March 17, 2016-Full of Scrap

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

  • From the Director’s Chair-Oil Prices Effect Recycling Industry and Real Green Beer
  • NRRA News-The 2016 Conference Brochure & On-Line Registration are NOW AVAILABLE!
  • March Pricing Guide
  • School News You Can Use-USDA Grant Work Continues
  • New Hampshire the Beautiful
  • NHDES-New Operator Training Has been Scheduled!
  • Massachusetts News
  • National News
  • Classifieds
  • NRRA Calendar-Deadline for Conference Award Nominations is March 18th!!

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~Recycling Fact of the Day~

In the United States, more than 40 percent of municipal solid waste is paper — about 71.8 million tons a year.

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Kermit the Frog in Directors ChairFROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR

The 35th Annual Conference Brochure is out and the link is HERE to review all the great workshops! The speakers are ready, the NRRA Staff is on the case and Kermit is excited. Register live on line today for your early bird discount.

Last month the Full of Scrap Newsletter focused on the ongoing debate of recycling economics and landfill costs. It was a lengthy discussion to reaffirm our commitment to common sense. We Believe it is never okay to landfill anything and that manufacturers should only make materials that can be recycled!  The article below gives additional insight in to the challenges that are at the forefront in our recycling industry. The debate shows no signs of abating but the NRRA position remains steady: recycle everything possible and stop producing materials that cannot be re-purposed.

 

 

st pattys beerOn a lighter note, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day see the innovative (and slightly suspect) recycling of waste water into beer! Maybe if it were for koolaid, but for Beer? 

This Brewery Is Making Beer From Recycled Waste Water

Let’s toast to environmentally friendly beer!

Rachel Gebreyes, Huffington Post

Amid California’s drought, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is reducing its environmental footprint by making beer from recycled wastewater. The water, taken from sinks, showers and washing machines, hasn’t impacted the taste of the beer either. Mavericks Tunnel Vision IPA passed a taste test at a Bay Area sustainability conference with flying colors last year.

Check out the video HERE to see exactly how the brewing company makes the beverage. 

 

NHDESBe sure to see the recently added New Operator Training Schedule in the NHDES Section Below!

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NRRA NEWS

It’s HERE!!  The 2016 NRRA Conference Registration Brochure!

Brand new and hot off the press, the 2016 NRRA Conference Registration Brochure will soon be landing in your email “inbox” and very possibly your US Mail box very soon!  If you missed it, click the image below to download the PDF version of the brochure which includes workshop descriptions, a basic schedule and a writable PDF registration form that you can download, fill out and mail back to us.  Online Registration is NOW available (see below for details).  No matter which way you prefer to register, don’t delay because you won’t want to miss this year’s 35th Anniversary Conference!

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…And, to make registration even easier, online registration is now live!

Making it even easier than ever to register for our Annual Recycling Conference!!  We’ve worked hard to develop user friendly on-line registration forms for both our Attendees and our Exhibitors!  Please keep in mind that we’ve never before used these forms and though we are confident you’ll appreciate the ease and convenience of registering on-line from the comfort of your home or office, we understand that there may be a hiccup or two while we work through the beginning phases.  If you experience any problems at all registering for our conference, please call Stacey Morrison at 736-4401 ext. 20 or email her at smorrison@nrra.net .  Likewise, if you have positive feedback, we’d love to hear from you as well!

Click Here for Online Attendee Registration

Click Here for Online Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration

 

NRRA Recycling Award Nominations Wanted!!
**Deadline Approaching**

award-pic-e1367140951374Do you know an individual, organization, or group who makes being green look easy?? You should nominate them for an NRRA Recycling Award!  NRRA will once again be holding an Awards luncheon on Monday, May 16th at the conference. Each year NRRA recognizes outstanding contribution to the recycling efforts.  Please submit to NRRA any individual or program you think deserves recognition, and we will consider those for various awards. Innovative ideas, programs, or individuals can all be recognized so don’t hesitate to suggest a program or individual who makes a difference in your community.  Click here for the 2016 Award Nomination FormAward nominations should be submitted no later than March 18th, 2016.  Award Categories include:

  •  Most Programs thru NRRA in 2015
  • NH The Beautiful 2015 Environmental Stewardship Award
  • NRRA 2015 “Outstanding Recycling Program”
  • NRRA 2015 “Volunteer of the Year”
  • NRRA 2015 “Business of the Year”
  • NRRA 2015 “Rookie of the Year”
  • NRRA “Special Recognition Award”

Sami Izzo Recycler of the Year Award

Please click here for the nomination form.

