November 4, 2015-Full of Scrap



  •  From the Director’s Chair: Annual Meeting and Conference Keynote Announcements
  • NRRA News:  Important Information about Mercury
  • School News You Can Use: Don’t forget America Recycles Day is November 15th!
  • NH the Beautiful
  • National News: Where our Trash Goes
  • Classifieds
  • NRRA Calendar

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~Recycling Fact of the Day~

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.


Kermit the Frog in Directors ChairFROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR

 NRRA Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting will be held on November 18, 2015 at the Makris Steak & Lobster Restaurant in Concord.  We will start with lunch at Noon and the business portion of the meeting will start promptly at 1 p.m. In addition to the annual report of the officers and the Executive Director, which will address the current state of recycling, there will be a brief but informative presentation on a possible emerging market for LDPE.

Caleb B. Rick, JD – CEO, EcoGlobal

caleb rickAs CEO of Ecoglobal, he is leading efforts to build the first factory in the U.S.  to produce Ekopolimer, a value added material made from waste stream LDPE plastic. He is an adjunct professor of nonprofit management at Vermont Law School and spent the bulk of his career as a nationally known nonprofit fundraising consultant. He previously worked for the Sierra Club, the University of California and UC Medical Center, Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Prior to his career in the nonprofit sector, he worked for the New York State Lieutenant Governor and the New York Attorney General. He is a graduate of Middlebury College, Vermont Law School, the Coro Foundation’s City Focus Program and is a member of the California Bar Association.

Mr. Rick  will explain the possible source stocks and end uses for this new product/process. As recycling markets remain a challenge NRRA continues to reach out to keep its membership current as opportunities arise.

NRRA on the Road Again!

In addition to numerous site visits to facilities, this is a month of Presentations!  NRRA has been busy fulfilling its charter of general education and outreach by helping with the NHDES required Continuing Education Credits as well as developing the USDA Grant schedule for 2016!!

"It's Not Easy Being Green" Workshop at NH DES 10/23/15

“It’s Not Easy Being Green” Workshop at NH DES 10/23/15


10/23 – A great group at the Concord NHDES Auditorium for Continuing Ed Credits.

Mike Presenting the NHDES Workshop in Barnstable Mass.

Mike Presenting the NHDES Workshop in Barnstable Mass.

10/27 –  An overflow crowd at Barnstable Mass

11/10  – Rhode Island PGA Glass Program

11/18 – Annual Meeting

11/20 – New Hampshire Municipal Association -Town Officials -Talkin’ Trash 3.0 and Current Recycling Markets!


NRRA 35th Annual Conference Keynote Speaker Announcement

For its 35th Annual Emerald Celebration Conference and Exposition, NRRA is proud to have Mr. Jerry Powell as its keynote speaker. Known internationally as the “West Coast Wizard of Johnny Carson Swami ImageWaste” (our fond title not his!) Jerry has an unequalled knowledge of the entire Resource Recovery Industry. Anyone who is serious about this industry will at some point benefit from his insight, wisdom and guidance in navigating the ever volatile world of markets. You will not want to miss out on Jerry’s opening keynote address and follow-up general plenary session.

Resource Recycling, Inc.
Portland, Oregon

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJerry Powell is the owner of three magazines (Resource Recycling, Plastics Recycling Update and E-Scrap News). He edits Resource Recycling. In addition, he aids in the management of three annual conferences, The E-Scrap Conference, The Plastics Recycling Conference, and The Resource Recycling Conference, several of which are the world’s largest in their fields.

Previously Jerry founded and managed a recycling consulting firm for a decade and founded and managed a recycling business in Portland, Oregon for more than eight years.

He is a past three-time chair of the board of the National Recycling Coalition and the three-time chair of the board of a state recycling association. He has spoken on waste management and recycling issues in 48 states and five Canadian provinces.





Less than a week ago, NRRA was informed that the scrap metal industry was implementing a  zero tolerance process at all of its facilities and for all of its pickups. Within less than 24hrs the initial notification was sent to all NRRA members shipping or delivering scrap metal. Once NRRA received the follow-up information on what to look for and how it would work, that information was communicated as well. In the space of 48 hours over the weekend, nearly every affected member had been contacted in one form or another and NRRA continues to work with the industry to make sure its members have the information they need to operate safely and properly. If you have any additional questions about this recent increase in requirements, it is fully explained on the NRRA website along with contact information, pictures, and necessary forms. Do not hesitate to call if you have questions after reviewing this material. Bottom line is a signed BOL Addendum is required for the material to be accepted either on your site or at the receiving facility.


