NSWMA Adopts E-Waste Policy

Washington, D.C. -- The National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) has adopted a policy that supports financial backing for electronic waste (e-waste) recycling. NSWMA’s stance is a reaction to miscalculations in previous legislation, which required states to recycle but didn’t provide financial support. NSWMA says that as a result, recycling became an unfunded mandate for local governments and their contracted hauling and recycling companies.

Therefore, NSWMA supports e-waste recycling legislation that builds on an existing solid waste and recycling infrastructure, provides financial support through either advance recycling fees or take-back provisions, ensures environmental health and safety standards, and supports programs to develop new processing technologies.