INSIDE THIS ISSUE
- From the Director’s Chair – A chaotic week for recycling, NRRA to the Rescue
- NRRA News – August Pricing, The Fall Bus Tour, NRRA receives USDA grant and more
- School News You can Use – Discounts on Fall programming and more
- NH the Beautiful
- NH DES
- NH News – Franklin ends recycling and Gilford builds new Recycling Center
- Massachusetts News – NRRA PGA Program goes to Cape Cod
- National News – A Sea of Plastic, a possible solution and China announces a tariff on fibers
- NRRA Calendar
~Recycling Fact of the Month~
Glass is unique in that it’s nearly 100% recyclable. This means that nearly every bottle or jar you put in your curbside recycling bin will find new life as another glass product.
FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR
Last week was the culmination of months of negative recycling news in short order:
Wednesday 8/8 – while I was delivering a presentation on China National Sword, China slapped a 25% tariff on cardboard imports from the US.
Thursday 8/9 –10:00am -Breaking news – Aluminum markets won’t be moving for 4-6 weeks!
Thursday 8/9 -1:30PM –E-Waste pricing suffers major cost increase due to plastics markets collapse.
Friday 8/10- Scrap Metal Prices expecting large decrease
Saturday 8/11—Sunday 8/12 -Didn’t answer the phone 😊
Monday 8/13– NRRA Firefighters answer the call – NRRA moves three loads of OCC, 2 Plastics 2 stops, and 1 aluminum load. Tires picked up, scrap metal booked, and Freon removal scheduled. Press Release issued that glass has now found a new market to add to the historic PGA (Processed Glass Aggregate) usage thereby increasing the amount that can be pulled out of single stream and MSW. Town and Gown communication work continues with Indoor Air Quality programs.
For over 37 years NRRA has stood at the ready and stands today,more so than ever, ready to help with all your recycling needs. Follow the NRRA Recycling Rule$ and your clean material will have no issues finding good markets and good pricing.
The NRRA August 2018 Pricing Guide is Now Available!
The NRRA August 2018 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcing the 2018 NRRA Fall Bus Tour- Sign up today!
When: Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
Cost: $50.00 per person
Where: Leaving the NRRA Parking Lot at 8:30 a.m. sharp!
Traveling to: This year’s bus tour will take you first to E.L. Harvey & Sons Recycling in Westborough, Ma where you will tour their full service waste and recycling facility. Next, you will travel to Wellesley, MA to tour the Wellesley Recycling & Disposal Facility.
Additional Details: your registration fee of $50 includes, coffee, donuts, full boxed lunch w/ bottled water and bus transportation. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 45 people so register today!!
Click HERE to download and complete the Registration form. Please email the form to email@example.com or fax it to 603-736-4402. Call Stacey or Lindsay at 736-4401 for more information.
Press Release: The Northeast Resource Recovery Associations Receives Grant from USDA
EPSOM, NH – The Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) has been awarded a $186,924 grant by the Rural Development Office of the United States Department of Agriculture for the 2018/2019 fiscal year.
The main purpose of NRRA’s USDA funded program, “YIMBY! YES – in My Backyard!” is to improve the technical assistance to small and medium generators of organic waste with increased opportunities to divert more and more of that waste to composting operations, including residential backyards. This diversion will extend the life of the few remaining landfills in MA, NH, and VT. It will also to help reduce the ever-increasing budget line item for municipal trash. In its EPICURE grant from 2016/17, NRRA completed extensive research into composting infrastructure both in NH and VT and began work on three pilot programs in NH. NRRA has continued to support those efforts in 2017/2018 and now will be able to increase the progress begun with EPICURE and expand it into VT and MA.
In the “YIMBY” grant, the USDA funds will be targeted to assist a total of one hundred and eighty-four (184) towns within the nine (9) counties and three (3) states. The targeted towns will receive assistance from NRRA’s direct technical assistance and outreach program and will be encouraged to increase cooperation in waste reduction and pollution prevention programs that benefit the entire community including schools.
