The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has granted the National Waste and Recycling Association’s (NWRA) motion for a preliminary injunction against the Warrick County (Ind.) Solid Waste Management District, which tried to institute an exclusive waste and recycling program in late 2015.
In an effort to increase recycling, Warrick County awarded a construction contract to Aigner Construction to build Renewable Resources LLC, a recycling processing center, with the intention of it being the county’s sole contractor for waste and recycling. This effort was made to ensure that the county had an adequate supply of waste to be recycled so that it could pay for the curbside program, Kevin Kraushaar, NWRA vice president of government affairs and chapter operations and general counsel, told Waste360 in an interview. In the process of awarding a contract to a sole contractor, the county cut out a lot of local private-sector players, many of which are NWRA members.