USDA (Grant) Presentations & Webinars

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

Mark your calendars and register for three, 1.5 hour webinars this spring/summer hosted by NRRA Staff.

Learn how to keep your employees and community safe from toxic chemicals, promote safer personal care products, and how to safely dispose of hazardous household materials.

NHDES Certification Credits will be available!

  • Friday, June 8th at 2 pm- Healthy Home, Clean Waters:
    Participants investigate household toxins, cleaning chemicals and personal care products. They learn how to identify toxic products, why it matters to human health and the environment, how to safely dispose of toxics and how to make or find safer alternatives in the market place.Registration Link :
  • Wednesday, June 27 at 2 pm – Indoor Air Quality & Green Cleaning:
    School building occupants are at risk of exposure to many indoor air quality hazards such as cleaning chemicals, varnishes, maintenance issues, improper storage of art/science/voc tech chemicals. This workshop explores such risks and how green cleaning practices can significantly improve school health.Registration Link:
  • Tuesday, July 10 at 1 pm – Things That Go Boom!
    This workshop analyzes hazardous substances dropped off at transfer stations, how to distinguish/separate types of hazardous waste and how to properly store and dispose of safely according to state and federal laws.Registration Link :

2016 Webinar(s): Operator Smack Down & Recycling Markets (It’s Not Easy Being Green-Market Edition)

On September 26, 2016 NRRA’s Grant Manager/Educator, Cindy Sterling along with NRRA’s Executive Director, Mike Durfor, held two webinars to help further our outreach and training thanks to a grant from the USDA. Each Webinar was one hour in length and tacked various issues such as Operator Safety and the current state of recycling markets.  Each part is eligible for 1 NH DES so if you view one or both parts, be sure to fill out the brief survey at the end of the presentation and then send us and email at so we can verify that you’ve watched it and can get a certificate to you.

Part 1: Operator Smack Down (USDA Webinar Version)

Part 2: NRRA Recycling Markets 2016 (USDA Webinar Version)

Arlington, Vermont Presentation, July 20, 2016

This on-site presentation which was attended by almost 20 people from all across Vermont covered many topics including Vermont’s Act 148 (Universal Recycling Law) and it’s affect on businesses.  This presentation also brought parts of NRRA’s Operator Smack Down and Recycling Markets to the Vermont Solid Waste Managers & Operators.  Local TV Station, GNAT was there to report on this event and was kind enough to share with us their coverage of this event:

Arlington VT, Universal Recycling and Your Business (part 1)



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