-NWRA Staff
February 19, 2018

NWRA Supports Kansas Legislation to Make Collections of Waste and Recycling Safer for Workers 

Kansas Would be the 17th State with Slow Down to Get Around Laws

Arlington, VA – National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) member companies, along with a coalition of supporters, testified in support of Senate Bill 272. Kansas Senator Mike Petersen authored this important safety legislation that would require drivers to slow down and safely change lanes when approaching waste and recycling trucks.

“Safety is a top priority for our industry. Slow Down to Get Around is a nationwide campaign by NWRA and its state chapters. In all states, NWRA encourages motorists to be aware of the roadside dangers facing waste and recycling collection workers. Over the past three years, NWRA and its chapters nationwide have successfully championed ‘Slow Down to Get Around’ legislation, which is now the law in 16 states,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.


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