ALARMEffective Sunday – November 1, 2015 ( in other words) IMMEDIATELY!!!!!

All shipments of scrap metals, of any kind, will require a SIGNED addendum to the bill of lading for any loads delivered to a Schnitzer facility or for any loads which they pick up.

Attached here is the blank form to print out and sign and attach to the container if scheduled for pick up any date starting 11/1/2015. It can be signed and handed to the scale operator when delivering your own material.

#1 No loads will cross the scale without a signed Mercury Form.

#2. No container will be picked up without a signed form, AND there will be a haul fee charged if the form is not there and they have to leave and return.

The form is available HERE.

It will be available at every scale house. Schnitzer will be providing re-sealable plastic sleeves for forms that will be attached to the containers at your facilities. Be sure to leave the signed form on the container so it is easily seen when it is picked up.     

You only need to sign one original form and then print additional copies.

This is a zero tolerance policy action. It primarily affects older white goods that might have switches or other mercury devices in them. It is possible that Free 5 gallon buckets will be provided which can be used for the material and picked up free of charge.  Please review the attached forms which include the notice to NRRA from Schnitzer, NHDES Guidance documents about the ban that was passed in 2008 and NHtB Signage that relates to Mercury. Please call or email NRRA at if you have any questions.  Or visit the NHDES site


Washing Machines

Washing Machines


Gas Ranges

Gas Ranges



Chest Freezers

Chest Freezers

Sump and Bilge Pump float switches

Sump and Bilge Pump float switches


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nrra logo color compressed_jpgPLEASE JOIN US!  The NRRA Annual Meeting and Luncheon


When:  Wednesday, November 18, 2015 / Noon – 2:30 pm

Where:  Makris Lobster & Steak House, Route 106, Concord, NH

As a member, you are cordially invited to join the staff and trustees of the Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) for its annual meeting and luncheon. The NRRA is YOUR organization, so please plan to attend or send a representative in your place.

Each Municipal Member is entitled to only one vote but you may send as many representatives to the event as you wish. Associate Members do not have a vote, but we welcome and encourage their participation. This Annual Meeting and Luncheon offers a wonderful chance to network with recycling professionals throughout the Northeast.

The cost for the luncheon is $25.00 per person and pre-registration is required. Please fill out the form HERE and return with a check made payable to the NRRA.  Registration deadline is Monday, November 9, 2015.

We look forward to seeing you on November 18th and thank you for your continued support of the NRRA.


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Upcoming Eastern Regional Climate Preparedness Conference

Antioch SaveTheDate_2016Dear Colleagues:

We invite you to join us at the LOCAL SOLUTIONS: Eastern Regional Climate Change Preparedness Conference in Baltimore, MD, April 4-5, 2016, which is being convened by Antioch University New England and U.S. EPA. Additional information on Day 3 (Education and Business Continuity Summits) can be found on our web site here. This “how to” capacity-building regional conference on Days 1 and 2 (April 4-5, 2016) is designed for decision makers at the local level (municipal, county, regional planning, watershed). Learn how to prepare for severe weather and climate impacts, and to build health and resiliency into your community plans. Click here to learn more about conference sessions, workshops and walking tours. 



America Recycles Day – November 15

ARD_IR_Logo_GreenandBlack_cmyk Nov. 15America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Every year on November 15 (America Recycles Day) event organizers educate neighbors, friends and colleagues through thousands of events. Keep America Beautiful created guides, tools, templates and tips to make it easy to organize your local school or community event.

To learn more, click here.

America Recycles Poster


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Would 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 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, 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 NH the Beautiful Board Meeting will be on December 10th, 2o15.  Please submit your grant applications by December 1st to have them considered at this next meeting!


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!  Please note that effective July 1, 2015 the cost of the 14 gallon Curbside Recycling Bins have increased by .50 cents a bin.  We regret this unavoidable increase but assure you that these bins are still being offered at a great discounted rate to all Towns, Schools, Businesses and non-profit organization who apply. 


