​NRECA filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in support of the agency's proposal to add hazardous waste aerosol cans to the universal waste program under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). NRECA sees the success of EPA's current universal waste program as well as state programs as testament to the benefits and protectiveness that can be expected by managing aerosol cans as universal waste. Regulating aerosol cans as universal waste will reduce waste management costs for America's electric cooperatives and increase the recycling and recovery of metals in these cans without increasing the risk to the environment. FULL COMMENTS

NRECA is a member of the Utility Solid Waste Actitivites Group (USWAG), which also filed comments with EPA on this proposal.