Who do you think deserves the “Recycler of the Year Award” this year?

NRRA is proud and honored to present the “Sami Izzo Recycler of the Year” Award. This award is given annually in remembrance of Sami Izzo who passed away on February 4, 2001.

Sami Izzo was a high energy and multi-talented individual who is best known for her contributions in the waste minimization and education fields. She also served with distinction on many volunteer boards and commissions throughout the Upper Valley of Vermont.

From 1991 to 2000, Sami was Program Director for the Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste Management District helping to create the Vermont HazWaste Network and the Upper Valley Compliance Officers Network. In 2000 Sami accepted the position of Recycling and Waste Minimization Coordinator at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center where she implemented a mercury reduction program, educated staff on waste management and assisted in the design of the building expansion program.

Notwithstanding the above contributions to the world of waste reduction and recycling, Sami will be most remembered for her quick wit, genuine smile, love of nature and outdoor activities, adoration of her children and uncompromising commitment to the environment.

Deadline for nominations is March 18, 2016.  Find the nomination form here!

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NRRA March 2016 Pricing Guide

The NRRA Pricing Guide for March 2016 is now available!  To Access it, please click HERE.  Please not that the pricing guide is password protected for Members Only.  If you need assistance accessing the guide or need the password, please contact Stacey at smorrison@nrra.net.

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Summer Freon Pricing Effective 4/1/2016!

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Regular/Summer Freon Pricing is Now in Effect :  Spring has sprung and we will soon be back to our regular pricing for Freon Recovery.  The effective dates for this pricing will be 4/01/16 – 9/30/16.

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SCHOOL NEWS YOU CAN USE

SCHOOL CLUB CONFERENCE

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The School CLUB will host our 7th Annual Conference on Tuesday, May 17.  By offering this annual event in May, we hope more students and teachers will be able to attend.  We already have several fantastic workshops lined up including a couple of schools that will share information on their successful recycling programs. As always, we also have a number of activities, games, scavenger hunt and surprises to make this a memorable event.  Mark your calendars and watch our website for new details as they become available!  REGISTRATION IS OPENING SOON!!!!

WANTED:  Your Award Nominations for the 7th Annual School Recycling Conference

This year’s Conference theme is “It’s Not Easy Being Green.”  Despite the challenges,  we know there are teachers, students and staff who are fighting to stay green.

Does your school have an individual, program or event that deserves special recognition for outstanding work in recycling?  These are just some of the award categories to be considered:

Wanted-Nominatons&Reward

  • Choose one of the above, or come up with your own category.
  • Winners will be announced and recognized at our Conference Awards Luncheon on May 17.
  • Please follow this link to the nomination form.  Deadline for nominations is March 18, 2016.

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NRRA’s USDA Grant Work Continues

Teachers Wanted

As part of our USDA grant initiative, NRRA is seeking assistance from teachers and school administrators in the targeted regions of Carroll, Coos, and Grafton counties in NH, and Bennington, Caledonia, Essex, Franklin, and Orleans counties in VT.

NRRA is updating our Recycling Curriculum to meet the needs of Common Core. We need your help in providing professional development workshops for in-service teachers, decision makers, and department professionals to present these revisions and get your feedback.

If you or your school is interested in assisting with this project, please contact NRRA’s School CLUB at THECLUB@nrra.net.

 NRRA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

To file a complaint of discrimination write, USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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NH THE BEAUTIFUL

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NH the Beautiful ‘Ups the Ante” for Floor Scale Grants
(And an NRRA Vendor will offer incentive discounts too!)

Since NRRA highly recommends our members acquire floor scales to tally and track weights of their material,  NH the Beautiful is generously offering grants for up to 50% of the cost of the scale.   Typically, NHtB offers up to 20% of purchase cost on most recycling equipment grants so this is a very special, limited time offer!   

