April 2019 – Full of Scrap

Honoring Earth Day – 49 Years Strong!!

Inside This Issue

  • From the Director’s Chair – Recycling still Rule$ and it still makes cent$
  • NRRA NEWS – Conference Brochure Now Available * NRRA Casino Night * Commodity Specs and more!
  • School News You Can Use – NH Schools are Eligible for 50% Conference Discount! * Ryan’s Recycling Partners with Ellen Degeneres & Recycle Across America * Earth Day Ideas
  • NH the Beautiful – Get your Litter Free NH Blue Bags Today * Its Recyclemobile Season
  • NH DES NEWS –  SWOT Updates & Training Workshops
  • NH NEWS – CCNE Releases New Video: The Many Lives of Plastic Bottles * Will NH Take the Leap to ban plastic bags? *  NH Man Makes Surfboard out of 700 Dunkin Donuts Cups
  • National NEWS – Many Americans Find Doing Taxes Easier than Recycling
  • Classifieds
  • NRRA Calendar

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~Recycling Fact of the Month~

Yard trimmings and food scraps accounted for 25 percent of all Municipal solid waste created nationally.  Encourage you residents to compost their table scraps & grass clippings to help save your community money!  See Details about our Compost Bin Sale Below.

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FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR

The latest comment I heard is that Americans are finding it easier to fill out their tax return for the IRS than recycle! I can’t for the life of me believe that.

Recycling still Rule$ and it still makes Cent$!

Speaking of Cent$ don’t miss your chance to win big by betting on NRRA and Recycling at the 38th Annual Conference and Exposition, May 20th in Manchester, NH.  NRRA is proud to offer you a night of frivolous entertainment to wash away the worries of material specs, hauling issues, tip fees, and packaging, etc. by giving you $2,000 recycled “Funny Money” dollars so you don’t have to worry about anything but the odds on the next card in the NRRA deck. Register today and don’t miss out on the best show in NE, bar none! Where else can you have fun and earn NHDES credits at the same time? I am looking forward to welcoming each of you, personally, to the Conference that sets the standard for all others. You can talk glass, plastic, fibers, everything in between, and come out a winner! Prizes galore to top off the evening. Never has there been so much packed into two days of workshops, a packed exhibit hall and networking opportunities. See you at the roulette wheel. I hope it comes up red or black! 😊 Either way everyone will be a winner!

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NRRA NEWS

The NRRA April 2019 Pricing Guide is Now Available!

The NRRA February April 2019 Pricing guide is now available!  To access the newest NRRA Pricing guide CLICK HERE.

IMPORTANT PRICING ALERT:  Mixed Paper Pricing (loose, bales, picked-up or delivered) is currently at a COST to Members.  There are a number of ways NRRA can help until the fiber market improves, please call us if you have any questions or concerns.

As a reminder, this is simply a guide.  For true, up-to-date pricing, please contact your NRRA Member Services representative.  This guide is password protected, if you need the password, please contact Stacey at smorrison@nrra.net.

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It’s FINALLY Here!! The 2019 NRRA Annual Conference & Expo Registration Brochure!

Check it out (click on the image) to see the exciting itinerary of workshops and events that we have in store for this year’s conference attendees!  Up to 10 NHDES Certification Credits are available to those who attend both days.  Also, you won’t want to miss our Casino Night on Monday evening (see below for details)!  Register Today!

 

Try your luck at NRRA’s 2019 Annual Recycling Conference- CASINO NIGHT!

Don’t bet on the House – Bet on Recycling! It is a sure bet.

NRRA is very pleased to announce an exciting new event at this year’s 38th Annual NRRA Conference…..Casino Night in the Ballroom!

Please be our guest on Monday, May 20th from 6 to 8:30 PM -as we welcome you to the NRRA Casino (DoubleTree Ballroom) – Each Casino Night guest will be provided with $2,000 worth of “NRRA” money to use and you can’t lose!

There will be 5 grand prizes to the top chip winners at the end of the night but everyone will be winners after a few hours of risk-free fun.

1st Place:  $500 Amazon Gift Card

2nd Place:  $250 Amazon Gift Card

3rd Place:  $100 Gas Gift Card

4th Place:  50 Raffle Tickets to NRRA Basket Raffle

5th Place:  50 Raffle Tickets to NRRA Basket Raffle

Beginner players are welcome, the dealers will provide training.  Betting and playing will stop at 8:15 pm to tally the player’s winnings and determine prize winners!

