NWRA Submits Comments on EPA’s Proposed Recycling Education Toolkit

NWRA Submits Comments on EPA’s Proposed Recycling Education Toolkit

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with recommendations to the agency’s Recycling Education and Outreach Grant Program and Model Recycling Program Toolkit.

“NWRA and its member companies support EPA’s efforts to develop a Model Recycling Program Toolkit aimed at strengthening recycling efforts nationwide,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.”We appreciate this opportunity to share our industry’s perspective and offer best practices to help develop a robust toolkit.”

In its comments, NWRA provided guidance on standard terminology, recommended identifying items that cannot be recycled as well as those that can and suggested that communications efforts should be measured for effectiveness.

NWRA believes that the best messaging needs to be repeated and reinforced. The EPA should focus on how to provide messaging over the long term.


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 various other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association