-NWRA Staff
April 27, 2022

NWRA Urges Transportation Secretary to Support Projects that Ease Supply Chain Challenges

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) joined with other associations in a letter urging U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to invest grant money from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in projects aimed at easing supply chain challenges.

“The waste and recycling industry and the United States Postal Service are the only two entities that travel every road in America at least once a week,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “Investments in these projects will improve safety, help strengthen the American economy and enable the men and women of our industry to do their jobs even more efficiently.”

Over the past two years, the supply chain has endured extreme slowdowns due to pandemic-related pressures. Investments in freight movement enhancements will help alleviate economic burdens and strengthen the supply chain network to better withstand future disruptions.


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