March 2018 – Full of Scrap


  • From the Director’s Chair– NRRA is your shield,  Talkin’ Trash,  Great Britain leading by example, & Lunch at the Dump
  • NRRA News– 2018 NRRA Conference Registration Brochure is now available and Registration is open!
  • School News You Can Use-Check out the great line up of Conference Workshop for students & teachers at our 9th Annual School CLUB Conference
  • NH the Beautiful- 2018 Litter Free NH (Blue Bag) Campaign is now underway
  • NHDES-The Business of Composting in NH, listen to the NPR broadcast here!
  • NH News-the effect of the China’s recycling crackdown in Concord, NH
  • Massachusetts News– Bottle plant closure causing ‘domino effect’
  • National News
  • International News
  • Classifieds
  • NRRA Calendar

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~Recycling Tip of the Month~

On average every family uses around 330 glass bottles and jars every year. Glass bottles and jars can easily be recycled to make new glass bottles and jars or used in industry as aggregate (building material) or sand.



Welcome to March and spring is around the corner.  Unfortunately, the latest snow storm is right on the corner. Yuk!

This edition is full of good information so I will focus on three main items for my section.

#1 .  “NRRA – Your Best Defense against the Chinese National Sword!”


You may see variations of this in industry publications but I assure you NRRA thought of it first back in 1981! NRRA was formed to provide the best and most current information about the entire waste stream and its handling. Some 37 years later that mission has never been more fitting nor more valuable to all of the over 400 members who rely on this organization to help them navigate the waters of turmoil known as the recycling industry. Whether you need help with fibers, plastics, metals, HHW, electronics or the variety of other items that make their way to your facilities, call NRRA and we will put shoulder to the wheel to come up with a solution, not just for today, but for the long haul. Don’t panic over this latest bump in the road but call NRRA for help with negotiating contracts for MSW/C&D and the entire variety of materials you are charged with managing. Our Charter was valid 37 years ago and it is even more relevant today.

#2.  “Talking Trash in Northern New England 5.0”

On Friday April 6, 2018 we expect a packed house once again in Manchester NH at the Puritan Back Room to welcome representatives for the 6 NE states to the 5th edition of Talkin’ Trash New England. In addition to State Waste Experts, hot button topics and what is in the works to address those issues, representatives from the MSW world will be on hand to speak to new developments in the capacity arena as well as rail transport out of NE. Last, but not least, a review of the National Sword and its impact on the waste stream and recycling markets update and the impact of glass challenges with limited outlets.

Given all of the turmoil and wringing of hands, it is a pure joy and an honor for NRRA to recognize the efforts of two of Great Britain’s Environmental Heroines.

#3 Two Recycling Heroines from Across the Pond

Queen Elizabeth recently enacted ban on all plastic in the royal residences after viewing a moving piece on the impact of plastics in the ocean. She is to be commended and NRRA will be recognizing that exemplary effort during the upcoming Annual Conference May 21 and 22 in Manchester, N.H.

In a totally separate act of courage and commitment young Nadia Sparkes (see article in International News below) decided to continue her one person fight to save the planet and has been recognized for her clean up dedication. NRRA is reaching out to these visionaries from different walks of life and from different generations to applaud and support their pioneering and dedicated commitment to a cleaner planet.

#4 Lunch at the Dump

On another fun note, the featured act for the Monday afternoon social at the NRRA Annual Conference will be a bunch of “pickers” who call themselves “Lunch at the Dump”.  They will be performing a blend of Bluegrass country and just plain fun music at our social. Don’t miss it! Register today!

Journey to the waste: has the West learned its lesson from China’s plastic ban?

By Resty Woro Yuniar

Without reforming its throwaway habits, the West risks overwhelming the Southeast Asian recyclers who have stepped in to fill the gap left by China’s ban on imported plastic waste

China’s ban on imported plastic waste may be boosting the bottom line for Southeast Asian recyclers, but the industry risks being overwhelmed if Western countries don’t do more to address their throwaway habits.

That is the message from recyclers concerned that countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia are being asked to take on too much, too soon following China’s ban on 24 types of imported waste, which came into force on January 1. They say that if the issue is not addressed, regional countries could be forced into following China’s lead by implementing their own bans.

