-NWRA Staff
February 1, 2023

NWRA Urges FTC to Extend Comment Period for Proposed Non-compete Rule

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) joined other associations on a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging the agency to extend the comment period by 60 days on its proposed rule related to non-compete clauses. NWRA and other business groups are seeking additional time to fully assess the effects of the proposal on their industries.

“The FTC acknowledges that this proposed rule would impact a significant portion of the economy,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “Given the breadth of this proposal, we urge the FTC to extend the comment period by 60 days, so we provide comprehensive comments to the commission.”

Non-compete clauses often are utilized by waste and recycling companies to protect their investments in employee training and keep their trade practices from being utilized against them by competitors within the industry. This still allows for employees who leave the industry to use their acquired skills and knowledge elsewhere.


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