NWRA Urges Baltimore City to Reconsider Air Quality Regulations

NWRA Urges Baltimore City to Reconsider Air Quality Regulations

Says Proposed Rule is Costly and Unfairly Targets Incinerators

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) sent a letter to the Baltimore City Council urging it to reconsider proposed air quality regulations. The regulations would require the installation of monitoring equipment that is costly and may not accurately measure the air emissions as required by the proposed rule.

“NWRA believes there is uncertainty concerning the technical feasibility of achieving lower emissions standards and believes the costs related to the installation of the air pollution controls and monitoring equipment necessary to comply with these proposed regulations have not been fully considered. Furthermore, the Wheelabrator and Curtis Bay facilities are already regulated by strict state and federal regulations. We urge the Baltimore City Council to reconsider this proposed rule,” 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