Before China’s regulation, the country had been importing almost seven million tonnes of plastic scrap annually, valued at more than US$6 billion, making it the world’s top market for exporters such as the United States, Britain and Japan. Much of that scrap has now been redirected towards Southeast Asia, generating concerns that it will complicate regional waste disposal efforts and cause the same environmental problems that prompted the clampdown in China.

For decades, China had imported recycled scrap plastic for use in manufacturing, but in recent years this practice had come under intense scrutiny following a series of studies highlighting its negative effects. Not least among these was Shantou University Medical College’s investigation of the “world’s largest electronic waste dump” – in Guiyu, Guangdong province – which found that up to 80 per cent of children in the town had excess levels of lead in their bloodstream. Other investigations found widespread mixing of toxic materials with imported scrap plastic, and yet others accused some recycling companies of dumping imports in landfill sites.

Read Full Article/See Video HERE



Register NOW:  NRRA’s 37th Annual Conference

Two Day Event:  Informative Workshops * Knowledgeable Speakers * Interesting Exhibitors and More!

We are proud to present the conference agenda for NRRA’s 37th Annual Recycling Conference as well as the 9th Annual School Recycling Conference.  Download the Brochure & Register Today!!

(Click on Image below to view the entire line up of workshops and events planned for our 2018 Conference!)

Early Bird Registration Discounts End on April 13th!


The 2018 NRRA Compost Bin Sale- Do your Part for Earth Day 2018

Our Annual Backyard Composting Sale is Back, Please help us make it bigger and better than ever!!  If we want this sale to continue each year…we need your help and participation!!

Click Here to download the Participation Packet

Earth day 2018, falls on Sunday, April 22nd.  This is a wonderful & Earth Friendly opportunity for your garden club, charitable organization, scouting troop or school to celebrate Earth Day while raising funds for your cause!


NRRA is pleased to offer its annual compost bin sale once again. As in the past, you can offer these for sale to your residents or other folks at your cost, or you can use this as a fundraiser. NRRA will still assist groups with providing promotional poster and order form templates.

Due to transportation/logistics, all orders must be made in full pallets. (see participation packet for pallet sizes). All pallets will be direct shipped to their final destination, and all pricing will include shipping. If you are unable to commit to ordering full pallets, we encourage you to work with another group or town in your area and share the order.

We will collect orders through Thursday March 15th, 2018. All payments collected by you should be made out to your group. Final payment to NRRA should be made in one check from your group to NRRA.

It is your choice whether you sell these at cost or use this even as a fundraiser. Even if you are selling at the fundraiser prices, pricing for all items is still well below retail costs. So unlike other fundraisers, you are offering a great value for the dollar.  Click Here for product details.


The NRRA March 2018 Pricing Guide-Stay Tuned

The NRRA March 2018 Pricing guide will be available on March 14th, please stay tuned and check back often ! Sorry for the delay!  As always, if you have any questions about current pricing, please contact us at 603-736-4401.



Come One, Come All to the 9th Annual NRRA School CLUB Recycling Conference on Tuesday, May 22, 2018!

This is a GREAT end of school year field trip for your class or school recycling group.  With workshops, activities and speakers for teachers and kids in grades 4 through 12, this event is both fun and educational!  Sign up today!  Click HERE for downloadable PDF Registration Form.



USDA Town & Gown Grant Awarded to NRRA

NRRA is pleased to announce that we have been awarded another grant through USDA Rural Development.  Town & Gown – Taking the Wall Down will assist in building alliances between municipal transfer stations (NH), waste management districts (VT) and their associated schools.  We will be searching for communities in select counties of NH and VT to receive free training in the coming months.

For the list of eligible communities in NH & VT, click HERE.

For the full Press Release, click HERE.

If you would like more information about grant participation please contact Gwen Erley at


Sarah Answers Your FAQs

Special Project Manager Sarah McGraw has done quite a few Star Assessments all over the region.  She has run into some common situations at many schools and thought our readers would like to hear the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Do we have to scrape all food off of recyclables?

A: It’s a good idea to get as much food as possible off recycling before setting it in the bin. The main concern with food in recycling bins is contamination of other materials such as paper. If your recycling gets picked up by a major waste hauling company, chances are it is headed to a recycling facility where recyclables are sorted and possibly cleaned.  The short answer is doing your best to get the majority of the gunk out but don’t agonize over every little crumb and gallons of water rinsing.