Floor scales can range in price from $1500 – $2000 depending on type and style.  NRRA has an approved vendor who will offer a 20% discount to NRRA Members….it is feasible you could have floor scales at your facility for approximately $750!!

To obtain a quote and receive your 20% discount or to apply for a grant, contact your NRRA Member Services Representative for more information!

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Grants Program for NH Municipalities

Do you need equipment for your facility? A Floor Scale?  Storage Containers? 

All New Hampshire municipalities are eligible to apply for grants toward the purchase price of recycling equipment.  For more information or to apply for a grant, go to http://www.nhthebeautiful.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/equipment_grant_app_710.pdf, print & fill out the form and fax it to 603-736-4402.  If you do not have access to the internet, please give us a call, and we can fax or mail a form to you.  The next NH the Beautiful Board Meeting will be on February 18th, 2o16.  Please submit your grant applications by February 1st to have them considered at this next meeting!

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NH the Beautiful Provides FREE Facility Signs

Bradford Thank You for Recycling SignAll NH municipalities are eligible to apply for FREE facility signs.  NHtB has been providing professional looking signs for NH municipalities since 1983.  Under the NHtB Sign Program, New Hampshire Municipalities are all eligible to apply for signs (60 points each fiscal year or until funds run out).  The NHtB fiscal year runs November 1-October 31.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Stacey at 603-736-4401 x.20. To maximize your points, you can also order “recycled” signs or overlays for existing signs!

For a complete list of sign options and to order signs, click here  Complete Sign Packet.  Simply print the forms you need, mail or fax them to 603-736-4402.

Please NOTE!!! You can only use points to order signs that are on the list.  Words can be removed, but nothing can be added.  Custom signs are available for purchase.  Contact the NRRA for details.

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NHtB Also has Clear Stream Containers and 14-Gallon Recycling Bins for Sale at Discounted Prices 

Click the links below to find out how you can get yours!  Please note that effective July 1, 2015 the cost of the 14 gallon Curbside Recycling Bins have increased by .50 cents a bin.  We regret this unavoidable increase but assure you that these bins are still being offered at a great discounted rate to all Towns, Schools, Businesses and non-profit organization who apply. 

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Click here for ClearStream info.

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Click here for Curbside Recycling Bin info.

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Visit NH the Beautiful on Facebook and Twitter

facebook like To see all the latest that NH the Beautiful is doing for NH check out their Facebook Page! Click the following link –  https://www.facebook.com/pages/NH-The-Beautiful/253682871403932

 We are also on Twitter and Instagram

NH the Beautiful, Inc. (NHtB) is a private non-profit charitable trust founded in 1983 and supported by the soft drink, malt beverage, and grocery industries of New Hampshire. By offering municipal recycling grants (over $2.5 million) and signs, anti-litter programs, and technical assistance to recycling programs, NHtB is a unique organization that represents a voluntarily-funded alternative to expensive legislation intended to achieve the same end results.  NHtB supports the NRRA School Education Program (the Club).  The Northeast Resource Recovery Association (www.nrra.net) administers the New Hampshire the Beautiful programs.

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NH DES NEWS

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2015 AFR Forms for Solid Waste Facilities Available Online

Each year, permitted solid waste facilities are required to report their regulated activities to DES.  The 2015 Annual Facility Report (AFR) forms for all facilities, including Transfer Stations and Scrap Metal Facilities, are online at http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/waste/swmb/css/categories/forms.htm.  Reports are due March 31, 2016 and can be submitted in the mail, by fax (271-2456) or electronically, either as a pdf or email attachment to:  solidwasteinfo@des.nh.gov.  Send questions to solidwasteinfo@des.nh.gov or call 271-2925.  Staff will also be available to answer questions in person on March 22, from 9:00 to 3:00.

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Solid Waste Facility Operator Certification for First-Time Applicants

Applicants must:

  • Submit a Solid Waste Facility Operator Certification Application with a $50 fee to receive Processed Applicant status and be scheduled to attend the next available Basic Training.
  • Complete Basic Solid Waste Facility Operator Training to receive Assistant Operator or Principal Operation certification.

