-NWRA Staff
September 9, 2022

NWRA’s New York City Chapter Files Comments on Congestion Pricing Proposal  

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) filed comments with New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) regarding its proposed Central Business District Tolling program, otherwise known as Congestion Pricing. NWRA urged the MTA to grant an exemption to the private waste and recycling industry.

“While NWRA appreciates the efforts of the MTA to reduce traffic congestion, the Central Business District Tolling program would have unintended consequences for the waste and recycling industry,” said Lew Dubuque, vice president of chapter management at NWRA. “Without an exemption, this added fee is an additional tax on the industry that will be passed along to customers.”

In its comments, NWRA recommended MTA follow the example of London and exempt the toll from certain hours during periods of reduced congestion.


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 & Recycling Association