If you have a question for Sarah, just email her at  You might just see your question in the next newsletter!

For more information about the NRRA School Recycling CLUB, their programs and how you can get involved, visit



NHTB_logo_new2018 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  or Fax to 603-736-4402.


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



Click HERE for ClearStream Recyclers & Bag Info


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, 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 on May 22nd.  Please be sure to submit any grant requests to our office no later than May 5th. 


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.


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 –

 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 ( administers the New Hampshire the Beautiful programs.




NHDES Annual Facility Report Forms are now available

As a reminder, your NHDES Annual Facility reports are due no later than March 31, 2018.

The 2017 AFR Forms can be found at

The link for the active facilities is

The link for inactive facilities is


Breaking It Down: The Business of Composting in N.H.

Unless you’re a backyard composter, your food scraps are going to a landfill, where they take up a surprisingly large percentage of increasingly valuable space – and contribute to the release of methane gas. We look at why New Hampshire lags behind its neighbors in recycling food waste, and learn about some businesses that see food waste as an economic opportunity.

Listen to the NPR Broadcast

  • Athena Lee Bradley – Projects Manager for the Northeast Recycling Council. She has worked in materials management for 26 years designing a variety of reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting programs.
  • Michael Nork –  Solid Waste Management Bureau of the NH Dept. of Env. Services (formerly of NRRA Member Services!)
  • Jessica Saturley-Hall –  she started the Upper Valley Compost Company six months ago, it offers a curbside pickup service of food scraps.


NHDES Solid Waste Operator Training and Certification – In the North Country!

NHDES Solid Waste Operator Basic Training will be offered on April 19th at the Town & Country Inn and Resort in Shelburne.  This full day class is for NEW Solid Waste Operators who have yet to be certified and the SW Operator Training Coordinator invites any operator to contact her to see if they are eligible to use this training class as their continuing professional development for annual renewal.  In addition, there will be a NEW workshop the evening of April 19th at the same location in Shelburne.  For more information on this class and to register, please contact Tara Mae Albert, SWOT Coordinator at or (603) 271-3713.

For all information regarding the NHDES Solid Waste Operator Training and Certification Program, please go to 



Crackdown by China means no plastic bags in Concord curbside recycling

David Brooks, Concord Monitor

An unlikely combination of China’s economic power and plastic bags’ physical messiness has brought new restrictions to curbside recycling in Concord.

Concord has increased its efforts to keep plastic bags and plastic film such as cellophane or Bubble Wrap out of its recycling bins, and to have people to stop putting their recyclables inside plastic bags.

Using the slogan “One bin, no bags,” it hopes to convince people to keep what is officially called non-rigid plastic out of the recycling stream, even when the material carries the triangular recycling logo.

“Anyone can put that recycling triangle on anything; it doesn’t mean it’s recyclable in a municipal program. The logo really is unregulated,” said David Allen, Division Manager for Casella Waste Systems, the company that collects and processes Concord’s recyclables under a long-term contract.

Plastic bags can be recycled, which is why many grocery stores collect them, but they’re much harder to deal with than rigid plastic material, which is why Casella doesn’t want to take them.

The big drawback to plastic bags and plastic film is that they can snarl machinery being used to separate materials in a “single-stream” recycling program such as the one in Concord, which does not require people to separate paper, glass, plastic and metal. When this happens it greatly increases the cost of separating materials and makes it more likely that plastic might end up being accidentally bundled up with other material, especially paper.

Which brings us to China.

China has long purchased much of the world’s recyclable materials as part of its push to grow its economy, to the point that its decisions drive costs and practices for recycling all over the globe. Until a few years ago, China was tolerant of taking material that has a lot of contaminants, an industry term for something other than the material being recycled.

“What China discovered is that … they were also importing a portion of the world’s garbage, which became their problem to deal with,” Casella Vice President Joseph Fusco said. “You can understand why they don’t want to have to deal with the world’s garbage, so they set new standards. They’re not giving import licenses unless the standard is met.”

