October 2016-Full of Scrap


Happy Halloween from NRRA!!


  • From the Director’s Chair-Back to the Future for Recycling…It’s Time!
  • NRRA News-Don’t Forget to Register for Our Annual Meeting!!
  • School News You Can Use
  • NH the Beautiful
  • NH DES
  • NH News
  • National News
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~Recycling Fact of the Day~

1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins were produced in 2008 by major pumpkin-producing states such as Illinois, California, Pennsylvania and New York. Many are used each fall for jack-o’-lanterns and pumpkin pies. Once Halloween is over, you can reuse or recycle your pumpkin.




Back to the Future for Recycling…..It’s Time!!

For the last two years the outcry regarding poor recycling numbers and questionable diversion rates have ruled the conversation. It’s time to acknowledge the positive impact recycling has had on all our lives and on the planet. Rather than bemoan a stagnant recycling rate and question its value we should applaud how far we have come and, of course, strive to improve. Without our 34% recycling efforts many more valuable materials would have been discarded and with it, much more value would have been thrown away and revenue lost. What role model do we present when we appear to give up when we can’t get to a higher number? Instead, we should be redoubling our education and outreach efforts to find end markets for materials and design packaging that makes environmental sense.  A recent Waste Dive Article dated 10/19/2016 (Click HERE) indicates a culture change may be in order given our failure to move the rates up substantially. While I agree a culture change is in order, I would suggest that the change should be to not accept the rate as is and instead of scrapping our hard won progress altogether, we need to “double down” and recycle even more as opposed to less.

At our 36th Annual Conference next May in Manchester, New Hampshire we will have our first look at the newly re-designed Manchester Radisson Grand Ballroom and a Reboot of Recycling 4.0 which no one should miss. Now is time to take Recycling to the 65% or 70% level and build on our successes to date with even more energy than before. This is no time to go backwards but rather we should reaffirm the tenets that got us here to date and revitalize programs that are tried and true.



 Back to the Future for Recycling …It’s Time!

President Watson’s address in the Annual Report next month is so compelling that I have restated part of it here for emphasis this year.

“ We join together to be the Northeast Resource Recovery Association because we know that many voices are stronger than one. We join together because we know that recycling is superior in every aspect to discarding our limited resources. We join together because to solve our problems many heads are better than one. What stories will we tell ourselves about what we did five years from now. Join together to help write the right future”.

At a time when markets are struggling and resource recovery faces economic and philosophical challenges every day, Pres. Watson strikes just the right tone for a better and brighter future for recycling and the environment. While all around us are watching for the sky to fall, NRRA looks to the east to see the sun rise over the hilltop for a new day when recycling isn’t just an afterthought but an integral building block of any materials management program.  While we shouldn’t need the crying Native American to remind us……. sometimes that visual is just the jump-start needed to get the ball rolling again.

NRRA On the Road again!  On October 12, 2016

NRRA Members took to the highway and toured the outstanding ecomaine facilities in So. Portland, Maine this month in what was a tour de force educational outing. The pictures give you a hint of the excellent training opportunities we had at all three of the sites at ecomaine. The active Landfill, Waste to Energy plant and Single Stream recycling facility were all viewed up close, and we cannot thank the ecomaine staff enough for their enthusiastic and informative daylong event. A very special thank you to Kevin Roche, Missi Labbe, Katrina, and Lisa for setting up this outstanding event, one part of which was the new organics processing system that has recently opened and is operating at ecomaine.

New organics processing system that has recently opened and is operating at ecomaine.

New organics processing system that has recently opened and is operating at ecomaine.

Back to the Future for Recycling… Its Time


Next May we go back in time to Manchester and the Radisson Hotel Event Center. The folks in Nashua did a fantastic job and we appreciate all their hard work but the facility in Manchester has more space as we anticipate an even larger turn out in 2017. Stay tuned for more announcement as workshops fill in and be sure to send us your ideas if there is a particular topic you want to be sure is covered. Look for additional workshops and trainings on Tuesday, the second day, as NRRA looks to expand its offerings for attendees. Mark your calendars now so you won’t miss this outstanding annual event.

