December 2018 – Full of Scrap

Inside This Issue

  • From the Director’s Chair
  • NRRA News – December Pricing Guide, Save the Date for our 2019 Conference, Welcome New NRRA Staff Members
  • School News You Can Use
  • NH the Beautiful- NHtB Board Member recognized at Nashua Chamber Gala
  • NHDES – SWOT Update
  • NH NEWS – A lot of recycling news from around our state in this issue!
  • National News – 60 Minutes airs episode about Ocean Plastic Clean up Efforts, SWEEP Standard Update
  • Classifieds
  • NRRA Calendar

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~Recycling Fact of the Month~

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, household waste increases by more than 25%.  Added food waste, shopping bags, packaging, wrapping paper, bows and ribbons all add up to an additional 1 million tons a week to our landfills.

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FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR

Happy Holidays

The Holiday period from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day creates a reason to be thankful for all the good fortune we have in our collective experience. While we often face challenges that seem intended to darken our spirits, there are also opportunities to make sustained progress. While the recycling markets continue to fluctuate, and specifications seem tighter each week for all materials, NRRA works even harder to adapt and respond to these constraints which are making every load of material ever tougher to secure timely movement at competitive prices.

Helping NRRA move forward are two new staff members who have enthusiastically joined the NRRA team in the last several weeks. Elizabeth Duncan in Finance and Heather Herring in Member Services. They add their passion for recycling to our chorus of voices without missing a beat, and actively embrace recycling and resource management in their own lives. Both are looking forward to working in an organization dedicated to preserving the environment.

They represent an optimism that is crucial to sustaining progress despite adverse markets. Examples of other inspirations come from the attempt by young Boylan Slat to remove plastic from the ocean which you will see below and from almost daily examples of the next generation of recyclers who , at very young ages, organize beach cleanups, start composting programs in their schools, research enzymes that consume plastic, and reduce, reuse and recycle every chance they get.

NRRA’s work on alternative uses for costly mixed paper, developing additional end uses for glass, and sponsoring cutting-edge topics at the annual May Conference continues to buttress the efforts to do a better job each and every day.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the sterling staff of NRRA all our best wishes to you and your families for the holidays. We look forward to working with you as we look forward to 2019 and the continued goal of a nimble and adaptable NRRA working tirelessly on your behalf to support a cleaner and more sustainable future for the generation that follows.

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NRRA NEWS

The NRRA November 2018 Pricing Guide is Now Available!

The NRRA November 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 smorrison@nrra.net.

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NRRA’s 2019 Annual Recycling Conference-SAVE THE DATE!

Registration isn’t yet open but please keep checking our 2019 Conference Page and your email for updates!  We are currently accepting presentation proposals for speakers and workshops so if you have an idea for a workshop or you know someone who would be a great speaker for this year’s conference, please let us know!  This is YOUR conference, help us make it the best one yet!

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Welcome to the NRRA Family!

Since Marilyn Weir retired in November and Ryan Stewart moved over to our Logistics Department, NRRA has had a couple of empty seats in both our Member Services & Finance Departments.

We are pleased to announce our New Hires:

Elizabeth (Liz) Duncan, Finance Assistant
eduncan@nrra.net
603-736-4401 ext. 23

Liz brings years of administrative and finance experience to our team.  She has spent 15 years in the Mental Health field and decided to make a change.  She was in management for five years and decided that she wanted to focus more on finance than the management and made a change again.  She hopes to go back to school with a focus on Accounting.

Liz enjoys reading, knitting, watching movies, being a dog mom to two giants, spoiling her grandkids and spending as much time outdoors in the winter  as possible.

Heather Herring, Member Services Representative
hherring@nrra.net
603-736-4401 ext. 14

Heather Herring joins the Member Services team at NRRA this month. She has a Master of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England and has held positions with Employer Relations at GeoVisions working with J-1 visa college students; Coordinating Programs at Road Scholar, an educational travel organization; and at Antioch working as an Administrator in the Environmental Studies and Education Departments and as an Adjunct Faculty member for student practicums.

Though Marilyn left some very impressive shoes to fill, we think that Heather is catching on very quickly and our members will be very happy to get to know and work with her!

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NRRA Presents ALL New Operator Training Webinars thanks to a grant from the USDA (2018)

NHDES Certification Credits will be available!