Basic Solid Waste Facility Operator Training for First-Time Applicants

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) has scheduled four Solid Waste Facility Operator Basic Trainings for the spring of 2016. The dates and locations are listed below. Registration will close two weeks before the date of each training. Please note: there is limited seating capacity at each location.

Date Location Capacity
Tuesday, May 3 Portsmouth, NHDES Portsmouth Regional Office
Pease International Tradeport
222 International Drive, Suite 175
Portsmouth, NH
45
Friday, May 6 Keene, Courtyard Marriott Downtown
75 Railroad Street
Keene, NH
45
Tuesday, May 10 Lincoln, Indian Head Resort
664 US Route 3
Lincoln, NH
50
Thursday, May 12 Concord, NHDES
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH
115

Each Basic Training will begin promptly at 8:30 am, so please arrive no later than 8:15 am to sign in. Testing begins around 2:30 pm. Lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided to all attendees.

If you are a solid waste facility operator with Processed Applicant status, you must attend one of the trainings. Please contact us at (603) 271-2925 or solidwasteinfo@des.nh.gov to register. Solid waste facility operators who don’t have Processed Applicant status must submit an initial application and $50 fee to NHDES in order to register to attend one of the trainings listed above. If you have any questions, please contact us.

NHDES Continuing Professional Development Classes for Existing Solid Waste Operators

For anyone needing additional credits for the NHDES recertification, please see the schedule below or visit the NHDES website at http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/waste/swrtas/workshop.htm

SW Facility Managers:  What You Need to Know Tuesday Mar-22-2016 9:00-12:00 1:00-4:00 NHDES Concord Mar-15-2016
Discarded Textiles Management Friday Apr-22-2016 9:00-12:00 None NHDES Concord Apr-15-2016
Food Scrap Management Thursday May-5-2016 9:00-12:00 None NHDES Concord Apr-28-2016
Bulky Waste Management Tuesday Jun-14-2016 9:00-12:00 None NHDES Concord Jun-7-2016

Notes:

1. All workshops are subject to change.
2. Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop session begins.
3. To register for a workshop, please contact Nelson Ordway at 271-2925 or nelson.ordway@des.nh.gov

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MASSACHUSETTS NEWS

Burlington Community Food Pantry’s newest partner is food rescuer Lovin’ Spoonfuls

Chris Warren, Wicked Local News

Lovin Spoonfuls ImageTucked away in a building on St. Mark’s Episcopal Church grounds off Terrace Hall Avenue, the Burlington Community Food Pantry was humming with activity.

About a dozen volunteers — all Burlington residents — arrived midmorning. Nonperishable foods, such as canned soup and boxed cereal, had already been sorted and shelved. However, perishable foods had to be readied for clients that would be arriving between noon and 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 10.

To accomplish this, volunteers took produce, dairy and meat out of refrigerators and arranged them in baskets, bins and coolers.

The oranges, apples, iceberg lettuce and cucumbers are a standing donation from the Rotary Club of Burlington for many years. The cauliflower, cabbage, potatoes (regular and sweet), clementines and onions were from the Greater Boston Food Bank, picked up by a volunteer willing to drive a truck into Boston and bring the food back to the pantry. The peppers, broccoli, baby arugula, baby romaine and fennel were delivered by Lovin’ Spoonfuls the day before, a new food pantry partner that has come on board within the last nine months.

To round out the produce selection on this Wednesday, a volunteer, using funds donated to People Helping People, the umbrella organization that runs the pantry, drove to Market Basket to get bananas and tomatoes.

As time was approaching noon, some of the volunteers could be heard remarking, “The Lovin’ Spoonfuls” truck is late today,” as they anxiously looked out the windows.

Within a few minutes, the Lovin’ Spoonfuls refrigerated box truck arrived and its driver, Sarah Garrett, introduced herself as a food rescuer. She is a professional driver employed by Lovin’ Spoonfuls who is insured and ServSafe certified. She announced she had a good selection of produce, fish sticks, cream cheese and prepared sandwiches.

“I’ll take it all,” said pantry co-director Jane McIninch.

Volunteers took boxes from Garrett into the pantry after McIninch logged the type of food in each box, its weight and its origin. The day’s delivery included 243 pounds of food from Whole Foods, Stop & Shop and Wegmans.