“We are pleased to have received this invaluable grant. This will facilitate three critical initiatives in MA, NH, and VT. First, NRRA will provide technical assistance for stakeholders working on starting or improving their composting infrastructure. Secondly, “YIMBY” will train teachers and schools and provide them with starter kits so they can conduct the NRRA Trademark “TOLD” events – “Trash On the Lawn Day” programs. An integral part of the “TOLD” event is measuring the amount of material that can be diverted from the waste stream including recyclables and organic material. The third objective of the technical assistance trainings will be directed at proper and safe handling of batteries, especially lithium-ion, that have been causing fires at facilities nation-wide, and within the last three weeks, at least one in each of the three states to be served by this grant work. This USDA and NRRA funded work has historically been a great asset to the low-income rural communities of VT and NH, and NRRA is pleased to be able use the USDA grant funds to extend this important outreach effort into MA.”
~Mike Durfor, NRRA Executive Director
GLASS IS on the move!
EPSOM, NH 8/13/18 -The Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) is honored to announce that it has signed a 10 year agreement with 2MRessources in Canada to supply 2MR with clean glass containers of all colors. Negotiations began with an introductory meeting in May at NRRA’s 37th Annual “Recycling Rule$” Conference sponsored by NH the Beautiful. 2MR President and owner, Michel Marquis, expressed his company’s interest in a “long term relationship” to source clean material for processing into fiberglass insulation and new glass cullet. Following on-site visitations in Canada by NRRA Executive Director, Mike Durfor, and in NH by Michel Marquis, a mutually beneficial agreement was signed on August 1st.
“The glass supplied to 2MR must meet the cleanest specifications and avoid all contamination. I am confident that our member facilities and their residents can meet this standard. NRRA is also continuing to develop additional PGA (Processed Glass Aggregate) sites to help keep logistical costs for its members to a minimum. Glass, whether crushed to a 3/8’s minus specification for reuse under roads, sidewalks, and parking lots, or melted and reused for other glass products can be recycled at a much lower cost per ton than either single stream recycling or trash disposal. The cost for both the PGA program and the 2MR program is expected to be in the same range. The major expense for 2MR material is transportation and for PGA, it is crushing at the host sites.” -Mike Durfor – NRRA Executive Director
All Municipalities are encouraged to call 1-800-223-0150 for assistance with options for glass.
Founded in 1999 in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, 2M Ressources has made a name for itself throughout North America, thanks to a network of customers at both ends of the recycling chain from across Canada and the United States. “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” – Si’ahl, Chief of the Duwamish tribe.
SCHOOL NEWS YOU CAN USE
10% Discounts on Fall Programming Until October 1!
Once again, The School Recycling CLUB will offer a 10% discount on school programming ordered by October 1.
Click on any of the programs below for more information. In addition to the 10% discount, 1/2 off Grants are available to NH schools thanks to New Hampshire the Beautiful!
- Trash On the Lawn Day (T.O.L.D.)
- Classroom workshops
- Star Assessment – FREE with any of the above programming.
Contact Gwen Erley or Sarah McGraw TODAY to schedule any of the above items. 603-736-4401 ext. 19 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 CONFERENCE NEWS
We’ve already started planning our 10th Annual School Recycling Conference & Expo in 2019!
Early Bird Discount of 10% if you confirm before 12/31/18
To pre-register, contact Gwen Erley TODAY to schedule any of the above items. 603-736-4401 ext. 19 OR email email@example.com
Want to know what you missed this year? For all the 2018 Award Winners, Presentations, Press Releases and Photos, check out our 2018 Conference page!
Many thanks to our proud supporter, NH the Beautiful! Schools in NH received 1/2 off their registrations in 2018, defraying the cost so that more students and teachers could attend. We hope that more NH schools can take advantage of this program in 2019.
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!
About The CLUB:
The School Recycling CLUB assists schools in implementing, maintaining and improving recycling programs! The CLUB is housed and managed by the Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA).
Be sure to visit The NRRA School CLUB Facebook Page for more information and updates. Don’t forget to “like” our page!
In these pages you will find information about recycling, composting, lesson plans and activities, newsletters, fundraising and many other useful tools for your school. Feel free to explore the tabs and subtabs listed above.
In addition, The CLUB offers Workshops and Technical Assistance Trainings that schools may purchase for their students. To go to our menu of programs, click HERE!
We hold an annual School Recycling Conference to celebrate recycling in K-12 schools. The Conference offers workshops, exhibits, activities and awards. Read further for more information or go to our 2018 Conference Page.