Click here for ClearStream info.


Click here for Curbside Recycling Bin info.


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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.



Where Our Trash Goes

Originally Appeared in the NY Times on 10/10/15

Readers take issue with a Sunday Review essay that said recycling has failed in economic and environmental terms.

To the Editor: Re “The Reign of Recycling” (Sunday Review, Oct. 4):

John Tierney’s article fails to understand the psychology of recycling. The habit of recycling encourages people to consider their personal impact on the environment, and, yes, it makes people feel good about themselves. Decades of research in psychology has shown that recycling behavior has positive spillovers; it makes people more likely to help the environment in many other important ways.

A garbage tax (on trash that goes to the landfill) will likely do the exact opposite. Behavioral research has taught us that giving people the option to “buy out” of their environmental responsibility undermines their personal motivation to help.

Long-term environmental problems call for long-term changes in human behavior. Advising people to stuff their garbage deep inside the earth because that’s what we have always done is exactly the type of thinking that got us here in the first place. Just because societies had open sewage systems for over a thousand years doesn’t mean it is a good idea. Whatever the inefficiencies of the recycling process may be, misinforming people that recycling is a waste of time is not going to help the environment.


Princeton, N.J.

The writer is a researcher, lecturer and social psychologist at Princeton University who directs the Social and Environmental Decision-Making Lab.

To the Editor:

“The Reign of Recycling” and its attack on the benefits of recycling could not have been more off-base.

Recycling and composting are cost-effective and efficient ways to fight climate change and provide other social and environmental benefits.

For example, San Francisco’s pioneering composting program uses food scraps and yard trimmings to produce rich soil for farmers in California instead of sending them to the landfill, where they would produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas. In addition, soil produced from compost retains up to 20 times its weight in water, a significant benefit during California’s drought.

It only makes sense for the State of California to effectively eliminate the disposal of organic material by 2025 by turning it into more useful products. Moreover, processing recycleables can create 20 times as many jobs as sending material to landfills.

After more than a thousand years of burying our trash in landfills, it is time to update the use and disposal of precious resources for the 21st century.


San Francisco

The writer is the mayor of San Francisco.

To the Editor: John Tierney’s sadly shortsighted essay on recycling completely misses the key problem in our consuming society: the front end. With the production side held completely unaccountable, recycling becomes an impossible game of catch-up. Mr. Tierney, as he’s done so often before, scorns the left hand for trying to clean up a horrific mess that the right hand has created.

A sane solution would be to require everything that our society produces and consumes to be reusable or compostable, with a clear plan where it will all go once it’s served its initial purpose. Is that really so hard to do?


Bexley, Ohio

To the Editor: Recycling does seem very costly compared with its supposed benefits.

Some readers are old enough (as I am) to remember when soda and beer bottles were returned to the store where purchased and, instead of being crushed, were refilled with the same product and then resold. With modern means, couldn’t chips be incorporated into appropriate containers to expedite the process? Is it really necessary to destroy and remake containers, particularly energy-intensive glass and aluminum?

Refilling instead of recycling could provide local jobs and avoid the costs, economic and environmental, of transporting the recycled material vast distances to be reutilized.

New labeling could be applied to help alleviate the American abhorrence of “used” containers.


Arlington, Mass.

To the Editor: John Tierney misses the point of recycling by largely limiting his viewpoint of its benefits to monetization of waste. Surely the question of whether money can be made from recycling is of interest only to corporations in the business of processing waste.

Few countries in the world are blessed with both enough space to hide waste in landfills and the infrastructure needed to move waste from consumers to landfills. In traveling the globe, I’ve been struck repeatedly by scenes such as the vast numbers of plastic bags blowing across the Moroccan desert and household waste simply dumped in many Asian villages.

Many people living in or close to poverty simply have no options for getting rid of inorganic household waste that cannot be processed locally. Recycling is one important channel in a comprehensive program for waste management that delivers a clean, safe living space.

While first-world countries can pat themselves on the back for progress with paper, metal and plastics, the record is not good for many other kinds of waste, much of it dangerous. In the United States, options for handling toxic fluids such as automotive oil and paint thinners are inconvenient to consumers and not widely available. The same is true for pharmaceuticals, which when flushed into bodies of water endanger wildlife and whole ecosystems.

