NWRA Responds to EPA’s PFAS Action Plan

NWRA Responds to EPA’s PFAS Action Plan

Arlington, VA – Today, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its comprehensive PFAS action plan. The action plan identifies the steps the EPA is taking to address PFAS. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, are found in a wide range of consumer products that people use daily such as cookware, pizza boxes and stain repellants. Most people have been exposed to PFAS.

“The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) is pleased that the EPA has released its action plan for PFAS. This issue is important to our members and we have been following it closely. NWRA looks forward to being a part of the process as we work with the agency to develop appropriate policies that are based on science,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.

Although the action plan does not impact landfills directly, landfills are impacted due to potential additional requirements made by downstream receptors for their leachate. In addition, regulators are increasingly requiring landfills to conduct additional monitoring for the most common PFAS compounds.


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