NH THE BEAUTIFUL
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
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!
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
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 take place on Thursday, October 18th, 2018. If your municipality wishes to apply for an equipment grant, please submit your application to Stacey Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 12th.
NH the Beautiful Provides FREE Facility Signs
All 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.
Visit NH the Beautiful on Facebook and Twitter
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
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.
NH DES NEWS
NHDES 2018 Solid Waste Operator Training Workshop Calendar
NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS
After Franklin ends recycling, residents sort out what it all means
By LEAH WILLINGHAM, Concord Monitor staff
Kristan Skora was disappointed when she heard the city of Franklin was no longer recycling, but she said the decision isn’t going to change the way she organizes waste.
Skora said she plans to continue separating her recycling from her trash. Her family uses the city’s green and gray bins to organize each – and at this point, they’re used to doing it.
“There might be people who don’t care, and say, ‘We’ll just throw it all out.’ But it’s not as healthy for the environment,” Skora said. “We want to stay in the mindset that recycling is the right thing to do.”
The city announced this month that both trash and recycling barrels will be picked up from one refuse vehicle and incinerated at the Wheelabrator trash-to-energy incinerator in Concord, citing rising costs for “single-stream” recycling disposal.
The cost of single-stream recycling has increased worldwide as companies in China, for years the world’s biggest market for single-stream recyclables, announced they would no longer accept the waste because it contains too much unacceptable material, such as food-tainted pizza boxes or types of plastic that can’t be recycled.
This has left cities and towns to cut back on recycling because of costs. Several have stopped accepting glass in single-stream systems, because it can break and contaminate the entire recycling stream, while others have cracked down on people putting non-recyclable material in their bins, such as a push by Concord to remind people not to recycle plastic bags, which snarl the sorting machinery.
Gilford, NH Expands Transfer Station
The new building at Gilford’s transfer station will be completed by the end of the fall, but completion of the project will have to wait for residents to approve an additional $400,000 expenditure at next year’s town meeting. Town Administrator Scott Dunn said the extra money is needed for electrical work, paving, a restroom facility that will require a well and septic system, and some equipment — a baler, trash compactor and a Bobcat-like vehicle to move material.
Dunn noted that the $400,000 appropriation would come from the town’s surplus fund balance. Gilford has about $4 million set aside, which is at the high end of what the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration suggests towns maintain to cover such things as tax abatements and exemptions, court challenges, and catastrophic events.
Gilford has an agreement with the Concord Regional Solid Waste District for the disposal of its solid waste, so the town has no immediate concerns about having a place to get rid of trash. The Concord facility incinerates the trash to produce electricity.
Construction already has started on the expanded transfer station, with a 55-foot by 80-foot building for recyclables and universal waste such as televisions, fluorescent bulbs and computers. The long-term plan calls for increasing the staff from one full-time and one part-time person to two full-time and two part-time employees, Dunn said. The modified single-stream process will be replaced with full source separation.
Right now, residents are asked to separate cardboard and glass, but plastics, aluminum and other recyclable materials are co-mingled in the single-stream process. “The new facility will involve separating all of that,” Dunn said.
Dennis Proposes to put Cape Cod at the ‘Cutting Edge’ of Recycling
New facility will be regional recycling destination…
Recently, the Town of Dennis and most of the Cape Cod communities transferred its recycled glass to a business that either manufactured beer bottles from the recycled glass or sold it to developing countries for processing. However, these end markets have collapsed due to shrinking profits forcing most glass recyclers out of business. In addition, China has significantly decreased the amount of recyclables it will accept from the United States. Cape Cod is struggling to find sustainable solutions for glass recycling. Glass is heavy, expensive to transport, and challenging to safely process for reuse.
The Town of Dennis is exploring a sustainable regional solution. In May, Dennis Department of Public Works (DPW) and Solid Waste & Recycling Committee (SWRC) began talks with Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) on hosting a Regional Glass Depot, open to all Cape and Islands. Participating municipalities would bring their waste glass to Dennis, where it would be recycled into Processed Glass Aggregate (PGA) by a vendor contracted by the non-profit Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA). Participating municipalities would pay a “tipping fee” to NRRA for processing. NRRA would bring their glass processing vendor to the Dennis Regional Glass Depot located at the Dennis Transfer Station once or twice a year. The recycling loop would be closed when the participating municipalities receive back the resulting PGA to use in projects such as an aggregate for sub-base in road, sidewalk, parking lot and drainage construction in accordance with MassDEP Beneficial Use Determination Policy BWP-94-011.