Texas Hold ‘em? You bet. Black Jack- Why Not? Craps? Of Course! Roulette-Red or Black? And don’t forget the slots! Let’s see who can count the cards and roll with the odds! Cash Bar and hors d’oeurves provided. Who says recycling isn’t fun?

(This event is free to all conference attendees & exhibitors and pre-registration is not required for the Casino Event however, it would be helpful if you let us know if you’ll be attending)

Do you Know an Outstanding Recycler? Nominate them for an NRRA Award!

NRRA Is now accepting Nominations for the Following Awards to be presented at our 38th Annual Conference Awards Luncheon on Monday, May 2oth.  If you’d like to submit a nomination, please Click Here to Download the Nomination Form.

Possible Award Categories are as Follows:

  • Recycling Rookie of the Year (A new Transfer Station/Recycling Center Manager, Supervisor or Operator)
  • Outstanding Recycling Facility
  • Outstanding Recycling Brochure or Website
  • Sami Izzo Outstanding Recycler of the Year
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The NRRA Compost Bin Sale is Still Open!  Orders Accepted until April 22nd!

Click Here to Download the 2019 Participation Packet and Order Form

Even if you didn’t send in a participation packet prior to the 3/1/19 deadline, we still welcome you to participate and submit orders for Compost Bins, Rain Barrels, Kitchen Pails and/or Compost Turners!   We need as many orders (full pallets only) as possible to fill the truck! 

Backyard Composting is becoming a very hot topic in the recycling and waste management forums.  It’s even a primary project that NRRA will be exploring with our newest USDA Grant, YIMBY – Yes In My Back Yard.  With landfills nearing capacities and the cost of hauling and disposing municipal waste (trash) skyrocketing, it’s time we really begin to consider some very important facts about Back Yard Composting.

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NRRA Vendor Spec Reminders

As a reminder to our Members, many of our vendors have specific requirements when it comes to what is, or is not, accepted as part of your loads.  When in question, it never hurts to give your NRRA Member Services Representative a call to ask for details so you can avoid expensive contamination fees or load rejection hassles.   Below are a few of the more recent spec. updates or changes that we have seen:

  • NRRA Plastics Vendor, TABB, will NOT accept any plastics load with cardboard headers
  • NRRA Plastics Vendor, TABB, will NOT accept any plastics load that is wrapped in shrink wrap
  • NRRA Plastics Vendor, TABB, is requiring all “Light Block” (white) plastic milk jugs to be sorted in with your Mixed Color HDPE NOT with the Natural HDPE.
  • Wet Strength or Waxed paper/board is NOT acceptable in with Cardboard loads and will be rejected by most vendors.
  • When shipping a load of (auto) batteries, there MUST BE Cardboard headers, footers and in between each layer of batteries.
  • Commingle and/or “Zero Sort” loads going into any Casella location CANNOT contain any Rigid Plastics, Scrap Metal nor Plastic Bags
  • Glass/PGA Loads – Remember, some locations ONLY take clear glass jars and bottles while other locations MAY accept mixed glass which can contain pyrex, porcelain and ceramics.  If you are unsure what type of glass is accepted by your location, please check before delivering.  NO SITE ACCEPTS TRASH or OTHER DEBRIS IN WITH THEIR GLASS.

NRRA has many spec sheets available for almost all commodities.  When in doubt, please call us to ask!

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SCHOOL NEWS YOU CAN USE

Register your School Today for the 10th Annual NRRA School CLUB Conference!

New Hampshire Schools are eligible for a 50% registration discount!! 

Educational Workshops * Exhibitors * Prizes * Awards * Activities.  Fun and educational for Teachers, Students and Administrators.  A Great “End of the School Year” field trip!

Click HERE to register your school on line today!

For more information or to apply for the NHtB Registration Grant, contact Gwen Erley at theCLUB@nrra.net

Sharpen Your Pencils!

NH Schools – Put on your thinking caps! NH the Beautiful also added a new

$500 School Recycling Innovation Grant in 2018. Start planning your essays now and maybe your school will receive a check at the next Conference!

