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Solid Waste Association of North America Backs Call for $500m Federal Aid for Local Governments

In the US, over 170 organisations, including the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and Waste Management, have signed an open letter urging Congress to include direct relief to cities, towns, and villages in future federal assistance packages in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SWANA explained that the unprecedented coronavirus public health crisis has strained municipal budgets across the United States. This in turn is testing their ability to provide essential services to communities and support local economic activity in these critical times.

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