Globally, there remains much to be done, and making a buck should not be anyone’s priority.


Stow, Mass.

To the Editor: While it is true that recycling post-consumer plastics has been a tough nut to crack technologically, and recovery rates have plateaued at about 30 percent nationally, tremendous progress has been made in just the past few years.

I am chairman of a recycling company that has spent the past eight years developing a sustainable business model, driven by new technology and no government handouts, to take unsorted post-consumer plastic waste from residents and separate everything automatically so that every single resin type and plastic form is usable by a paying customer.

With so much blood and treasure spent to secure the petroleum-based resources to make plastics, it is thoroughly immoral to simply throw them back into a hole.


Wilton, Conn.

To the Editor: Incredibly, John Tierney fails to mention the most obvious, and most important, alternative (or complement) to recycling: reducing waste to begin with. It’s not that hard.

Ten years ago I started carrying around a stainless steel water bottle everywhere I go. This one easy step dissolved my need for not only bottled water, but most other to-go drinks, too. Same goes for my trusty morning thermos — my coffee stays hotter, there’s no leaching from cheap Styrofoam or plastic-lined cups, and no waste. Same for take-out: Eat there or cook at home, and forgo the mountain of waste.

The list goes on: reusable grocery bags, buying bulk dry goods rather than individually packaged, forgoing the plastic bag at the corner store. You get the idea. These few strategies dramatically reduce the amount of trash and recycling I generate on any given day. It’s not hard; just do it.


Boulder, Colo.

To the Editor: The elephant in the room in John Tierney’s article is: Why do we continue to manufacture plastic for spurious purposes? We hear about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, about microplastics that are poisoning the sea, about turtles shaped like hourglasses because they grow inside a six-pack ring.

We can drink tap water out of nondisposable containers rather than bottled water; we do not need to drink coffee from a Styrofoam cup with a half life of hundreds of years; and we do not need large plastic toys for children. Plastic should be treated as a special material that can be a life saver in medical uses (stents) and marvelous for things like flexible plumbing pipe. But pretending that we can throw it away without consequences is criminal.


Ocean Springs, Miss.

To the Editor: While John Tierney is correct is describing the current economic plight of the recycling industry, he doesn’t mention how the recycling industry — and the solid waste industry of which it is a part — is changing.

Driven by technology and economics, parts of the country are moving away from the current recycling model. Optical sorting, computerized scanning and enhanced mechanical devices have made such developments possible. Montgomery, Ala., established a new system in which residents no longer sort their trash. Instead, the material goes to a sorting facility, where organics are separated from inorganics, and metals, paper, glass and plastic are sorted. The plan is for the organics go to an anaerobic digester; only the residue from the process will be landfilled.

In California, localities such as San Jose are experimenting with a system in which “wet trash” (organics) are placed in one bin, and “dry trash” (everything else) in another bin. The dry portion is mechanically and optically sorted for recyclables of value, and the organic fraction is diverted to an anaerobic digester and used for energy.

While neither of these approaches achieves zero waste, 60 to 70 percent of the stream is being repurposed.


Westport, Conn.

The writer is president of Governmental Advisory Associates.



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Help Wanted


Canterbury, NH Solid Waste Transfer Station & Recycling Center

The Town of Canterbury is seeking a part-time employee to cover vacation & sick days at the Transfer Station & Recycling Center. The facility is open to the public Wednesday evenings and Saturdays, as well as preparing material for shipment other weekdays. The successful candidate will be a certified Principal Solid Waste Operator with the State of NH, or have the necessary experience and education to obtain this status, have basic interpersonal and accounting skills, be timely and trustworthy, and be able to lift up to 75 lbs. Waste-management and/or heavy equipment experience is desirable, as is ability to work on short notice, should the shift be to cover illness. Hours for this position will not exceed 450 annually; wages will be commensurate with experience and abilities. This position may lead to a permanent part-time position with vacation and sick-leave benefits, but is currently to fill in as needed.