Lovin’ Spoonfuls in a Brookline-based nonprofit established in 2010 with a mission of “distributing wholesome, fresh food that would otherwise be thrown away from grocery stores, produce wholesalers, farms and farmers’ markets, and distribute it to community nonprofits that feed Greater Boston’s hungry.”

McIninch said, “During the first few years of operation, Lovin’ Spoonfuls only redistributed fresh food within the Route 128 corridor. We contacted them. With Wegmans coming to town (in October 2014), it not only became way too much for us to go to all the grocery stores every day, it was more perishable food that we could give out in a week. They (Lovin’ Spoonfuls) were willing to do it because of the extra food.”

As of June 2015, Lovin’ Spoonfuls delivers fresh food from Wegmans to the Burlington pantry on weekdays (McIninch or volunteers go on weekends), the pantry takes what it needs and the rest of the food is taken by Lovin’ Spoonfuls to other local pantries and food banks that need it.

In her “Team Lovin’” bio, Garrett said she “believes the work that the Lovin’ Spoonfuls team does poses a challenge to the myth of scarcity — we produce plenty of food to feed the needy. She is honored to be doing work that helps people survive the struggle with dignity and fresh vegetables.”

Up to 40 percent of food in America goes to waste, according to a 2012 report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. Lovin’ Spoonfuls is one of two nonprofits in Massachusetts dedicated to feeding more people by reducing food waste. The other nonprofit is Cambridge-based Food For Free.

A state law adopted less than two years ago also contributes to the reduction of food waste. The Commercial Food Waste Disposal Ban, which went into effect Oct. 1, 2014, prohibits the disposal of commercial organic waste by businesses and institutions that dispose of one ton or more per week.

Since the passage of that ban, donations of fresh organic produce, dairy and bread have increased, which in turn has resulted in the Burlington food pantry expanding its services. Organic food is nutrient-rich but also has a limited shelf life. The Burlington food pantry now distributes produce and other fresh food to clients on a weekly basis.

Pantry volunteers

Burlington Community Food Pantry is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. and every second Wednesday and every fourth Thursday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. To receive access to the pantry’s services, a resident must first be certified through the Burlington Youth and Family Services Department.

The pantry depends on Burlington residents and employees of Burlington businesses to share volunteering duties that include sorting and shelving canned goods, being personal shoppers for clients as they choose their groceries for the week and collecting food donations from bins located at grocery stores. Also important are monetary donations, which are used to pay utilities for the pantry building — which is rent-free, courtesy of St. Mark’s — and to purchase food as supply gaps arise.

For many of the volunteers, what they do is much more than helping “people in need” — they are helping and meeting friends, neighbors and residents in the community. Due to the social interaction and cozy environment, everyone seems to blend together, making it difficult to distinguish who are the volunteers and who are the clients.

Burlington resident Rick Brown has been volunteering every Wednesday and every fourth Thursday for five months.

“It’s fun. I enjoy helping people,” said Brown, who said he often helps by bringing groceries to clients’ cars.

Another volunteer helping out Feb. 10 was a young man named Nick Ciardi, who heard about the need for volunteers at his church, the United Church of Christ, Congregational. He mentioned the pantry’s need for volunteers to his friend Andrew Bradley, who decided to volunteer, too. Bradley described the atmosphere as “nice and friendly,” and Ciardi said he thought the “pantry process (of gathering and distributing food) was amazing.”

Kathy Krieg, who has been volunteering at the pantry for a few years, and previously volunteered for Meals on Wheels for 20 years, said, “I’ve been a Burlington resident for 43 years. I can’t believe I waited this long to become a volunteer. I honestly think that I get more out of it than they do.”

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NATIONAL NEWS

EPA SMM Web Academy Webinar Series:  Changes in the Waste Stream — the Future of the Curbside Material Mix

Thursday March 31, 2016 at 1:00pm – 2:30pm EST

REGISTER HERE  or https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6194107920140187650

**NOTE** NRRA is being told that NHDES will offer a 1.5 hr credit to anyone who participates/views this webinar.  You will need a supervisor witness to provide documentation that you watched the webinar—or you might receive an e-mail from EPA thanking you for watching.

