NWRA Supports Maryland Legislation to Make Collections Safer for Workers

NWRA Supports Maryland Legislation to Make Collections Safer for Workers

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

Arlington, VA – Today, National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) member companies, along with a coalition of supporters, testified in support of HB 531, legislation that would require drivers to slow down and safely change lanes when approaching certain vehicles from behind.

“We applaud Delegate Anne Healey (D-Prince George’s) and all the co-sponsors for supporting this legislation in the House of Delegates. Slow Down to Get Around legislation is a top priority for our industry. We are glad to have the opportunity to join with other organizations like AAA, AFSCME and our members, Waste Management, Republic Services and Goode Companies, to make our streets and roads safer,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.

For 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 including Virginia and West Virginia and under consideration in several more.


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