Read full article HERE



Bottle Plant Closure Causes glass recycling ‘domino effect’ in Massachusetts

WasteDIVE – Cole Rosengren

Dive Brief:

  • The closure of Ardagh’s glass bottle manufacturing plant in Milford, MA has begun to cause what one state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) official referred to as a “domino effect,” leaving an estimated 2,000 tons of municipal glass per year without an end market. Strategic Materials had been supplying the majority of Ardgah’s cullet and has now told local material recovery facilities it can longer take their material.
  • “That specific plant was the highest cullet user probably in the nation, so it was a big hit for us, because for all of our plants in the Northeast that was our primary outlet,” Laura Hennemann, Strategic’s director of marketing, told Waste Dive. “We’ve had to temporary curtail our glass recycling-bound supply from the municipalities and we are aggressively looking for other outlets.”
  • If this leads to temporary disposal, waivers will be required from the DEP. The agency has been working to facilitate a solution and reminding people of its existing beneficial use determination standards. A webinar was also hosted with the Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) to highlight potential for using processed glass aggregate in construction projects.

For full article, click here


South Shore Recycling Cooperative Updates

January meeting notes, updates
RecycleThat presentation
Annual Report
Grind Screen contract awards
Small scale Outreach Grant proposals
Recycling Dividend Program planning
Recycling IQ Kit grants available through April
January RECO Report: Kingston and Plymouth
Kingston is putting haulers on notice
Duxbury BOH considers hauler recycling rule
RDP funds may be used for high recycling costs
SSRC organizes contingency planning meeting
Glass Recycling halts with Milford plant closure
MassDEP addresses recycling challenges
Rep. Cantwell responds to Digital R2R request



How Technology Can Be a Solution to China’s Import Ban

Innovations in IoT technology could help keeps landfills from filling

Megan Greenwalt, Waste 360

In July 2017, China registered with the World Trade Organization (WTO) its intent to forbid 24 kinds of solid wastes by the end of 2017 and to lower contamination thresholds. With 2018 in full swing, the ban is creating challenges within the waste and recycling industry in the U.S. that may be solved through technology.

According to Christy Hurlburt, vice president of marketing for Boston, Mass.-based Enevo, the global waste and recycling industry has been shaken up by the China ban. When the ban was instituted on January 1, recycling centers slowly began to overflow.

“The only option for our recyclable waste was to head to the landfill—negating any effort that was put forth to recycle in the first place—and people are panicking about where we can put our trash,” she says. “Our current system has made burying waste cheap, and there’s often little accountability from our producers to consider the final destination of their product, which is ultimately the landfill.”

Executive Director and CEO for the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) David Biderman says China’s waste import restrictions are having a significant impact on recycling programs in the U.S. and Canada, though the impact differs based on location.

“On the West Coast, where the overwhelming majority of recyclables were exported to China, local governments and their private sector recycling partners have been forced to make significant adjustments,” he says. “Some material is now being shipped to other Asian countries. Malaysia, India and Vietnam have all experienced increases in their imports of recyclables over the past year.”

Despite the current U.S. recycling programs and systems no longer having the capacity to maintain the amount of recyclables the country produces, Hurlburt says this ban may not be such a bad thing.

“It is an opportunity for waste generators to reduce our total amount of waste—recyclables included,” she says. “Ideally, this ban will cause consumers and producers to adapt their current behaviors.”

This consumer-first mindset is no longer realistic nor sustainable, says Hurlburt. Recycling elicits such a positive response from people—sorting recyclables into the correct bins just inherently feels good. Reduction, on the other hand, elicits a fear response—people get nervous about the idea of consuming less and may even feel they have the right to consume.

According to Hurlburt, however, there are reasons to be optimistic about reduction thanks to technological advances. The Internet of Things (IoT) connected technology, for example, is allowing visibility into processes the waste and recycling industry had never previously been able to achieve.

“We are starting to see a push of innovative, technology-enabled solutions in the waste industry. New IoT-driven waste processes and technological advances will help manage waste throughout the supply chain, using data to identify where reduction can occur,” says Hurlburt. “This type of visibility is critical for adaptation to the China ban, making it easier to pinpoint exactly where waste is coming from and at what stage is it being generated.”

According to Anne Germain, vice president of technical and regulatory affairs for the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) based in Arlington, Va., IoT can help the recycling industry by improving material quality on the in-bound loads coming into materials recovery facilities (MRFs) since the China ban is really a ban of post-consumer plastics and mixed waste paper and an imposition of tighter quality requirements on other materials.