Description:  

Recycling is fundamentally about supplying raw materials to buyers.  This reality has been beset by two major trends in the last decade.  The first is the “evolving ton,” which has led to precipitous changes in what Americans put in their recycling rollcarts.  Compounding that problem is the ongoing decline in end market-value for recyclables and other commodities.

In addition, seemingly ever-increasing recycling rate goals are conflicting with a growing shift from traditional weight-based perceptions of program success to a more holistic assessment of the material stream.  All of this leads to the question: How will this affect your recycling program now and for years to come?

Our speakers will give a broad overview of what you can expect in your programs as the material mix, commodity values and goals collide.
Speakers:

Chaz Miller, director of policy and advocacy for the National Waste & Recycling Association

Chaz Miller, director of policy and advocacy for the National Waste & Recycling Association

Chaz Miller, Director of Policy/Advocacy
National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA).  

Chaz is on the staff of the NWRA, a trade association for private sector haulers, recyclers, composters, and disposal companies.  He has been involved in recycling since 1976 when he joined the Source Separation Program of the US EPA’s Resource Recovery Division.  He has also worked for the Glass Packaging Institute.

Miller has been a keynoter and speaker at recycling and solid waste conferences in the United States, Canada, Japan and China. He was a plenary session speaker at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development Waste Management Conference in Tokyo, February 2011.

Miller writes “The Circular File”, an award-winning column for Waste 360 magazine.  He was Chairman of the Board of the National Recycling Coalition and was President of the Maryland Recycling Network.  He has testified at Congressional and state hearings on solid waste and recycling issues.  He is an ex officio member of the Northeast Recycling Council Board.

Dylan de ThomasDylan de Thomas
Editorial Director
Resource Recycling, Inc.

Dylan is the editorial director at Resource Recycling, Inc., producing and directing content for Resource Recycling, Plastics Recycling Update and E-Scrap News as well as the Resource Recycling Conference, the Plastics Recycling Conference and the E-Scrap Conference.  He also researches and speaks on a variety of issues facing the recycling industry at conferences around the U.S.

 

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CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted

SOLID WASTE MANAGER

The Town of Swanzey (pop. 7,230) located in southwestern New Hampshire seeks a knowledgeable and experienced Solid Waste Manager to manage and coordinate all aspects of the community’s Recycling Center/Transfer Station as well as its operations processing recyclables and accepting other solid waste.   Working under the supervision of a three-member Board of Selectmen, the Manager supervises one full-time Assistant Manager and 6 part-time employees.

Desired skills and experience include knowledge of municipal solid waste and recycling management issues, mechanical aptitude and “trouble shooting” skills, some experience operating mechanical / motorized equipment used in solid waste operations. Experience with computers and Microsoft Office application is desired. Must be able to perform physical tasks including lifting, turning, reaching and squatting. Candidates should possess proven interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, with the ability to maintain positive working relationships with elected officials, department heads, employees, and the public. In addition, working Saturday’s (the center’s busiest day) is required.

Salary for this full-time position is dependent upon qualifications and experience, and includes a competitive benefit package. Submit a Town application, cover letter, resume, with salary history and (3) references, to Michael Branley. Town Administrator, PO Box 10009, Swanzey, NH 03446, or mbranley@town.swanzey.nh.us. Interested candidates should review the full job description on the Town’s website www.town.swanzey.nh.us or upon request. The Town is looking to fill the positions as soon as possible and applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

The Town of Swanzey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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SOLID WASTE MANAGER

The Town of Marlborough (pop. 2,000) seeks a knowledgeable and experienced, part-time (approx. 20 hours/week) Solid Waste Manager to manage and coordinate all aspects of the community’s Recycling Center/Transfer Station. Working under the supervision of a three-member Board of Selectmen, the Manager supervises three part-time employees.

Desired skills and experience include knowledge of municipal solid waste and recycling management issues, mechanical aptitude and “trouble shooting” skills and experience operating mechanical/motorized equipment used in solid waste operations. The candidate must have or be eligible to obtain State certification. Must be able to perform physical tasks including lifting, turning, reaching and squatting. Candidates should possess proven interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, with the ability to maintain positive working relationships with elected officials, department heads, employees and the public. In addition, working Saturday (the center’s busiest day) is required.

