-NWRA Staff
June 28, 2022

NWRA’s Kentucky Chapter Comments on Five-year Solid Waste Plan for Louisville

Arlington, VA – The Kentucky chapter of the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) sent a letter with comments to the Louisville Metro Solid Waste Board as it considers the Louisville/Jefferson County Solid Waste Management District Five-Year Plan. The chapter noted that the Metro Louisville diversion rate of 54 percent is significantly higher than its regional peers including Nashville (24 percent) and Indianapolis (7 percent).

“Private sector haulers, disposal and materials recovery facilities have been leaders in driving that rate and will continue to lead as Metro Louisville seeks to achieve its goals to improve waste diversion and recycling rates,” said Bob Lee, Ecotech president and chairman of NWRA’s Kentucky chapter.


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 various other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association