Please take a moment and browse our selection of NRRA School Recycling CLUB and Solid Waste Operator modules. If you or your solid waste facility staff need additional NHDES Training Credits, this is one-stop perfection!

 These online training modules were created to provide school staff and solid waste operators as well as community members, cross training opportunities in the areas of solid waste and the NRRA School Recycling CLUB program offerings.

Professional development certificates are available by request and after taking the webinar evaluation which will be sent to you via email.

Click Here to find a webinar that is just right for you!

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2018 NRRA Annual Meeting in Review

On Wednesday, November 7th, 2018, NRRA held our annual meeting at the Puritan Backroom in Manchester, NH.

About 5o representatives from our Member Towns gathered for a delicious lunch and reports from NRRA Executive Director, Mike Durfor and Treasurer, Roger Rice as well as Board President, Duncan Watson who thanked the NRRA Staff and Members for their hard work and dedication to keeping both NRRA and Recycling alive.

To learn more about NRRA’s year in review, check out our 2018 Annual Report.

For the first time in recent history, the Annual Meeting was eligible for NHDES training credits.  Thanks to captivating and informative presentations by UNH Student Intern, Jordan Strater who is researching an exciting new outlet for mixed paper as Cattle and Live Stock Bedding and also by Michael Simpson of Antioch University NE whose presentation on “Food Waste the next Frontier” gave everyone ‘food for thought’.    If you missed this year’s meeting be sure to  Click HERE to view all of the presentations from this year’s annual meeting.

We hope you’ll plan to join us next year on November 6th at the Puritan Backroom for our 2019 Annual Meeting!

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SCHOOL NEWS YOU CAN USE

Look at What’s Coming in January . . .

The CLUB is excited to launch our first annual CLUB Membership update in January.  Watch for our email blast!

It couldn’t be easier to update your school contact information now that we have our online Member Registration link. Also watch for additional contest information.

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Recycling Still Rules!!! Save the Date for the 10th Annual School Recycling Conference!

Schools Register before 1/1/19 and get a 10% Discount!

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School HazMat 101: A Blueprint for Hazardous Waste Management in Schools

Are you concerned about your school’s health and safety? NRRA’s School HazMat 101:  A Blueprint for Hazardous Materials Management in Schools was written specifically to help the entire school community benefit from addressing hazardous materials use. Funded by the USDA Rural Utilities Program, this manual provides information that improves the school’s ability to employ safe management practices.

Many people are accustomed to using hazardous materials in their everyday lives and have become desensitized to the potential health and environmental risks. They also may not fully understand the short­ and long-term health and environmental consequences. NRRA’s School HazMat 101:  A Blueprint for Hazardous Materials Management in Schools reveals how hazardous materials can be used safely by raising awareness of the role hazardous material play in their lives and the associated risks. This manual informs school personnel how to be pro-active in protecting themselves, the students, the environment, and by taking a leadership role in their community.

This full length manual can be downloaded for free by clicking HERE.  Please note that the manual is password protected for copyright purposes.  If you wish to download the manual, please email info@nrra.net or gerley@nrra.net to obtain the password.

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Loudon students learn about recycling

The students of Loudon Elementary School spent a very rainy Nov. 6 learning the rules of recycling by conducting a school waste audit, known as Trash On the Lawn Day, in their school gym. Gwen Erley, Sarah McGraw and Lindsay Dow from NRRA’s School Recycling Club trained 252 students how to identify and pull recyclables from a sampling of typical school trash. They were assisted by the school’s Environmental Kids Club along with their special guests, the members of the Loudon Recycling Committee.

For more NRRA School CLUB News, check out their December Newsletter!

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NH THE BEAUTIFUL

NH the Beautiful Board Member, Joe Bellavance III, Honored at Annual Chamber Gala

The Telegraph, George Pelletier

NASHUA – Joe Bellavance is a man of few words.

And Wednesday night, he extended that sense of humility and humanity, as received the 2018 Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award.

Praised in a video montage by friends and associates who cited his humility, loyalty, passion for the community and even his dance moves (he reportedly does a mean, “Twist”), Bellavance, chairman of Bellavance Beverage, thanked attendees, admitting he had only learned of the award 15 minutes prior to walking on stage.

“My son had talked me into coming,” he later told The Telegraph. “He said the company was involved with one of the awards.”