Interested parties should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to Ken Folsom at or

Attention: Ken Folsom
Town Administrator
Town of Canterbury
PO Box 50010
Hackleboro Road
Canterbury, NH 03224


Solid Waste Manager-Lebanon, NH

The City of Lebanon is currently seeking a highly skilled and dynamic Solid Waste Manager to join the Department of Public Works team.

Named the Best Small Town in America in 2015 by, Lebanon, New Hampshire is a place of engagement – people, trails, parks, education, entertainment and events.

With a population of approximately 13, 500 people, Lebanon is situated on the Connecticut River in the heart of a pristine New Hampshire Valley, and possesses some of the most beautiful country in the world.

The City is a healthy and thriving community that enjoys both the quiet everyday living of rural life and the cultural experience of a big City.

Lebanon is home to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, and many high tech, well-known companies, Lebanon’s business community is dynamic and diverse.  Lebanon also offers an extremely active and accessible recreation program that stretches from preschool aged children to senior citizens.


Position is responsible for planning, directing, administering, and supervising the programs and activities of the Lebanon Landfill and Recycling Center, including: planning and coordinating work assignments; scheduling work teams, materials, and equipment; supervising and inspecting work; developing, negotiating and managing contracts; and developing procedures, rules and regulations for implementing policy.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of Public Works; may serve as the Assistant Director of Public Works during his/her absence. This is an exempt position. The incumbent will be required to work outside normal business hours and on weekends and to report to the facility in response to emergency/important situations.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Manages all activities and programs at the Lebanon Landfill and Recycling Center in accordance with City practices and policies and applicable federal and state law, regulations, etc.
Assists the Assistant Director of Public Works and/or the Director of Public Works with the development of long-range solid waste management strategies and plans.
Reviews and supervises and/or assists the Assistant Director of Public Works with the review and supervision of consulting, engineering and construction firms retained to assist the City on special projects related to solid waste management issues.
Responsible for monitoring all activities at the facility to ensure customer and staff safety and to prohibit the deposit of unacceptable and/or prohibited materials and waste.
Evaluates the performance of employees; trains and instructs employees in job practices and methods of work; counsels/disciplines employees as appropriate.
Provides professional advice and services to the Department, City Officials, and boards and committees concerning solid waste management issues.
Schedules, supervises, coordinates, performs and inspects work activities to ensure that production schedules are met and that work is performed in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with standard operating practices, operating permits and City policies.
Provides solid waste management assistance to residents, businesses, other departments and developers as requested.  Promotes and maintains responsive community relations.


Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Business or Public Administration or related field, with five (5) years of progressive  experience in solid waste facility operations and solid waste management supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills.  Valid driver’s license required. Current NH DES Principal Operator, Step 3 or 4 designation required.

Compensation/Affiliation: The Solid Waste Manager position is a Grade 12 position represented by LPASE/Teamsters 633. The 2015 salary grade for the position is $1275.78 to $1722.71 per week. The position will remain open until filled.

A City of Lebanon Employment Application and complete job description and position posting are available from the Human Resources Department, City Hall and on the City’s website at

Applications will be reviewed and qualified candidates contacted for interviews on an ongoing basis. Therefore, interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Applications that do not include a completed City of Lebanon Employment Application will not be considered. Forward completed applications to: Human Resources, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, NH 03766 or to




The Town of Plymouth is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Recycling/ Solid Waste Manager. Applicants must have the ability to coordinate and manage various functions and operations of the Town’s Transfer Station/ Recycling Center. Applicants must have Class IV operator certification, and recycling management background. For a full job description see the town’s website at

If you are looking for a drug free, appreciative working environment that offers a competitive wage and benefit package including: Vacation, Sick Leave, Personnel Days, Educational Training, Health Insurance (Employee pays 15% of premium), Dental Insurance (Employee pays 100% of premium), Group Disability and Life Insurance, and retirement through NH Retirement System, you may be the person we are looking for. The Town of Plymouth is an equal opportunity employer.
Resumes with cover letter may be submitted to: Paul Freitas, Town Administrator
Town of Plymouth 6 Post Office Square Plymouth, NH 03264
(603) 536-1731 office
(603) 536-0036 fax
electronically at



The Town of Marlborough (pop. 2,000) seeks a knowledgeable and experienced, part-time (approx. 20 hours/week) Solid Waste Manager to manage and coordinate all aspects of the community’s Recycling Center/Transfer Station. Working under the supervision of a three-member Board of Selectmen, the Manager supervises three part-time employees.

