SWANA supports passage of U.S. Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) supports the U.S. Senate passing the Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act (S. 3742) to establish a grant program for communities that 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," says David Biderman, SWANA executive director and 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 U.S. 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 access to recycling systems through investments in infrastructure in underserved communities. This will be achieved using a hub-and-spoke model for recycling infrastructure development.
SWANA strongly supports this legislation and is advocating for the House of Representatives to pass a companion bill.