In his speech, he talked about losing his dad when he was 16.

“I was the oldest of four children,” he said. “And there were additional responsibilities that I had. But there was also help from nice people, and I’ve always tried to emulate that.”

Of his perseverance and understated approach to business and friendship, he said, “I think you wear better on people that way, with a softer manner.”

He called receiving the award, “wonderful,” adding, “My company has been in business since 1902, and now I have my son there; he’s the fourth generation, so I have a lot to be proud of. I really want to thank the community of Nashua for supporting us all these years.”

Bellavance Beverage actively supports the community through organizations such as Greater Nashua Big Brother and Sisters, The Nashua Boys & Girls Club and the Nashua Rotary, among many others.

In addition, Bellavance also is the president of Bellavance Realty. His board memberships include Pennichuck Water Works and Southwood Corp and New Hampshire the Beautiful. He attended the University of New Hampshire, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

The Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce’s annual Gala and Awards has garnered attention in the community for its unconventional and creative concepts that offer unique sponsorship and involvement opportunities and serves as an extraordinary networking event, a social gathering and an opportunity to celebrate business and the life and generous nature of Bellavance.

Former winner Mary Jordan, executive director of Marguerite’s Place, was on hand to congratulate Bellavance.

“This kind of evening is all about our connecting and the relationships that we have,” she said. “It’s a perfect example of relationships, when you think of all the businesses, and nonprofits and schools. Every strata of the community is represented here, and the Chamber represents a lot of history when you look at previous recipients and the constituencies that they represent. The skills that those people had make Nashua what it is today.”

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NHtB Litter Free NH Blue Bags:  They’re not just for Spring Clean-ups!  Fall Clean ups are Awesome too!

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 Fall Festival or 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.

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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

An Update from Tara Mae Albert, NH DES SWOT Coordinator

Good afternoon!  I am updating you with the SWOT Calendar and also some information regarding an upcoming Basic Training Refresher tour that we are putting together.  Upon reviewing the SWOT database there are over 600 operators who took Basic Training prior to 2012 and have yet to come back to a refresher so we are going to be offering a refresher course in multiple areas of the state in 2019.  I am still putting together the schedule and booking venues but I want you to be aware that we will be traveling to your neck of the woods.  These classes will max out at 40 students and they will be at least 3.5 hours.

I am also working on getting the website updated with the 2019 calendar and the descriptions of some of the new classes so please bear with me.  My goal is to have them up by December 20th.  The calendar will be at https://www.des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/waste/swrtas/workshop.htm.  And, as always, you can contact me with any questions at Tara.Albert@des.nh.gov or (603) 271-3713.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Warm Wishes!

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NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS

A chance to develop rare expertise and work on solving recycling industry crisis

UNH College of Life Science and Agriculture

Jordan Strater ’19, an environmental and resource economics major, is interning at the Northeast Resource Recovery Association, where she’s researching a solution to a serious problem facing towns and the recycling industry.

COLSA: Tell us about your internship.

Jordan Strater: I am the Mixed Paper Research and Marketing Intern for the Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA). The NRRA provides cooperative purchasing programs, educational and networking opportunities, technical assistance, and cooperative marketing programs that have received national recognition for establishing innovative grassroots recyclables marketing cooperatives with competitive pricing, which enable small, rural and large urban communities to manage their own recycling programs.

China has placed a ban on imported recycling from the United States, which has caused a crisis in the recycling industry. Transfer stations went from being paid for their mixed paper to having to pay to dispose of it at landfills. My job is to find a solution for the mixed paper through research and market analysis, and to determine if mixed paper animal bedding is a viable solution.

COLSA: What attracted you to the position? Why did you want the internship?

Strater: The NRRA is very passionate about the work they do solving problems in the waste industry. Their work is always relevant and important, and I was drawn to the chance to solve a very big problem many people aren’t aware of. It’s an industry I wasn’t completely familiar with going into this internship, so it has been a great learning opportunity.

COLSA: Looking back on what you accomplished as an intern, what are you most proud of?

Strater: I’m proud to be contributing to the solution of an enormous problem in the United States. My presentation at the NRRA Annual Meeting was well received by members and it reaffirmed that what I’m doing is helping a lot of people.

COLSA: What was the most valuable thing you learned?

