-NWRA Staff
August 13, 2019

NWRA Responds to EPA’s Updated Efforts to Advance U.S. Recycling System

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Status Report: Framework for Advancing the US Recycling System.”

“We appreciate EPA’s efforts to address national recycling issues. Our member companies work hard every day to help customers to recycle smarter to reduce contamination in the recycling stream. NWRA is encouraged by the regional and state market development workshops.

“We support incentives to encourage the growth of domestic recycling as we also assist our member companies’ efforts to expand existing markets and grow new ones for their services and recyclables. NWRA looks forward to working with the EPA on this initiative,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.

NWRA was a participant in the 2018 America Recycles Day summit and is currently working with the EPA on events for America Recycles Day this fall.


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