Back to the Future but Looking Forward

NRRA has embarked on several grant related projects which you will hear about in more detail as we approach 2017. LDPE Plastic, Composting and Organics, E-Waste Program, and Paint Care are the four main topics for the upcoming year along with our regular materials movement. Look for more information on this outreach and research work that will occupy a good part of the environmental reboot for the coming year.



Calling all Members:   2016 NRRA Annual Meeting!

2016-annual-meeting-logoWednesday, November 9th, 12 pm – 2:30 pm

You’re invited to attend the 2016 NRRA Annual Meeting which will be held on Wednesday, November 9th (a week earlier than usual!)at Makris Lobster & Steakhouse. Please Click HERE to download the Agenda and Registration Form.  Please get your registration forms in as soon as you can, space is limited and the deadline is November 2nd!  We always look forward to this event as it gives us an opportunity to see so many of our members!  Hope to see you there!

*Please note that the downloadable form is a writable PDF form.  You can download it to your computer, fill it out, save it and then email it back OR you can print it, fill it out and email/fax it back.   Email: info@nrra.net Fax:  603-736-4402

*Deadline to Register is November 2nd!

 There will be also be a M.O.M Meeting at the NRRA Offices on 11/9 at 9:00 a.m.


October 2016 Pricing is Now Available-Members only!

pumpkin_dollarThe NRRA October Pricing guide is now available!  To access the October NRRA Pricing guide CLICK HERE. This document is secured with a password, please contact Stacey at smorrison@nrra.net if you need the password.    NRRA Members who have a username and password for our website can access the pricing guide, as well as past pricing guides, directly through the website simply by signing in to our site!


From our Members:  Shopping at the Candia Swap Shop


This picture of Kylie Lazaron, age 9, shopping at the swap shop was sent to us from one of our Members, Chuck Whitcher of Candia. Kylie was one of the attendees from the Moore school in Candia to the NRRA’s School Recyling Conference this past May. Miss Lazaron is an avid recycler.



The NRRA School CLUB Welcomes it’s Newest Member!

Maple Avenue Elementary School, Goffstown, NH


Located in Hillsborough County, Maple Avenue Elementary School is one of two elementary schools in Goffstown, NH.

Home of the “Cubs,” they serve over 400 first- through fourth-graders.

Goffstown was incorporated in 1761.

Click HERE for their webpage.


Free Webinar for Recycling Educators!

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Through generous USDA funding, NRRA has implemented a Train-the-Teacher model that assists economically challenged schools avail themselves of the quality programming NRRA’s School CLUB offers. Once trained, participants will receive the tools to do their own programming and to integrate students and local facility staff into the overall program.

All educators who take part in NRRA’s Train the Teachers webinar program, will receive the corresponding classroom workshop power points and the revised Teaching Toxics (Creating Solutions to Household Pollution) and Teacher’s Resource Guide (3 R’s of the Common Core) curricula that has been aligned with the Common Core Standards. We offer ninety-six (96) positive, fun and hands-on lesson plans and classroom activities about environmental protection, pollution prevention, and stewardship!

By addressing the topic of what is being thrown away with household trash, students in the classroom learn about an integral component of increasing the public’s awareness of hazardous, recyclable, and compostable products. The success in teaching these issues lies in presenting the information in a way that empowers students.

Educators may view the hour-long webinar training at:


NRRA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).
To file a complaint of discrimination write, USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Teen Starts Neighborhood Recycling Program in Portland, Ore.

Story Courtesy of Keely Chalmers,  KGW, Portland, Or.


James’ Neighborhood Recycling Service (KGW Courtesy Photo)

PORTLAND, Ore. — A new kind of recycling service popped up in Southwest Portland.

It’s called James’ Neighborhood Recycling Service.