Strater: My analytical skills have definitely improved since beginning my internship. There isn’t much existing research on using mixed paper as bedding, so it’s involved a lot of phone calls and emails to different people who may have knowledge on the subject. A lot of the studies I’ve looked at have been about similar topics, such as using newspaper as bedding, so it’s been important to pull out data from the studies that relate to my work.

COLSA: In what way(s) has this experience impacted you?

Strater: I’ve learned a lot about a topic that no one really discusses or knows about. Many people I talk to aren’t even aware of the recycling crisis and what has happening at our transfer stations and landfills. It has made me aware of the importance of education for the general public about such a crucial component of our society.

COLSA: Finally, any advice for students looking for an internship?

Strater: Don’t be afraid of what appears to be a difficult internship. You may not know absolutely everything about a topic or how to solve every problem you come across, but internships are for learning as well as applying the knowledge you do have. An internship that teaches you along the way is very valuable, and in my experience more enjoyable.

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WEBINAR:  PaintCare Programs in the Northeast States

PaintCare will be holding an informational webinar on the PaintCare programs in the northeast states (VT, CT, ME and RI) for FY2018 on January 17th at 11:00 AM. A link to register for this webinar is here:

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7375545285102069762
Webinar ID: 788-614-411

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Changes coming for Pittsfield Solid Waste Facility

Travis Morin, Union Leader

Driven in large part by China’s increasingly strict criteria for the quality of imported recycled material, residents of the four towns who use Pittsfield’s Solid Waste Facility should expect big changes to the way they sort their recyclables in 2019.

Beginning in 2019 as part of a new policy dubbed “Clean in the Recycle Stream,” the B.C.E.P. (Barnstead, Chichester, Epsom, Pittsfield) Solid Waste Facility will only accept No. 1 and No. 2 plastic containers

No. 1 plastic is typically used for soda and other single serving beverage containers, while No. 2 tends to be used for things like milk jugs and laundry detergent.

Additionally, BCEP will also be instituting new guidelines for contamination of all recyclables — mandating that every container be rinsed clean of all residue from food or other substances.

B.C.E.P. district administrator Lisa Stevens says the new policies can be traced back to big changes in the global recycling market.

“The brokers and the buyers who purchase these materials are really cracking down on quality,” said Stevens. “We’re just trying to up our game because revenues from our sale of recycled goods offsets a big chunk of the taxes people in the four towns pay. We’re really trying to see how we can make and sell a better product for a better price.”

According to Stevens, a pound of No. 1 and No. 2 plastic will fetch 39 to 40 cents on the open market, while a mix of No. 1 — No. 7 plastic is only valued at about 3 cents per pound.

At the root of these economic shakeups is China, which purchases 45 percent of the world’s plastic waste.

Beginning in early 2018, the Chinese government began what it called the “National Sword Policy,” an environmental initiative which, among other things, banned various plastics and set rigorous limits on acceptable levels of food and other waste contamination.

Mike Durfor, the executive director of Northeast Resource Recovery in Epsom, says these changes stem from an environmental awakening among the Chinese people.

“Close to 60 percent of their water is undrinkable, 20 percent of their land is unfit for farming and you can only go outside without a mask in about a quarter of their cities, “ said Durfor of China. “China has an up and coming middle class and they’re starting to realize these environmental conditions aren’t good for their kids. Basically the Chinese government is afraid their population is going to revolt.”

Noting that the 26-year-old B.C.E.P. facility can easily see as many as 300 to 500 carloads of recycled goods on busy days, Stevens says she’s confident that area residents who recycle will continue to do so because of their commitment to the practice.

“For a lot of the folks that recycle, it’s a philosophical thing,” she said. “They want to follow the guidelines, so they’re going to recycle no matter what. There may be a little push back in the beginning, but overall it’s not that much of an extra step.

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Many items tossed in recycling bins end up in landfill

WMUR TV

Every week, people drag recycling bins to the curb or load up recyclables to take to the town transfer station, but right now, all that material isn’t actually being recycled.

Waste management officials said some items that should be recyclable don’t get recycled because they’re not in the proper condition. And the United States recently lost its biggest customer for recyclable material, raising problems for the industry.

Duncan Watson, Keene assistant public works director, said many items that people try to recycle, such as used pizza boxes, can’t actually be recycled.

