NWRA’s Connecticut Chapter Defeats EPR Legislation

NWRA’s Connecticut Chapter Defeats EPR Legislation

Arlington, VA – The Connecticut chapter of the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) defeated SB 115, legislation that would have implemented an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program for paper and packaging.

“I am pleased that our member companies were able to defeat SB 115,” said NWRA Vice President of Chapter Management Lew Dubuque. “The legislation would have increased costs to consumers and totally revamped an existing system that works. Unfortunately, state regulators did not engage the hauling community as part of its stakeholder outreach.”

“I applaud the efforts of our Connecticut chapter for a hard-fought win,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “Our chapters do important work advocating for our industry across the country.”


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