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Ryan’s Recycling Partners with Ellen DeGeneres & Recycle Across America

Ryan’s latest headline (Photo courtesy of Damion Hickman)

According to Ryan’s Dad, Damion Hickman, Ryan has partnered up with Recycle Across America and Ellen DeGeneres to spread the word about taking the confusion out of recycling by implementing standardized labeling on bins so people know what they can and can’t recycle. He could use your help by sharing his video. A second video will also be launching in two weeks to expand the campaign even more.

HERE IS HOW YOU CAN HELP:

Please click the links below to view Ryan’s video and share onto your social media channels:

*To share directly to your Instagram, please download the short version video at https://bit.ly/2ulOPXW and copy/paste this content:

Repost @recycleacrossamerica

#LetsRecycleRight  ♻️ LET’S FIX THE U.S. RECYCLING CRISIS — text FIX IT to 40649

You might be hearing in the news that recycling across the U.S. is collapsing – and that recyclables are now going to landfills or incinerators. This is happening because people are confused at the bin, and therefore, are throwing tons of garbage in the recycling bins. @RecycleAcrossAmerica @theellenshow and 9-year-old recycling hero @ryans_recycling, are partnering in this video to finally FIX recycling in the U.S.  We are doing this by asking community leaders to start displaying the society-wide standardized labels on recycling bins to make it possible for everyone, everywhere to recycle right. Please watch it, share it, save it and text FIX IT to 40649 to help save U.S. recycling from going to waste. Visit @recycleacrossamerica to learn more or text FIX IT to 40649.

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Ideas for Earth Day (April 22)

From our Friends at the Earth Day Network

This year, Earth Day Network is working to Protect Our Species, and we urge you to join us.

The good news is that through advocacy, education, changes in consumer behavior, preservation of current legal protections and advancement of new policies, species extinction can be slowed!

We’re offering the resources below to help you educate, inspire, and organize your communities and networks to protect species locally and globally.

Together we can slow the pace of extinction and Protect Our Species. Got ideas? Please share your plans to Protect Our Species with us.

Thank you for being part of the global movement to make Earth Day Every Day!

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NH THE BEAUTIFUL

2019 Litter Free NH (Blue Bags) Campaign!  Order your FREE Bags today!

Is your City/Town, Class, or organization planning a “Green Up” or Road Side Clean Up event in your community?  If not, It’s never too late to plan one and NH the Beautiful makes it easy by offering road side clean up litter bags (up to 10 cases per municipality!) for FREE!

NH the Beautiful is once again providing blue bags for litter clean up.  Bags are available to communities in NH.  Nonprofit and other community groups are asked to coordinate your efforts with your town, and the town must submit the order forms.

All orders should be submitted to NRRA via fax or email (see info below). Bags will still be picked up at the NRRA office at 2101 Dover Road in Epsom.

If you are interested in ordering blue bags, please fill out an order form and mail, email or fax it directly to NRRA.    A participation packet can be found HERE.

Once your order form is received, NRRA will confirm receipt and let you know when the bags will be available for pick up.  If you have questions about the program, you may call NRRA at 603-736-4401 x. 10.

Email completed forms to info@nrra.net  or Fax to 603-736-4402.

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Is your Town, Organization, School or Group planning a Spring or Summer Event?

The RecycleMobile is a unique, mobile recycling trailer created to assist “special event” organizers with collecting recyclables. The RecycleMobile consists of a fiberglass “box” with six collection holes (three per side).  The “box” is attached to a 4′ x 6′ trailer and houses six 32 gallon barrels. Collection signs are attached by two pieces of VelcroTM above the holes and can be changed depending on which materials are being collected!

The RecycleMobile is not only practical, but easy to use, eye catching and educational!  Consider using the RecycleMobile at:

 

  • Home Comings
  • Sporting Events
  • Fall Harvest Days
  • School/Park Clean Ups
  • Street Festivals/Fairs
  • Earth Day Events

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of  New Hampshire the Beautiful, Inc. and NRRA, The RecycleMobiles are available for loan to NH municipalities, Schools and community groups for FREE!!!

Visit www.nrra.net or call us at 1-800-223-0150 for more information

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NH The Beautiful now offers 18 Gallon Curb Side Recycling Bins as well as ClearStream Containers (and replacement bags).

Click the links below to find out how you can get yours!

 

NHtB Bins LALTC

Click HERE for Curb side Recycling Bin Info-please note bin pricing has increased ONLY MINIMALLY ($0.20) due to the increase in the size of the bins

 

ClearStream-Photo

Click HERE for ClearStream Recyclers & Bag Info

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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 NHtB Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21st.  If you wish to apply for an NHtB Equipment Grant, please send in your application no later than May 6th. 