James Harris is an 18-year-old who loves recycling, and wants to do his part to protect our environment.  So he, with the help of his mom Kathi Goldman, started a service that allows customers to recycle things the city doesn’t allow you to recycle curbside, such as plastic bags, batteries and electronics.  Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning, you’ll find James along the streets of the Bridlemile neighborhood, hopping in and out of his mom’s SUV, collecting buckets full of all sorts of stuff.

Since he was a young kid, James has loved to recycle. So Kathi thought why not make a career out of it.  She knew her son’s options were limited. That’s because James has autism.  “If I wanted him to be self-sufficient, I really didn’t see an opportunity for him to be able to do that with what’s out there,” said Kathi.  Kathi said school was a challenge for James, but when it came to recycling, he was a natural.  “I’ve always liked recycling and always wanted to help in some ways help the Earth,” James explained.

Since he and Kathi started James’ Neighborhood Recycling Service six months ago, it has grown to 50 customers.  James’ goal is to, one day, have 1,000 customers and to earn enough money to be self-sufficient.  It’s a goal his mom and his neighbors have no question he’ll meet.  “He’s doing something I never thought he would do,” said Kathi. “He’s excited about it. It’s growing. He’s learning in so many different ways. It’s great!”

James earns about $600 a month.  He is currently looking for more customers. The service costs only $12 a month.  The only requirement is that you live in the Bridlemile area, since James’ service is still a one-vehicle operation.

Read the Full Article HERE


Girl Scout Troop Makes Video About Using The Transfer Station in Merrimack, NH

If you’re having trouble viewing the video above, visit this link:  https://youtu.be/3v3MhO6MbMw

Girl Scout Troop 10916 created this video for their 2016 Bronze Award project.  Great job, girls!


nrra club appleWould 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



NHTB_logo_newReserve One of our Two New RecycleMobiles Before They go into Hibernation for the Winter!


The RecycleMobile was developed to help make recycling at special events low-cost, highly visible and efficient. It is a simple to use, eye-catching recycling unit consisting of a fiberglass box with six collection holes (3 per side) that is attached to a 4′ by 6′ trailer and houses six – 32 gallon barrels. You will need an 1-7/8″  ball to tow the RecycleMobile.

The NRRA has two brand new RecycleMobiles available for community groups and organizations to use to provide recycling. Please contact the NRRA by telephone at (603) 736-4401 or by e-mail at info@nrra.net for more information and scheduling details.

To reserve the RecycleMobile for your community’s event, download, complete and send in the RecycleMobile Reservation Form.


NH The Beautiful now offers 18 Gallon Curb Side Recycling Bins as well as ClearStream Contains (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 http://www.nhthebeautiful.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/equipment_grant_app_710.pdf, print & fill out the form and fax it to 603-736-4402.  If you do not have access to the internet, please give us a call, and we can fax or mail a form to you.  The next NH the Beautiful Board Meeting will be on October 27th, 2o16. This will be their final meeting for their current Fiscal Year.


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 –  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.




Better Latte than Never When It Comes to the Environment

Courtesy of NHDES GreenWorks, Sept. 2016

Many of us can’t live without it: it’s there for you on those rough Monday mornings when your bed won’t seem to let you go; it’s your best friend at a sporting event when the fall winds sneak past the weather forecast; and it’s waiting for you during the dreaded two-in-the-afternoon drawl. No, we aren’t talking about your ancient cat Felix or your favorite stained sweatshirt… it’s coffee!

Harvard University studies show that the United States spends $40 billion on coffee each year. So how does coffee impact people, animals and the planet? –and how can your morning brew become an act of going green?

Where We Were

Historically, the theory of coffee tells the story of an Ethiopian sheep herder who noticed his flock acting energized after chewing on coffee beans. The herder tried a few and noticed the effects himself, and soon the craze spread like wildfire. Coffee grew naturally in Ethiopia and was used for hunting or raiding expeditions. Thousands of years later, the Turks were the first to use it as a drink and since then, coffee has been a commodity that has contributed to politics and culture of our modern day. The best part is that the commodity was grown in natural, tropical canopies and did not deplete many resources for industrial purposes.