Salary for this part-time position is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Submit cover letter, resume and references to Sandra LaPlante, Administrative Assistant, PO Box 487, Marlborough, NH 03455 or email to Selectmen@marlboroughnh.org by noon on August 11, 2015. The Town of Marlborough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Compliance Officer – ecomaine

ecomaine, a leader is sustainable waste management strategies, is currently looking for a Compliance Officer to add to their team. This position will be responsible for developing, implementing, and executing the Regional Hauler Permitting & Compliance Program. Other responsibilities include the following:

• Review applications, issuing permits and collecting permit fees.

• Investigating and ensuring compliance with the Regional Hauler Permitting & Compliance Program, providing appropriate documentation and background to owner communities to address compliance issues.

• Track tonnage and waste flows to properly manage the program. Stays abreast of latest developments and trends in the industry to provide community members with up to date information.

• Provide education and outreach materials associated with this program, as well as the outreach and educational programs that the organization offers.

• Perform other work-related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

• Bachelors’ or Associates Degree related to environmental and/or enforcement issues or an equivalent amount of education and experience providing the desired skills, knowledge and ability to perform the function.
• At least three years of experience and be comfortable with compliance and enforcement issues.
• Creative, outgoing, multi-tasker, self-starter, very well organized, able to make well-reasoned decisions, a problem solver, and is independent while still being a team player.
• Able to work effectively with all levels within ecomaine
• Valid State of Maine driver’s license and insurable under ecomaine policies.
• Must have strong writing and computer skills specifically with the Microsoft Office Suite of Programs.

ecomaine is a equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and salary history to rebecca@kmaconsultingllc.com. Candidates can also apply online at jobsinme.com.

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Wanted to Buy

Town of Gilmanton needs 10 Wheeler

10 Wheeler w/hoist for roll-offs, does not need to be road worthy.  Need to move containers on site.

Contact:  Board of Selectmen or Town Administrator,Gilmanton, New Hampshire  03237   (603)267-6700

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For Sale

Diesel Hyster Forklift & Two Balers for Sale

The Town of Canaan, NH has the following items for sale, Please contact Mike Samson (603-523-4501 x 5)  if interested or if you have any questions.

1) 1986 Diesel Hyster H40 XL forklift,  Load capacity 4,000 lbs.

2) TWO , Advance Lifts Downstroke Balers BR9000 SN 18004 997A and BR9000 SN 18004 997B.  Looks like it’s rated for 15 HP but I haven’t climbed up to look.

Both in excellent condition. Acquired from NETC.

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spectecSPECTOR MANUFACTURING INC.-Trailer/Parts Sales

spectec trailerAt Spector Manufacturing Inc. providing the highest level of customer satisfaction is our top priority. Founded in 1994, we have quickly grown to become an industry leader for all your demolition, construction, and waste management needs. We offer a wide variety of steel and aluminum moving floor, rear ejector, and dump trailers that can be custom tailored to meet your specifications. In addition, we also carry an extensive parts inventory to meet all your repair needs. Our on- site repair facility is open to all makes and models and our repair crew has a combined experience of over 40 years in the industry! In short, whatever your needs are, Spectec is here to help you take care of them.

Contact: Faller Enterprises LLC (603) 455-6336

Website: http://www.spectec.biz

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Selco Vertical Baler

Weathersfield, VT DPW has a used Selco Vertical Baler for sale.  Model# V5-HD.  Good working condition.  $5000.00 or Best Offer.  Contact Wesley Hazeltine at 802-291-3219 for more information.

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NRRA CALENDAR

March

  • Friday, March 18th- NRRA & School CLUB Award Nominations are DUE!!

April

  • April 4-6- Antioch NE Climate Conference, Baltimore, MD
  • April 13th-NRRA M.O.M Meeting-9:00 a.m. at NRRA Offices
  • April 13th-NRRA Board Meeting -10:30 a.m. at NRRA Offices
  • April 22nd-Deadline for NRRA Conference Special Value Package and Early Bird Pricing

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