remains engaged with Congress and the Trump administration to include the waste industry in the national emergency declaration. Doing so would lift certain restrictions, allowing the waste industry to properly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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