Where We Are Now

As coffee’s popularity has become a major part of how society functions (and stays awake), the demands have rapidly increased. To meet demands and increase profits, coffee is now being grown in direct sunlight and as a monoculture, the practice of growing a single crop that can have detrimental effects on local biodiversity and the environment.

Where We Are Headed

While coffee grown in full sun produces a higher yield, forests must be cleared to support the monoculture. This destroys wildlife habitat, depletes the soil of nutrients and contributes to soil erosion. Not only does it also produce water pollution, but producing goods in mass increases solid wastes. Stripping the land of natural fertilization from plant and animal biodiversity demands the use of chemical-based fertilizers as well.

What Can We Do

Don’t worry, we aren’t asking you to go cold turkey on coffee. Instead, consider purchasing Rainforest Alliance-certified coffee. The Rainforest Alliance focuses on environmental standards for coffee farms and encourages eco-friendly farming practices. Many environmentally friendly coffee brands will often label their product with some sort of “shade grown” insignia. Purchasing these types of coffees allows more money to go to farms that utilize natural land and sustainability.

In terms of going green in your home, try adopting the following tips:

1.     Unplug your coffee machine when not in use to ensure you are not wasting phantom energy. Yes, even appliances that are off but still plugged in use up electricity.

2.     Reheat old coffee instead of wasting it or brewing an entire new pot. This saves water, electricity and your coffee beans!

3.     Try a French press. This method of coffee brewing is hand-powered and produces the strongest coffee.

4.     Cut out coffee wherever you can. Try a cup of tea or hot water with lemon for a similar effect. Not only is this good for the environment, but it will help make the coffee seem extra strong next time you sip it!

5.     Compost your coffee grinds. Finding ways to put your waste back into the environment is the most sustainable act you can do! Coffee makes for an excellent fertilizer during the summer months or covering for an icy walkway during the winter months.

If you love your morning pick-me-up, changing the way you make it can be even more satisfying and energizing!

Source: BioScience (Research specifically lead by University of Texas)


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 see the list below for some current training opportunities. DES updates the web page when new workshops are scheduled, so check back often to find new postings.

Click HERE to See the 2016 & 2017 Schedule of NH DES Workshops



KSC is First College in the U.S. to Heat with Purified Waste Vegetable Oil

Keene State College announces that it is the first, and currently only, college or university in the United States to heat a college campus with 100 percent purified waste vegetable oil. The announcement comes during Campus Sustainability Month, an international celebration of sustainability in higher education.

The biofuel is a product of a proprietary refinement process used by a New England-based producer. The purified waste vegetable oil is carbon neutral and currently heats 36 percent of the College campus. Keene State intends to grow the use of the biofuel to heat more of the campus over the coming years, as it is a vital part of attaining the College’s sustainability and climate commitments, in addition to cultivating a more diversified and resilient heating fuel portfolio. During August 2016, Keene State met the demand for heat and hot water entirely through the use of purified waste vegetable oil.

“Sustainability is a core value at KSC – in fact, the College was one of the original signatories of the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment, now titled the Carbon Commitment. The College continues to develop projects and an overall plan to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions campus-wide,” said Director of Campus Sustainability, Cary Gaunt. “After checking with industry leaders, we have found that KSC is the only college or university to use purified waste vegetable oil to heat a campus. By choosing to replace polluting No. 6 heating fuel oil with an innovative new fuel derived entirely from waste cooking oil, we are taking bold steps to demonstrate our values by significantly reducing our greenhouse gas footprint and improving the wellbeing of the people on our campus and the surrounding community.”

“Keene State College’s decision to switch their heating fuel to 100 percent used cooking oil is an innovative example of reducing operational greenhouse gas emissions, supporting a local business, and improving the air quality around their campus. It’s also a testament to the many benefits of working toward the goal of carbon neutrality,” said Second Nature Senior Manager Steve Muzzy, whose organization works with colleges and universities to advance principles of sustainability in higher education.