“By using sensors to detect fill levels, not only can collection be done more efficiently, but a scenario where full garbage containers result in garbage being dumped into recycling containers is avoided,” says Germain.

Read full article HERE


Celebrating 50 years of delivering innovation, education and good vibes.

The sixties. A decade of innovation, social change and acknowledging Mother Earth. WasteExpo—the baby boomer success story of the solid waste industry—invites you to celebrate with us as we turn 50. Five decades of collaborating with you and your colleagues to deliver game changing opportunities.

And this year promises to be the best yet. More innovation. More education. More networking. Join 13,000+ of your peers—the glue that makes this industry so special—from the grassroots haulers and composters to the $billion companies, and everything in between. Celebrate how far this industry has come. WasteExpo Vegas. It promises to be a rockin’ good time!

For more information or to register, click HERE



High School Student Nicknamed ‘Trash Girl’ by Bullies Refuses to Stop Collecting Litter

Many people may not want to think about our plastic pollution problem, but it’s imperative that we do. Every year, we produce 300 million tons of plastic and around 8.8 million tons of it get dumped in the oceans, threatening countless animals, many of which are on the verge of extinction as a result. If that wasn’t bad enough, it’s now estimated that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.

As one of the greatest threats to our oceans and the animals that we share the planet with, we need to rethink every single aspect of how much waste we produce and how we deal with it. That’s why 12-year-old Nadia Sparkes decided to take matters into her own hands. The high schooler has been picking up trash along the two-mile route from her school to her home for months now, using the basket of her bike to bring the trash home. In just the short amount of time that she has been picking up trash, Nadia has already accumulated more than two recycling bins worth of plastic.

Despite her green intentions, some of the kids at Nadia’s school have dubbed her “Trash Girl” and have bullied her for her noble efforts to help the planet. It would be easy to succumb to mean comments and stop picking up trash, but on the contrary, Nadia is more determined than ever to clean up her community.

“I’m doing something to protect the world they also live in. It’s everyone’s job. We are all responsible for keeping this world safe, instead of believing that it’s always someone else’s job,”  Nadia said about the bullies. 

Read full article HERE



*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*


Help Wanted-Town of Barrington, Transfer Station Attendant

The Town of Barrington seeks a Transfer Station attendant for the Barrington Transfer Station and Recycling Center.  This is a part time job that pays approximately $11.50-12.00/hour depending on qualifications and employment is available immediately.  The Transfer Station is open 2 days a week, Tuesday 1pm to 5pm and Saturday 8 am to 5pm during winter hours and Tuesday, Thursday 1pm to 5pm and Saturday 8am to 5pm during summer hours with potential for 5 additional hours. The successful candidate should possess a New Hampshire Solid Waste Operators Certification or the ability to obtain one within six (6) months of employment, the ability to operate a cash register, have good communication skills with fellow employees, residents and other users of the transfer station. The position requires the person to be able to perform physical labor under all climatic and environmental conditions such as heat, cold, dust, noise, rain and snow. Duties include coordinating the collection of solid waste and recyclable materials and preparing the material for hauling; maintaining a safe environment for residents and employees, interacting with the general public including advising them of the policies of the Transfer Station and assisting them with their recycling and disposal needs. Position will require candidate to perform repetitive motion tasks and bend and lift a minimum of 50lbs. Any questions please call Peter Cook 664-0166.  Mail application and resume to P.O. Box 660 Barrington, NH 03825 or email Deadline is December 18, 2017 3:00pm.  The Town of Barrington is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Town of Henniker- Job Opening
Transfer/Recycling Center & Parks/Property Dept. Superindendent

Town of Henniker, NH (population 4,800) seeks a Superintendent to effectively plan and direct all activities of the Transfer Station, Recycling Center and Parks and Properties. The Superintendent ensures compliance with all local policies and procedures, laws, regulations and permits relating to solid waste; performs technical work necessary for directing the operations of all departments and supervises activities of all employees. This is a salaried position. Complete job description can be found on the town website at
Pay compensatory with experience. To apply, send cover letter and resume to or via mail to Town Administrator, 18 Depot Hill Road, Henniker NH 03242. First round of applications will be reviewed on November 22, 2017. Position open until filled.


BCEP Solid Waste District – Solid Waste Operator

BCEP Solid Waste District is seeking to fill a full-time, non-exempt, Solid Waste Operator Position.  The applicant must be at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain a valid CDL A or B driver’s license with a clean driving record.

