SWANA applauds forward movement of the U.S. Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act of 2022
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has applauded the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for voting to move forward with the Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act of 2022 (S.3742). This bill would establish a pilot rural recycling program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
"SWANA is very pleased that the Senate EPW Committee is taking further action to support recycling. We agree that rural communities often lack access to recycling services and this bill will provide federal support that will help expand the collection of recyclables," stated David Biderman, SWANA executive director and CEO. "We urge Majority Leader Schumer to bring this bill to the Senate floor for prompt consideration," he added.
During the same meeting, the Committee also voted to move forward with the nomination of Dr. Carlton Waterhouse as assistant administrator for the office of land and emergency management (OLEM) of the Environmental Protection Agency. SWANA looks forward to continued engagement with Dr. Waterhouse.