NWRA Urges Senate to Pass Legislation to Fund Infrastructure Investments

NWRA Urges Senate to Pass Legislation to Fund Infrastructure Investments

Association Joins Coalition Calling for Passage of Transportation Bill to Address Infrastructure Deficit

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), a member of Infrastructure Working Group (IWG), joined with a broad collection of associations in a letter to Senate leaders urging passage of the America’s Transportation and Infrastructure Act.

“NWRA is proud to support the Infrastructure Working Group and its call for passage of a long-term solution to our infrastructure needs. I believe a robust investment in our infrastructure will make our roads and bridges safer, reduce transportation costs and make us more competitive globally,” said Darrell Smith, NWRA president and CEO.

The IWG has called for a federal infrastructure package that accomplishes six key principles:

  • Significantly increase direct federal investments in infrastructure;
  • Fix chronic challenges and address reoccurring shortages in key federal infrastructure accounts such as the Highway Trust Fund;
  • Complement and strengthen existing tools, such as municipal bonds, that successfully deliver infrastructure investments at the federal, state and local levels;
  • Facilitate opportunities for private investment in U.S. infrastructure;
  • Create efficiencies such as accelerating the federal permitting process, while continuing to provide environmental protections, and;
  • Encourage active participation among all levels of government and between public and private sectors without shifting federal responsibilities because no single partner can deliver a well-functioning, national U.S. infrastructure network driven by a long-term vision and funding stability.


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