NWRA Urges States to Provide Clarity on New Vehicle Registrations

NWRA Urges States to Provide Clarity on New Vehicle Registrations

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) wrote to the nation’s governors requesting each state issue guidance related to the registration of new vehicles. NWRA member companies continue to operate and have collection vehicles that need to be properly registered with the state motor vehicle agency before they enter service.

“NWRA members remain on the job during the COVID-19 health crisis. While we have found the states to be flexible on extending current registrations, the issuance of first-time registration plates for new vehicles has yet to be addressed. We urge quick consideration of this request so that our member companies can continue to provide these essential services for the public health,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.

NWRA has remained engaged with federal, state and local governments urging regulatory flexibility and financial aid during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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