“A lot of people imagine that there is some magical process that happens, where a peanut butter jar that is thrown out is somehow magically cleaned from the curb to when it gets to us at the recycling center,” he said.

After mixed-stream recycling bins are picked up, the items are sorted on a conveyor belt, where workers select what items or commodities can be recycled. At the end of the line, a magnet takes the aluminum cans and spits them into a bin. Gravity allows the trash to fall into a separate bin that’s headed for the landfill.

Tony Belanger of Pinard Waste Systems said there’s currently not much difference between what goes into the trash and what gets recycled.

“At this point, it’s a very small difference, because very little of what’s going into that recycle barrel has a buyer,” Belanger said.

Belanger, who has been in the business for 32 years, said things are different this year because recyclers lost their biggest customer: China. The country used to take it all, no matter how contaminated. But now, it will only accept recycling with a 2 or 3 percent contamination rate, which Belanger said is unachievable because U.S. plants were never designed to get that level of purity.

“This is not something anyone should be embarrassed about,” he said. “It’s more of a problem that our industry created.”

A new program that was just unveiled involves grading recyclables. Contaminated boxes, plastics and glass could get an A, B or C grade.

Bad grades would lead to conversations with certain neighborhoods or towns, after which there could be consequences, such as unacceptable items left back on the curb. Upcharges for rejected recyclables might passed on to the customer.

Recyclers said there will be soon be zero tolerance for items such as plastic grocery bags in the mixed stream recycling. Consumers should either throw them in the trash or just take them back to the grocery store and put them in bins intended to collect such plastic.

Another problem is caps left on plastic bottles or worse, plastic bottles with liquid still inside. Workers said those become trash. The people on the line won’t open the bottles because they could be hazardous.

But Watson is optimistic about recycling. He predicted there will be 80 to 90 percent recycling rates someday, with everything tossed in a single bin.

To see full Video Interview, Click Here

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NATIONAL NEWS

CBS 60 Minutes airs Episode:  Cleaning up the plastic in the ocean

Discarded plastic is piling up around the world and pooling in the ocean. Sharyn Alfonsi reports on the problem’s deadly consequences for wildlife and what can be done to stop it.

Take a look around, odds are you’re surrounded by plastic. It’s in our kitchens and in our bedrooms, it keeps our food fresh and our medicine safe. It is, in many ways, a miracle product, cheap to produce and virtually indestructible. Yet plastic’s blessings are also a curse. That water bottle we use once and throw away will be with us for generations. There are campaigns to limit this plastic plague with bans on bags and straws and yet around the world, it continues to pile up, seeping into our rivers and streams and turning our oceans into a vast garbage dump. But one mop-haired young Dutchman has come up with a plan which he says will save our seas. His name is Boyan Slat, he has no formal training and his much-hyped, multi-million dollar device has made him something of a sensation. So we decided to see what all the fuss is about.  Full Article Here.

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SWEEP Standard – LEED for Waste and Recycling Releases Ambitious Proposal

Waste Dive, Cole Rosengren

  • The Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Protocol (SWEEP) Municipal Standard has been published in draft form. Following the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) model, its goal is to evaluate “the environmental, economic and social aspects of providing municipal solid waste services.”
  • The new municipal standard, as well as a forthcoming industry-specific standard, includes six categories –sustainable material management policy, waste generation and prevention, solid waste collection, post-collection recovery, post-collection disposal and innovation.
  • SWEEP is currently accepting comments, in accordance with American National Standards Institute procedure, through the end of January. From there, a consensus meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 12 and a balloting process will occur into the spring. The goal is to launch pilots with as many as 24 municipal or private entities by late 2019.

For Full Article/Dive Insight, Click 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*

For Sale

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.

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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

December 2018

  • No M.O.M Meeting This Month
  • December 24 & December 25, 2018 – NRRA Office Closed for Christmas Holiday.  Merry Christmas!
  • Monday, December 31, 2018 – NRRA Office WILL be open

January 2019

  • Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  NRRA office Closed
  • Wednesday, January, 9, 2019 – NRRA MOM Meeting, 9 AM @ NRRA Offices
  • Wednesday, January, 9, 2019 –  POSSIBLE NRRA Board Meeting Meeting, 9 AM @ NRRA Offices
  • Friday, January 11, 2019 – Last Call for 2019 NRRA Conference Speaker Proposals

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