The waste vegetable oil, with renewable energy incentives, offers a cost that is comparable to the No. 6 fuel oil that the College was using for most of its heating needs. Minimal upfront cost and staff time were necessary to begin using the waste vegetable oil derived biofuel, and the environmental benefits are significant for the campus and the greater Keene area. In addition to using vegetable oil for fuel, Keene State is making plans for its own used cooking oil to be recycled for use as heating oil.

“I feel a great sense of pride being a part of a community that is actively searching for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. The progress that is being made shows the dedication and concern that KSC has for our planet,” said Keene State environmental studies major and Eco-Rep, Victoria Drake. “The switch to purified waste cooking oil demonstrates how our campus strives to support just one of their many values. This step forward proves our commitment to sustainability, and I hope that it serves as an example for other colleges and universities as well.”


FREE WEBINAR:What Do Local Decision-Makers Need to Adapt to a Changing Climate: 2016 Local Solutions Report Findings 

When:  October 27, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm 


Please join us for this free, webinar led by Abi Abrash Walton, Antioch University New England and Melissa Deas, Georgetown Climate Center, along with a moderator from EPA Region 1.

In this webinar, Antioch University’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience will release findings and recommendations from the 2016

Local Solutions Report: Identifying and meeting the needs of local communities adapting to climate change. The report coalesces and analyzes data from a range of original sources, including the Local Solutions Survey, participant evaluations of climate preparedness capacity-building programs, and community need statements to inform priorities for public policies, budget setting, private sector funding, investments, and action. This webinar will provide a brief overview of the report findings and discussion of multiple approaches to overcoming barriers, based on insights from field-tested examples. In addition, specific state and federal approaches and programs will be shared that assist communities to move forward with local climate resilience.

To Register Click Here

For more information, email Christa Daniels at cdaniels1@antioch.edu



Philadelphia’s Prison System is Fighting Food Waste and Recidivism with an Organic Farm

The unique prison program diverts 685 tons of food waste a year into compost and is training inmates to farm without chemicals.

By on October 17, 2016
Filed Under: Food Justice 


The butternut squash has outdone itself on this two-year-old organic farm in Northeast Philadelphia. Hundreds of the winter squashes—753 to be exact—are stacked up high in the bed of a gold pickup, but many more await harvesting. Three workers crouch in the green rows surrounded by peach and figs trees, as well as beds that have already in their short lifespans borne eggplant, watermelons, and more. One by one, the workers toss more squash into wheelbarrows.

This small and unusual farm was once a construction site. Its three acres back onto the Pennypack Creek, a winding tributary that empties about a half mile away in the Delaware River. Overlooking the orchard’s entrance is the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center, a red brick building surrounded by two layers of barbed wire fencing and light towers. This is a prison farm, and the workers in the rows are inmates from another nearby minimum security facility.

Sustainability has not been a high priority in most prison systems. But in 2011, the National Institute of Corrections began encouraging “the greening of correctional facilities” through actions on energy consumption, waste, and re-use, and offering incarcerated people green job training.

The Washington State Department of Corrections was an early leader on all these fronts with its Sustainability in Prisons Project and, now, sustainability is becoming a reality in Philadelphia, too. These institutions, which didn’t even recycle a decade ago, now boast a state-of-the-art composting system, a farm, and an organic agriculture vocational program through which inmates earn certificates from Temple University.

The benefits are already beginning to show. The office of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney noted recently that the program diverts 685 tons of food waste a year into compost, saving the city more than $40,000 in landfill costs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the Philadelphia Prison System in this year’s national Food Recovery Challenge awards.

In September, Kenney awarded the prison department’s sustainability manager Laura Cassidy a prestigious innovation award for her efforts in creating “Philadelphia’s first City-run captive food waste composting program.” And while nothing about this success was inevitable—Cassidy and other have worked to make it happen—it is replicable.