Desired skills and experience include knowledge of municipal solid waste and recycling management issues, mechanical aptitude and “trouble shooting” skills and experience operating mechanical/motorized equipment used in solid waste operations. The candidate must have or be eligible to obtain State certification. Must be able to perform physical tasks including lifting, turning, reaching and squatting. Candidates should possess proven interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, with the ability to maintain positive working relationships with elected officials, department heads, employees and the public. In addition, working Saturday (the center’s busiest day) is required.

Salary for this part-time position is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Submit cover letter, resume and references to Sandra LaPlante, Administrative Assistant, PO Box 487, Marlborough, NH 03455 or email to by noon on August 11, 2015. The Town of Marlborough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Compliance Officer – ecomaine

ecomaine, a leader is sustainable waste management strategies, is currently looking for a Compliance Officer to add to their team. This position will be responsible for developing, implementing, and executing the Regional Hauler Permitting & Compliance Program. Other responsibilities include the following:

• Review applications, issuing permits and collecting permit fees.

• Investigating and ensuring compliance with the Regional Hauler Permitting & Compliance Program, providing appropriate documentation and background to owner communities to address compliance issues.

• Track tonnage and waste flows to properly manage the program. Stays abreast of latest developments and trends in the industry to provide community members with up to date information.

• Provide education and outreach materials associated with this program, as well as the outreach and educational programs that the organization offers.

• Perform other work-related duties as assigned.


• Bachelors’ or Associates Degree related to environmental and/or enforcement issues or an equivalent amount of education and experience providing the desired skills, knowledge and ability to perform the function.
• At least three years of experience and be comfortable with compliance and enforcement issues.
• Creative, outgoing, multi-tasker, self-starter, very well organized, able to make well-reasoned decisions, a problem solver, and is independent while still being a team player.
• Able to work effectively with all levels within ecomaine
• Valid State of Maine driver’s license and insurable under ecomaine policies.
• Must have strong writing and computer skills specifically with the Microsoft Office Suite of Programs.

ecomaine is a equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and salary history to Candidates can also apply online at


Wanted to Buy

Town of Gilmanton needs 10 Wheeler

10 Wheeler w/hoist for roll-offs, does not need to be road worthy.  Need to move containers on site.

Contact:  Board of Selectmen or Town Administrator,Gilmanton, New Hampshire  03237   (603)267-6700


For Sale

Several Dumpsters For Sale





Please contact Jim Mayhew, Waterville Valley NH Public Works at 603-254-4781.


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.


spectecSPECTOR MANUFACTURING INC.-Trailer/Parts Sales

spectec trailerAt Spector Manufacturing Inc. providing the highest level of customer satisfaction is our top priority. Founded in 1994, we have quickly grown to become an industry leader for all your demolition, construction, and waste management needs. We offer a wide variety of steel and aluminum moving floor, rear ejector, and dump trailers that can be custom tailored to meet your specifications. In addition, we also carry an extensive parts inventory to meet all your repair needs. Our on- site repair facility is open to all makes and models and our repair crew has a combined experience of over 40 years in the industry! In short, whatever your needs are, Spectec is here to help you take care of them.

Contact: Faller Enterprises LLC (603) 455-6336



Selco Vertical Baler

Weathersfield, VT DPW has a used Selco Vertical Baler for sale.  Model# V5-HD.  Good working condition.  $5000.00 or Best Offer.  Contact Wesley Hazeltine at 802-291-3219 for more information.




  • November 11th:  Veteran’s Day – NRRA Offices Closed

  • November 9th:  Deadline for NRRA Annual Meeting Registration

  • November 18th (before Annual Meeting): M.O.M Meeting at NRRA Offices- 9:00 a.m.

  • November 18th:  NRRA Annual Meeting 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Makris Steak & Seafood.  NRRA OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED DURING THIS TIME.



  • *NEW* December 9th: M.O.M Meeting – 9:00 a.m. NRRA Offices

  • December 10th:  NH the Beautiful Board Meeting – 8:30 a.m. NRRA Offices


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