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SWANA Supports Passage of Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act

Urges House of Representatives to schedule legislation for a vote quickly

Silver Spring, MD - The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) supports Senate passage of the Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act (S. 3742) to establish a grant program for communities who lack recycling access.

“SWANA applauds the Senate for unanimously passing the Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act and urges the House of Representatives to schedule it for a vote quickly,” stated David Biderman, SWANA Executive Director & CEO. “This bill will help rural and disadvantaged communities improve their recycling systems, and we will work to encourage robust funding for the program," Biderman added.

The bill directs the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create a Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Program to award competitive grants to states, local governments, Tribes, and public-private partnerships. The goal is to fund projects that will significantly improve accessibility to recycling systems through investments in infrastructure in underserved communities. This will be achieved with the use of a hub-and-spoke model for recycling infrastructure development.

SWANA strongly supported this legislation and is advocating for the House of Representatives to pass a companion bill.

About SWANA

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For close to 60 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.

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