The project quickly gained momentum, led by the DPW and SWRC with assistance from Worcester Polytechnic Institute senior Emma Brimdyr, a Dennis native with interests in sustainability and circular economics. Within weeks of its origin, the project gained support and feedback from NRRA executive director Mike Durfor, Barnstable County municipal assistant coordinator Kari Parcell and MA DEP Branch Chief Brooke Nash. Seven Cape Cod municipalities met to discuss the Dennis Regional Glass Depot and their willingness to participate.
At a recent Dennis Board of Selectmen meeting the Selectmen approved proposals from the SWRC and DPW to move forward with developing a sustainable glass recycling initiative. The DPW applied for a MA DEP grant in the amount of $150,000 to pay for capital infrastructure necessary to construct the Regional Glass Depot. (See Related Content link below for Rep. Tim Whelan’s announcement of funding for the Regional Glass Recyling project.)
Piling up: Drowning in a sea of plastic
CBS News, Aug. 2018
Piece by piece, an environmental threat is piling up, and we’re ALL to blame. Worse yet, even those of us trying to bring an end to the problem may not be doing as much good as we think. David Pogue reports our Cover Story:
In the 1950s, a new material burst onto the scene that would change the world forever. Cheap, durable, sanitary, strong, and light.
And today, there are literally thousands of raw categories of plastic, according to Fred Betke, founder of Delta Pacific Products, which makes plastic parts for medical instruments.
The technical name is polypropylene, and all almost everything plastic starts out as pellets. They’re available in every color under the sun.
Delta Pacific’s clients specify the exact design of the parts they want. Hot plastic gets injected into heavy steel molds.
After 65 years of making plastic, we’ve pretty much mastered the art. What we haven’t yet figured out is what to do with plastic once we’re done with it.
“It lasts a really long time,” said Roland Geyer, professor of environmental science at UC Santa Barbara. “It doesn’t biodegrade. So, it just sits there.”
Geyer has studied how much plastic we throw away. “We have statistics reaching all the way back to the dawn of plastic mass production, 1950. And if we add it all together, it’s 8.3 billion metric tons. So, if we take that and spread it out evenly over California, the entire state of California would be covered. And that would be an ugly sight.”
About 70 percent of our discarded plastic winds up in open dumps or landfills.
“So, a plastic bag probably used once between the cash register and the car, and then how long will it be here in the landfill?” asked Pogue.
“It will be with us for hundreds of years,” Geyer said.
But some plastic winds up in an even worse place: The ocean. “Every single year, somewhere between 5 and 12 million metric tons of plastic waste enters the ocean,” Geyer said. “Plastic in the ocean has a tendency to break down into other smaller pieces. And these tiny pieces then get taken up even lower down in the food chain. So, we know that it ends up on our dinner plates.”
“Wait a minute – there’s plastic in my food?” asked Pogue.
“There is plastic in your food. Plastic in your sea salt. And there is plastic coming out of your tap.”
A giant floating trash collector will try to scoop up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Elizabeth Wise, USA Today
SAN FRANCISCO – On Sept. 8, an ungainly, 2,000-foot-long contraption will steam under the Golden Gate Bridge in what’s either a brilliant quest or a fool’s errand.
Dubbed the Ocean Cleanup Project, this giant sea sieve consists of pipes that float at the surface of the water with netting below, corralling trash in the center of a U-shaped design.
The purpose of this bizarre gizmo is as laudable as it is head-scratching: to collect millions of tons of garbage from what’s known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which can harm and even kill whales, dolphins, seals, fish and turtles that consume it or become entangled in it, according to researchers at Britain’s University of Plymouth.
The project is the expensive, untried brainchild of a 23-year-old Dutch college dropout named Boyan Slat, who was so disgusted by the plastic waste he encountered diving off Greece as a teen that he has devoted his life to cleaning up the mess.
