-NWRA Staff
April 15, 2020

NWRA Urges COVID-19 Tests for Businesses and Work Sites

Joins National Safety Council and Other Associations on Letter to White House

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) joined the National Safety Council and other trade associations on a letter to the White House urging the federal government to make COVID-19 testing available to employers maintaining operations during the health crisis.

“We urge the federal government to provide testing resources to essential businesses that continue to operate. Without access to testing, employees may be asymptomatic and spread the disease to co-workers and the public,” 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