The Northeast is often cited as a highly ambitious region when it comes to organics diversion and other materials management policies. While much of this is decided in state capitols and city halls, a significant amount of daily assistance comes from regional associations.

Started in 1981 by four New Hampshire municipalities, the Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) has since grown to include more than 400 municipalities from five states. NRRA serves as a resource for best practices, technical assistance, market knowledge and contract negotiations, as well as an incubator for new programs such as the SWEEP waste standard.

Read the full interview at: https://www.wastedive.com/news/nrra-executive-director-mike-durfor-on-the-realities-of-recycling/443694/

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