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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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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

NHDES

SWOT Updates & Training Workshops

I only have a few updates for you this month including the current schedule of CPD Workshops for 2019.  The SWOT Program now has its own email for a couple reasons.

  1. This email (swot@des.nh.gov) is now accessible to me and our new Program Assistant Jennifer Williams.  She will be picking up more of the logistics work so I can do program development; and
  2. The SWOT Program will be launching a Facebook page on a trial basis.  This page will be a Group through the NHDES Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/NHEnvironmentalServices/).  Stay tuned for more information on this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS

Coca-Cola of Northern N.E. Releases New Video:  The Many Lives of Plastic Bottles

Once recycled, plastic bottles can be reused by manufacturers to make other goods. Learn how manufacturers rely on recycled Coca-Cola packages.

For more on this story also visit:  https://www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/the-booming-business-of-bottle-recycling

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Will New Hampshire take the leap to ban plastic bags?

Bob Sanders, NH Business Review

Proposed ban stirs debate between proponents, retailers

Plastic bags full of groceries in the trunk of a car

New Hampshire may be on the verge of joining a growing movement toward essentially banning the use of single-use plastic bags.

On March 19, the House voted to ban retailers from giving out single-use plastic bags and requiring them to charge at least a dime for a reusable one. California is the only state to do so thus far, but that is about to change, whether Granite State moves forward or not.

New York, as part of a budget deal, agreed to do so by next March. Boston’s ban went into effect at the start of this year. It joined nearly 100 municipalities in the state. In fact, the ban has become so widespread that the Massachusetts Food Association agreed to support a statewide ban, albeit with a slower time line, if only lawmakers there allowed for a longer phase-in period.

Vermont’s Senate passed a ban in March, and Maine has legislation in the works, but 20 communities – including Portland – have already passed bans.

New Hampshire municipalities can’t ban use of the bags on their own, though bills to allow them to do so (House Bills 102 and 559) have been retained in case the statewide ban doesn’t go through.

Ban details

The statewide ban, HB 560, still has to clear the Senate and get past Gov. Chris Sununu. (At deadline, Sununu’s press spokesperson has not responded to inquiries.)

Such bills have gone down in defeat in the past in New Hampshire and elsewhere, but things have changed the last election when control shifted in many state houses.

“I’ve been in the Legislature for 20 years, and there are bills passing that would never pass in a Republican legislature. There has a been bottleneck that has opened,” said Rep. Judith Spang, D-Durham, sponsor of HB 559 and HB 560.

The latter bill doesn’t exactly ban all plastic bags. When you read the fine print, it prohibits certain stores from giving out certain bags to most customers.

It only affects retailers with more than 10,000 square feet of space in a single location. The legislation also is primarily aimed at single-use plastic bags used to carry out merchandise and groceries, not such things as bags for uncooked meat, or those used for bulk produce and specifically bags to be placed over articles of clothing on a hanger.(Most paper bags are also exempted, since they are recyclable and are made out of 40 percent recyclable material.)

Stores can provide single-use plastic bags for at least a dime, but only for four months after the bill’s effective date, which would be six months after passage.

Stores can also sell for a dime or more – indefinitely – reusable bags, which must be made out of a fabric that can be washed, be at least 4 mils thick and can be used at least 100 times. (Food stamp and the WIC recipients are exempt from having to buy them.)

‘Abusive requirement’

Finally, businesses with spaces over 10,000 square feet have to provide a bin to collect all plastic bans not banned under the law.

That is the law’s most “abusive requirement,” wrote New Hampshire Retail Association President and CEO Nancy Kyle in an op-ed. The bill, she said, is aimed at brick-and-mortar retailers, but what about the “vast amounts of waste generated by packaging that comes along with products purchase via online shopping?” Already under sharp competition now, “retailers, or any business with a space that meets the criteria, could be stuck with mountains of trash they didn’t generate”

The Retail Association also takes aim at the 10,000-square-foot provision, noting that chain stores have kiosks smaller than that and will have an advantage over mom-and pop stores that don’t have those advantages of scale.

The NH Grocers Association also fiercely opposes the bill, arguing that it would result in a shift to paper bags, which are heavier and take up six times more space in a delivery truck, so think of all the extra pollution that would entail, argued the association’s president, John Dumais, told NH Business Review.

