January 23, 2015-Full of Scrap


  •  Save The Date: 2015 Annual Northeast Recycling Conference & Expo
  • Last Call for Presentation Proposals- Due by Jan 30th!
  • Innaugral NRRA Members Only Webinar Invite
  • NRRA Annual Compost Bin Sale-Register Now!
  • National News: Superbowl Organizers, Verizon Sponsor E-Waste Recycling Event
  • Classifieds
  • NRRA Calendar

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~Recycling Fact of the Day~

Disposal of waste to landfills decreased from 89% in 1980 to 54% in 2007




Save the Date: 2015 Annual Northeast Recycling Conference & Exposition

2015 NRRA Conference Announcement PicWhen? Monday, June 8th & Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
Where? Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, Manchester, NH
Would you like to present? If you’d like to submit a presentation for either conference, details are below or you can visit our website for more information at https://www.nrra.net/2015-conference-expo/. If you would like to see a particular topic covered contact the office at info@nrra.net or 603-736-4401.


Last Call: 2015 Conference – Call for Presentation Proposals

Submission Deadline: Friday, January 30, 2015

2015 School Conference – Call for Presentation Proposals

Submission Deadline: Friday, January 30, 2015

Call for Award Nominations

Sami Izzo Award & Nomination Form
2015 Outstanding Recycling Award Nomination Form
2014-2015 School Awards Nomination Form
Deadline to Submit Awards Nominations is: April 1, 2015


Coming Soon: NRRA Call for Exhibitors & Sponsors

Keep an eye on your e-mail and our website!  Our Exhibitor & Sponsor Packet will be going out very soon!  If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the 34th Annual Conference, please contact us at info@nrra.net so we can be sure that you are on our mailing list!


Thursday, February 5, 2015 | 10:00 -11:30 a.m.

Webinar Invite


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Mike Durfor




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Transfer Facilities provide a vital service to each of the communities they serve. No longer is it just a hole in the ground to dispose of garbage, but a multi-faceted operation that requires a high level of professional expertise to operate properly. In addition, recycling programs have the potential to save communities thousands of dollars annually if properly managed. This takes time, training, and constant application of Best Management Practices by trained professionals.

“It’s not Just the Dump Anymore” kicks off the webinar with an overview of the kinds of reporting and regulations that impact facilities daily, and how to address them.

“What Every Solid Waste Manager Needs to Know” is focused on the cost of MSW, a major component in the Town Budget for any town, and how recycling market pricing is set and how to benefit from the marketing expertise that NRRA provides its members.

“The Times …They are a Changing…Plan for Flexibility”
Last but not least is a peek into the future of the industry and the rapid changes that are going to affect the entire waste stream in the near future.

Our hope is this Webinar will provide members who might not be able to make our monthly MOM meeting in Epsom with a chance to take part in this open exchange of current news you can use.

Sign up today as registration is limited and we look forward to your participation on Thursday February 5, 2015 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.



NRRA Annual Compost Bin Sale – Register Now!

All four picture Compost Bin Sale Items

Did you know?

*In 2012, 27.6% of waste sent to landfills consisted of food and yard waste, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The use of backyard composting systems by residents can divert this waste and help residents benefit from fresh compost.

* It is also possible to conserve municipal water supplies and cut household water bills by up to 40% with backyard rain barrels. Rain water, free from chlorine and water treatment
chemicals, is an excellent water source for lawns, plants and gardens.

Now is the time to do your part to help the environment. Participating in NRRA’s annual compost bin sale is a great way to do this! You can either do a straight sale or use this as a fundraiser for your group or organization.
It’s quick and easy. Just go to https://www.nrra.net/news/bins-barrels-info/

1. Download your participation packet and send us your participation form. Upon receipt,
NRRA will send you a customized order form and poster that you can use to promote
your sale.

2. Collect orders until March 13, 2015. Download group order form from the website
and send to NRRA no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 13th.

3. Orders will be shipped directly to your group between April 13th and April 17th – in plenty of time to distribute for Earth Day!

Be sure to read the overview of the sale on the website for minimum order requirements, delivery and other important details about the sale.


register now imageDon’t forget that our “Members Only” section of our website is now up and running! Please take a moment to register to access this part of our website as it has a lot of content that is only available to our members.  Registration is quick and easy. Click HERE to register now!




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Award Nominations Being Taken:  Nominate your favorite School Recycler Today!


The School blue_ribbonRecycling CLUB’s 6th Annual Conference will be held at the Radisson in Manchester on June 9, 2015. This year’s theme is “Real Challenges-Real Solutions.”  Registration forms will be available shortly.

The CLUB is now accepting Award Nominations in a number of categories.  The awards will be presented at the 2015 Conference.  If you know of a worthy individual, school or group, please follow this link to the nomination form.  Deadline for nominations is April 1, 2015.



NRRA CLUB applergclippedWould you like to host a TOLD, Garbage Guerillas or another Workshop at your school? Let the CLUB Help!

