-NWRA Staff
March 16, 2020

NWRA Applauds Virginia Governor’s Decision to Grant Relief to Waste Haulers from Certain Trucking Regulations During State of Emergency

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) applauds Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam for lifting Hours-of-Service and weight restrictions in Virginia for waste operations responding to COVID-19.

“We thank Governor Northam for including the waste industry in his waiver of weight and width restrictions as well as Hours-of-Service regulations. We urge the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to look favorably on our petition and do the same. History has shown that where there is poor sanitation, disease and illness spread,” said Darrell Smith, NWRA president and CEO.

NWRA continues to follow developments closely and has provided guidance to its members to address safe handling of waste 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