The bill would also undercut the “convenience factor” of grocery stores on the border, which would hurt New Hampshire if it went first on a ban, Or help it, he hastened to add, if it went last or not at all.

Finally, he didn’t like the idea that grocers “are going to take the heat” for collecting a dime mandated by the state.

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

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N.H. Man Makes Surfboard Out Of 700 Dunkin’ Donuts Cups

Meghan Kelly, WBUR

Korey Nolan may have designed a rad surfboard out of Styrofoam Dunkin’ cups, but he didn’t build it just to catch some gnarly waves off Hampton Beach.

The 32-year-old also wants to send a message about the things we use just once before tossing it in the trash.

“I just hope that the scope of the project — and the message that I’m trying to get across about waste and convenience and single-use materials — stays true,” he said. “Because that’s what it’s all about: exposing the issue at hand, and the effect it has on our oceans and on our world.”

And his surfboard not only brings awareness about ocean garbage, it’s also an award winner. Nolan took second place in a 2018 contest challenging people to make surfboards from “upcycled content.” In other words, from trash.

He told The Boston Globe that “I’ve become, personally, a little bit more aware of wastefulness and stuff like that, and some things like Styrofoam cups really stand out,” he said.

Nolan’s surfboard, named Yewwlatta, is not only made of the cups but also plastic straws, bamboo, a plant-based epoxy and more:

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#creatorscontest 🍩 @visslasurf 🍩 @surfrider Greetings, from New Hampshire. I present to you, my entry to this year’s Creators Contest. This is a 5’9 1/2”x21”x2 3/4” Mini Simmons, dubbed the “Yewwlatta.” It is comprised of: 🍩 Over 700 EPS Dunkin’ Donuts coffee cups 🍩 30+ plastic straws 🍩 Cull bamboo from my own snowboard builds 🍩 Entropy Super Sap epoxy 🍩 Fiberglass cloth 🍩 Salvaged and recycled MDF and Masonite compression mold 🍩 Hundreds of hours of love and devotion I have been preparing for this contest since last November when I began to collect coffee cups and plastic straws myself, but mostly from friends and family. It came to be in the wake of last year’s contest, and inspiration drawn from @tlanemayne, and his winning cigarette butt surfboard. It didn’t take long to decide on coffee cups as a material, as there is a Dunkin’ Donuts at every intersection in New England, but I knew I’d need time to collect enough for this project. I also needed time to devise how I would most ecologically cobble all of them together into a shapable blank. After much testing of adhesives and methods, I adapted a concept often used in snowboard crafting by building a mold from recycled materials from my snowboard press and the sign shop I work at to compress the cups together with epoxy. I also used a flexible silicone heat blanket for snowboard building to flash cure the epoxy in 40 minutes. After weeks of pressing, and much help and patience from my wife, @bluepamplemousse, I finally had a blank to work with. It was comprised of roughly 2,800 chunks of cups, 700 cups in total. I then sandwiched between them, an off-cut of bamboo plywood I had from snowboard builds to use as a stringer. If you’ve made it this far into this lengthy post, and still want more, I have an extensive catalog of the whole build in my story highlights on my page called “Yewwlatta.” Check it out, if you would. #vissla #surfrider #diyordie #recycle #banplasticstraws #coffee #dunkindonuts #dunkin #supersap #surfing #newengland #newhampshire #maine #massachusetts #rhodeisland #ocean #surfcraft #handshaped #eps

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NATIONAL NEWS

Many Americans Find Doing Taxes Easier Than Recycling

By: Kate Bratskeir, Huffington Post

Most Americans have no idea how to recycle, a new study finds.

Americans have no idea how to recycle. Many even find the process to be more confusing than doing their taxes.

That’s the upshot of a new study by the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which found that 92% of respondents were unclear about what they should put into the recycling bin. People either think that everything marked with a plastic resin label is good for curbside recycling or they’re unsure about sorting recyclables in general, according to the study.

Twenty-three percent of study respondents said they found recycling to be more confusing than doing their taxes. (Considering that most people do their taxes only once a year but they probably throw stuff out every day, it’s a wonder no one’s come up with a TurboTax for sorting trash.) Twenty-six percent said recycling was more confusing than building IKEA furniture.