For the Full Article, Click HERE


Webinar:  Recycler and Waste Hauler Perspectives on EPR for Packaging

When:  Thursday, October 27, 2016 (2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT)


The U.S. recycling system has experienced a noticeable shift in the past few decades as the waste management and recycling industries have become increasingly privatized. Because of this change, waste and recycling systems often function as contractual agreements between haulers and recyclers with municipalities or residents. In contrast to this system, other countries – which operate under an extended producer responsibility (EPR) structure – rely on a central body to coordinate the recycling network, increasing efficiency and recovery. A shift in the U.S. to EPR for consumer packaging would change the way the current contractual arrangements with recyclers and waste haulers are structured. Could the U.S. shift to an EPR system where consumer packaging manufacturers manage and fund the recycling system? Would this change be for the better? Could it provide stability during market downturns and simplify system economics? Who would ultimately own recycled material, and how would a shift in ownership change economic dynamics?

Using the British Columbia system as a case study, expert speakers will explore these questions and more during the third part of PSI’s packaging webinar series.


Suzy Whalen




Help Wanted

Solid Waste Operations Foreman

The Town of Walpole is accepting applications for a Solid Waste Operations Foreman at the Walpole Recycling Center. The foreman will supervise the daily operation of the Recycling Center, hold or be able to qualify for a NHDES Level 1 Solid Waste Certificate, have mechanical aptitude, be a competent operator of motorized equipment and maintain department records.

A complete job description can be found at The Town of Walpole’s website at http://www.walpolenh.us/employment-opportunities

An employment application and a letter of interest can be mailed to the Town of Walpole Selectboard Office, Attn: Manager of Administration, PO Box 729 Walpole, NH 03608 or e-mailed to sdowning@walpolenh.us . The Town of Walpole is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Wanted-Senior Principal Operator

Senior Principal Operator seeking employment at a Transfer Station/Recycling Center in Northern part of state, preferably within 75 miles of Pittsburg. Currently employed as Transfer Station Supervisor in central NH, looking to move further north to help my aging Mom. 15 years experience in the waste management field, loader, backhoe, roll off experience, and forklift experience, have CDL-A. Working weekends not a problem. Please call 603-491-2780


For Sale


Joes toter


Count: 76

Cost: $20/each

Seller will Deliver.

Vendor’s (Seller’s) Logo on one side

Please call  Joe at 1-978-670-7140



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.


Legal Notice: Bids to Be Received, Surplus Equipment, Baler

Contact: Michael A Fowler, P.E., Director Public Works Director
Municipal Center, 14 Manning Street, Derry NH     03038
Phone: 603-432-6100
Fax: 603-432-6131

October 7, 2016

 Sealed bids will be received at the Derry Municipal Center, 14 Manning Street, Derry, NH 03038 until 4:00pm, prevailing time, November 4, 2016 for the following items:

Sale of Surplus Equipment

International Baler – IB-4430-9-60-HD

 Bid invitations and specifications will be available at the Department of Public Works, 14 Manning Street, Derry, NH.

Baler is available for viewing at Transfer Lane, Derry NH by appointment only. Arrangements for viewing and other inquiries regarding this piece of equipment should be directed to Joanie Hamel at 432-4650 or by email: joaniehamel@derrynh.org

The Town of Derry reserves the right to waive any irregularities, reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that appears to be in the best interest of the Town. Failure to submit all information called for may be sufficient for disqualification.

Bid packages can be printed off our website (www.derry-nh.org) or picked up at the Public Works Office, 14 Manning St., Derry, New Hampshire, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.




  •  Thursday, October 27th at 8:30 a.m.- NHtB Board Meeting at NRRA.  Please submit Grant Applications prior to 10/20/16!

  • Thursday, October 27th-School CLUB T.O.L.D (Trash on the Lawn Day) at Milford Middle School



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

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

  • Wednesday, November 9th – NRRA Annual Meeting 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Makris Steak & Seafood.  NRRA OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED DURING THIS TIME.

  • November 16th & 17th – NH Municipal Association Conference at the Manchester Radisson



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