  • Improves academic performance, especially in science and math
  • Can lead to financial savings for schools
  • Decreases the school’s carbon footprint through practical solutions that reduce energy and water consumption
  • Reduces school waste and conserves natural resources
  • Encourages student environmental awareness and stewardship
  • Increases parental involvement
  • Helps students and teachers develop stronger relationships with their communities

Previous EPA EE-funded research at over 200 New England schools completed by the NRRA School Recycling CLUB (the CLUB) found that the single most challenging area for school recycling programs was in providing curriculum integrations that brought recycling and sustainability into classrooms to be used as the subject matter for meeting state and local curriculum standards.  The intention of the CLUB programs is to address just that issue in schools across all six New England states. Our goal is to use the CLUB’s workshops and technical assistance programs, all experiential and hands on, as a tool for educating K-12 students about consumption, proper diversion of waste, the resulting impacts on climate change and what they can do to change it.  Through these offerings, we are also afforded the opportunity to link these priorities to curriculum standards.  In addition, these workshops will model, for educators or community leaders, exemplary ways of teaching in creative, effective, and efficient methods about human health threats from environmental pollution as well as how to minimize human exposure to preserve good health. Click here to learn more or contact us at theclub@nrra.net or call 1.603.736.4401 ext. 19




Grants Program for NH Municipalities

Do you need equipment for your facility?  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 NH the Beautiful Board will be meeting to vote on new Grant requests on February 19, 2015.  Please be sure to send in your grant applications no later than February 5, 2015. 


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.10. 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.


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

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


Click here for ClearStream info.


Click here for Bin info.



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.




The NH DES Operator Certification Rules became effective July 1 and are linked HERE.  If you have any questions, contact either NRRA or NH DES directly.  To visit the link for the NH DES new Solid Waste Operator Applications and upcoming workshops visit:  http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/waste/swrtas/index.htm


Best Management Practices for Transfer Station Operators

When:  Tuesday, March 31, 2015   9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where:  NH DES, 29 Hazen Drive, Rooms 110-114, Concord, NH

This workshop is a repeat from 2014. This workshop is designed for renewing Solid Waste Operators. The attendee will learn what is a Best Management Practice (BMP) as it relates to a Solid Waste Transfer Station, how to use them and why they are important. Instructors will cover a variety of specific BMPS, such as Universal Wastes, Used Oil and Filters, Household Sharps, Composting, Brush Piles, Glass, and Scrap Tires. Please bring your BMP Manual with you. This workshop is being offered twice; from 9:00-12:00pm and from 1:00-4:00pm.  Click HERE for more information!


Continuing Professional Development for Certified Solid Waste Facility Operators

Certified solid waste facility operators must attend or participate in 2.5 hours of relevant continuing professional development each year to keep their certification current. This typically means attending at least one training event such as a workshop or conference. Operators must submit written confirmation of attendance with their renewal application for trainings not provided by DES. Credit will generally be given for continuing professional development that offers information about and increases awareness of environmental, waste management operations, and health or safety issues.

DES offers workshops to meet the 2.5 hour per year requirement of continuing professional development, but also accepts relevant training from other organizations. Please click HERE for some current training opportunities. DES updates their web page when new workshops are scheduled, so check back often to find new postings.



Super Bowl Organizers, Verizon Sponsor E-Waste Recycling Event

By Alan Gerlat, Waste 360

footballOrganizing parties of the Super Bowl and an electronics firm are teaming up for an e-waste Recycling Rally in Phoenix today.

The National Football League (NFL), Verizon Wireless and the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee are partnering to collect and recycle electronic waste. The public will be able to discard electronic devices such as computers, televisions or cell phones during the all-day event, according to an announcement for the occasion.

This marks the second year Verizon and the NFL have joined with the local Super Bowl host committee to collect and recycle e-waste. Verizon also will collect no-longer used cell phones, batteries, chargers, accessories and tables as part of its HopeLine from Verizon program, which provides support for non-profit domestic violence organizations and agencies nationwide.

The e-waste event is part of the overall environmental outreach program developed for the Super Bowl, Feb. 1.



Help Wanted


The Town of Northfield is seeking a team player to fill a 24 hour per week Recycling Attendant/Laborer position. A job description and application instructions are available at Northfield Town Hall, 21 Summer Street, Northfield NH and at www.northfieldnh.org.

Duties include operation and maintenance of the town Transfer station, maintenance of town roads and facilities as needed and other duties as needed. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Northfield is an equal opportunity employer


For Sale

For Sale BalerIPS Model AT965HS100 Auto Tie Baler
One (1) IPS Model AT965HS100 Auto Tie Baler, 100 HP power unit, built in January 2001. The baler will need to be removed from the facility. Asking Price is $65,000.00. More Pictures are available upon request.  Contact NRRA if interested or if you would like more information.  (info@nrra.net)


Gaylord Boxes – thru NRRA’s Cooperative Purchasing Program
Gaylords (Corrugated) available for pickup thru NRRA in Wolfeboro NH.
Please contact Marilyn, Mike or Bonnie at 1-800-223-0150


FOR SALE:  Town of Marlborough has a Jify lift in good working order $50 or BO  ALSO has Two Glass Crushers for sale. Both are in excellent working order. $200 or BO

Glass Crusher

Jify Lift

See Pictures .   Call Gary at 1-603-903-5456




  • January 30th: Deadline for Conference Speaker/Presenter Proposals


  • February 11th: M.O.M Meeting- 9:00 a.m. at the NRRA Office

  • February 19th: NH the Beautiful Board Meeting- 8:30 a.m. at the NRRA Office

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