Just 9.1% of plastic gets recycled in the U.S., probably because hardly anyone knows what they’re doing. In the GMA study, 60% of participants said they believed that plastic shopping bags can go in curbside recycling (they cannot), while 55% said they believed plastic straws could be recycled in this way (also not true).

Who could blame consumers for being confused about recycling rules in the U.S.? Plastic products that bear a triangle-shaped recycling symbol, bewilderingly, aren’t always recyclable.

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

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CLASSIFIEDS

*If your town/municipality has equipment that you’d like to sell or a job posting you’d like us to include in our publication, please email your posting to Stacey Morrison at info@nrra.net*

The Northeast Resource Recovery Association is Searching for an Executive Director

Due to retirement the NRRA is searching for its next Director. NRRA is the oldest, and first in the nation, recycling and resource recovery association. For nearly 40 years NRRA has provided cooperative marketing programs, educational and networking opportunities, technical assistance, and cooperative purchasing programs for its membership. The Association has received national recognition for establishing an innovative grassroots recyclables marketing cooperative with competitive pricing. The new Director will be managing one of the healthiest and most active regional recycling organizations in the country. In this hands-on position, the Director will be expected to manage an active Staff, Board, and Membership while keeping the two-fold mission of the NRRA, education/outreach and cooperative marketing of materials, in the forefront. The ideal candidate should be comfortable with public speaking, have a strong accounting and management background, be able to forge good working relationships with a wide variety of personality types, have flexible travel availability, and excellent communication skills.

NRRA is looking for the Executive Director to:

  • Provide overall management, planning, and leadership for the organization while adapting to a rapidly evolving recycling industry. Report directly to the Board of Directors and work with the Board and the committees to establish policies and programs, and to administer such programs. Interpret the organization’s purpose and programs to members, outside organizations, and the public. Develop and administer standards and procedures related to Human Resources (including staff development), budget, and physical facilities. Prepare, distribute, and maintain a variety of reports, and direct and /or coordinate fundraising.
  • Oversee all Financial, Human Resource, Membership, Vendor, and Board functions and manage all staff (currently 8 FT) and outside contractors (currently 3FT). Analyze and interpret trends requiring management’s attention. Prepare Executive summaries for all issues requiring a Board decision. Organize and participate in the Monthly Operations and Marketing meetings. Oversee the organizing and producing of the Annual Conference. Other duties as assigned by the Board.
  • Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Business or the Environmental Science field is preferred, plus 5 or more years of related management experience. Strong working knowledge of the solid waste and resource recovery industry and strong organizational skills; NRRA is seeking a compassionate individual committed to people and the environment. Excellent communication skills and the ability to multitask in a high paced atmosphere is critical.

Salary negotiable based on qualifications with an outstanding benefit package; desirable working environment. Please submit your resume and cover letter of interest electronically by 4:30 p.m., April 5, 2019 to:   mdurfor@nrra.net

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For FREE

 

For Free:  Used Foremost Plastics Granulator

Location: Meredith NH Solid Waste Facility/Must pick up at this location

Call: Barry Weeks @ 603-279-8480 for more info.

 

 

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Free to a Good Home

Plastic Barrels available (must pick up) in Lancaster, NH.  First Come, First served.

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More NH Municipal Job Postings…

Can be found at:  https://www.nhmunicipal.org/Resources/ClassifiedAds

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NRRA CALENDAR

April 2019

  • April 22, 2019 – LAST DAY for Compost Bin Sale Orders
  • April 22, 2019 – HAPPY EARTH DAY!!
  • April 25, 2019 – LAST DAY FOR Special Value Package and Early Bird Conference Pricing!
  • April 25, 2019, 9 am – 4 pm – YIMBY!  Operator Workshop Training Day @ Mason Library, Great Barrington, Ma
  • April 26, 2019, 8 am – 3 pm – YIMBY!  Operator Workshop Training Day @ MA College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

May 2019

  • May 2, 2019, 8 am – 3 pm – YIMBY! Operator Workshop Training Day @ Pease Public Library, Plymouth, NH
  • NO M.O.M Meeting This Month
  • May 10, 2019, 8 am – 3 pm – YIMBY! Workshop Training Day @ Manchester Town Hall, Manchester, VT
  • May 20 & 21,  2019 – NRRA ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO, DOUBLETREE BY HILTON, MANCHESTER, NH – NRRA OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED

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