Possession of a State of New Hampshire Solid Waste Operators Certification and New Hampshire Weighmaster License required, or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment.  The successful candidate should have the ability to operate a skid steer, front end loader, forklift, baler, compactor, roll off truck, hand and power tools, computers, cash register and safety equipment together with considerable knowledge of maintaining such equipment.

Duties include coordinating the collection of solid waste and recyclable materials and preparing the material for hauling; maintaining a safe environment for residents and employees, interacting with the general public including advising them of the policies of the Transfer Station and assisting them with their recycling and disposal needs.

The operator is responsible for compliance of all operating requirements as required by RSA and permits issued by the State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.  A State of New Hampshire Hazmat Certification and welding experience a plus.

The position requires the person to be able to perform physical labor under all climatic and environmental conditions such as heat, cold, dust, noise, rain and snow.  Work on Saturdays is mandatory.

All employees are subject to pre-employment background checks and drug and alcohol testing.

Send resumes to Administrator, BCEP Solid Waste, PO Box 426, Pittsfield, NH 03263, no later than November 21, 2017.  Electronic submissions may be sent to

Hourly wage:  $16.00 – $18.00, DOQ, and includes a complete benefit package.  BCEP Solid Waste District is an equal opportunity employer.


JOB OPPORTUNITY:Transfer Station Manager/Highway Department Employee

 The Town of Canterbury NH is accepting applications for the position of Transfer Station Manager/Highway Department Employee.

The position will combine two job functions and is a full-time position with benefits, reporting to the Road Agent.

JOB SUMMARY For transfer station manager: This position is responsible to supervise the acceptance of trash and recyclable material and general overall operation of the Transfer Station. Operating hours for the Transfer Station are Wed. 4-7 & Sat. 8-6. CDL & NHDES Solid Waste Operator Certification required within 6 Months.

A full job description is available on the Town of Canterbury website.

Please send resume to: Ken Folsom, Town Administrator Town of Canterbury NH PO Box 500 Canterbury, NH 03224

Salary: $16.00-17.50 per hour depending on qualifications.


Transfer Station Scale Attendant – Town of Hampton

The Town of Hampton Department of Public Works is seeking applications for a full-time Transfer Station Scale Attendant. This position requires computer skills and ability to maintain good public relations with the general public. A State of New Hampshire Weigh Master’s License will be required within 90 days of employment. A CDL-B driver’s license will be required within 8 months of employment to assist with other Public Works Department duties as needed. Duties include: enforcing rules relating to the proper utilization of the transfer station; weighing Transfer Station users consistent with applicable rules; collecting fees; and issuing receipts when necessary. The successful candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment screening including a background check, driving record check, and drug and alcohol tests. Other job related and employment tests may be required. Job description is available upon request. Starting Salary $14.16/hr. Send resumes with cover letter to Jennifer Hale, Deputy Public Works Director, 100 Winnacunnet Road, Hampton NH 03842, or email to Resumes will be accepted until position is filled. No phone calls, please. No facsimiles will be accepted. The Town of Hampton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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.


Diesel Hyster Forklift & Two Balers for Sale

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

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

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

Both in excellent condition. Acquired from NETC.


More NH Municipal Job Postings…

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March 2018

  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 – Rhode Island Compost Conference, Providence, RI from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Wednesday March, 14, 2018 – NRRA M.O.M Meeting, NRRA Office @ 9:00 a.m.

  •   Thursday, March 15, 2018 – Final Compost Bin Sale Group Orders are due by 4:30!

  • Monday, March 26, 2018 – MassRecycle Conference, Framingham, MA

  • Saturday, March 31, 2018 – ALL NHDES Annual Facility Reports are Due

April 2018

  • Thursday, April 6th – Talkin’ Trash 5.0 New England, Puritan Backroom, Manchester, NH

  • Wednesday, April 11th – NRRA M.O.M Meeting, NRRA Offices @ 9:00 AM

  • Friday April 13th, 2018 – NRRA Conference Early Bird Registration Ends

  • April 16th thru April 20th – NRRA Compost Bin Sale Deliveries this week.

  • Sunday, April 22, 2018 – Earth Day –How are you Celebrating?



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