Along with detractors who want to prioritize halting the flow of plastics into the ocean, the Dutch nonprofit gathered support from several foundations and philanthropists, including billionaire Salesforce founder Marc Benioff. In 2017, the Ocean Cleanup Project received $5.9 million in donations and reported reserves from donations in previous years of $17 million.
How it works
The Ocean Cleanup project’s passive system in being built in Alameda, Calif., across the bay from San Francisco. (Photo: Ocean Cleanup)
The Ocean Cleanup Project’s passive system involves a floating series of connected pipes the length of five football fields that float at the surface of the ocean. Each closed pipe is 4 feet in diameter. Below these hang a 9-foot net skirt.
The system moves more slowly than the water, allowing the currents and waves to push trash into its center to collect it. Floating particles are captured by the net while the push of water against the net propels fish and other marine life under and beyond.
The system is fitted with solar-powered lights and anti-collision systems to keep any stray ships from running into it, along with cameras, sensors and satellites that allow it to communicate with its creators.
For the most part the system will operate on its own, though a few engineers will remain on a nearby ship to observe. Periodically a garbage ship will be sent out to scoop up the collected trash and transport it to shore, where it will be recycled.
China to enact tariffs on OCC and other recycled paper
Colin Staub, Resource Recycling
The Chinese government plans to levy a 25 percent tariff on U.S. shipments of OCC and other recovered fiber, as well as scrap plastic, in retaliation for the latest U.S. tariff proposals.
China’s Ministry of Commerce on Aug. 8 issued the latest list of tariffs the country is planning to implement on imports of goods from the U.S. The list identifies OCC and all other recovered fiber materials among the product codes that would be hit with the 25 percent duty.
The action also covers all scrap plastics sent from the U.S. to China, as well as a number of scrap metals.
The tariffs, which cover a wide variety of product categories in addition to recyclables, cover about $16 billion in imports from the U.S. They are scheduled to take effect Aug. 23, the same day the U.S. plans to enact tariffs on $16 billion in imports from China.
Both countries previously enacted tariffs covering $34 billion in imports from the other country.
China’s latest announcement comes one day after the U.S. Trade Representative’s office finalized its $16 billion list, which will bring the current U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports up to covering $50 billion in import value.
Although previous tariffs have affected the recycling industry through steel and aluminum pricing and availability, or by their impact on recycling equipment, the new proposal from China marks the first instance of recovered paper and plastic being targeted directly.
The move threatens to further disrupt the North American recycling market, which has been rocked this year by separate Chinese import restrictions on recovered materials. It could also benefit recycling programs and companies outside the U.S., as their exports will not be subject to the tariffs.
*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 email@example.com*
Vertical Baler For Sale
The Town of Colebrook has a vertical baler for sale. Specifically, the baler is a BACE baler Model V63HD Serial Number: V63HD1504912. It was purchased new by the Town in 2014 for $10,445 from Atlantic Recycling Equipment. The baler was used for less than 18 months. The baler is to be sold “where is, as is.” Please call if you wish to view. $7,500 or best offer. Town of Colebrook 603 237-4070.
Free to a Good Home
Plastic Barrels available (must pick up) in Lancaster, NH. First Come, First served.
More NH Municipal Job Postings…
Can be found at: https://www.nhmunicipal.org/Resources/ClassifiedAds
- Monday, September 3, 2018 – Labor Day, NRRA Offices Will be Closed- Please plan accordingly
- Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – M.O.M Meeting @ 9:00 a.m. at NRRA Offices
- Monday, October 1, 2018 – Registration Deadline for NRRA Fall Bus Tour- Don’t Miss the Bus!
- Monday, October 8, 2018 – Columbus Day – NRRA Offices will Be Closed
- Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – NRRA Fall Bus Tour – NO M.O.M Meeting!
- Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – M.O.M Meeting @ 9:00 a.m. at NRRA Offices
- Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – NRRA ANNUAL MEETING @ 12:00 – 2:00 pm at the Puritan Backroom Restaurant in Manchester, NH
- Wednesday, November 14 & Thursday November 15, 2018 – NH Municipal Association Annual Conference at the Manchester Downtown Hotel
- Thursday, November 22 and Friday November 23, 2018 – Thanksgiving Holiday – NRRA Offices Closed BOTH Days