-NWRA Staff
February 19, 2018

NWRA Supports Ohio Legislation to Make Waste and Recycling Collection Safer for Workers

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

Arlington, VA – National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) member companies continue to champion important safety legislation, SB127 sponsored by Ohio Senator Frank LaRose. Move Over or Slow Down to Get Around legislation would require drivers to slow down and safely change lanes when approaching certain vehicles from behind. Residential driver James Huchinson testified about being hit while performing collection duties, resulting in severe injuries and several months off of work.

“Slow Down to Get Around legislation is a top priority for our industry. 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 and under consideration in several more,” 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