NWRA Urges Congress to Pass Comprehensive Data Privacy Legislation

NWRA Urges Congress to Pass Comprehensive Data Privacy Legislation

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) joined with other associations on a letter to senators and representatives urging support for comprehensive data privacy legislation. California passed consumer data protection legislation more than three years ago, and other states have followed creating a patchwork of data privacy laws and regulations with vastly different duties, scopes and methods of enforcement.

“With each new privacy law adopted by a state, compliance becomes more challenging and confusing,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “We strongly urge Congress to bring regulatory certainty to this issue with the passage of one national standard that provides meaningful and robust protections for consumers.”

Setting a single nationwide standard for consumer data privacy would benefit waste and recycling companies and their customers who are increasingly interacting with their providers online to order services or make payments.

Data is foundational to America’s 21st-century economic growth and keeping society safe, healthy and inclusive. Fundamental to the use of data is trust and a national privacy law that is clear and fair to businesses and consumers.


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