Full of Scrap Newsletter- October 6, 2021
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Join the NRRA Team: We are Hiring an Office Assistant
Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) seeks a detail-oriented individual for the position of Office Assistant. This is a new position that will play a key role in supporting three departments in our office of ten people. The successful candidate will possess a degree and one year of related experience (or equivalent), have excellent organization and attention to detail, a desire to learn and excel while supporting multiple departments, and support NRRA’s mission to partner with communities to make recycling and waste reduction strong through economic and environmentally sound solutions.

Full Cost Accounting for Solid Waste Managers
Want to know your community's cost per person per ton for recycling, landfilling, composting, and waste to energy? NRRA staff recently co-led a NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Solid Waste Operator Training (SWOT) workshop for solid waste facility managers on full cost accounting methods for solid waste facilities that enable municipalities to make educated budgeting decisions. The workshop held on September 17 was NHDES' first SWOT class held in person since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020.  During the hands-on workshop, attendees completed a full cost accounting model for their own community. The final results from the completed models share the cost per person per ton for four different waste management methods: recycling, waste to energy, landfilling, and composting.  NRRA looks forward to providing similar full cost accounting technical assistance to qualified communities as part of its United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service Recycling with Results grant in 2022.

NRRA October MOM Meeting
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
9 AM to 10:30 AM

Our next Member Operations Marketing (MOM) Meeting will be held outside at the Henniker, NH Transfer Station. We hope you'll consider joining us! The meeting will be moved indoors if weather does not cooperate.

NRRA's 2021 Annual Meeting (Virtual)
Guest Speaker Announcement
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
Save the Date for NRRA's Annual Meeting, which will be held remotely this year as a free event for NRRA members. In addition to the NRRA Annual Recycling Awards, organization updates and voting matters, the meeting will feature a special presentation about Recycling Markets by Chaz Miller, CEO Chaz Miller Associates and former Director, National Waste & Recycling Association. The full agenda will be available soon.

Though there is no fee for our Annual Meeting, we do ask that you complete the brief RSVP form and include any questions you may have for our guest speaker on that form. RSVPs should be received by November 1, 2021.

Webinar Spotlight: Tricks of the Trade
Recorded on Wednesday, September 2, 2020
This panel of operators shared tricks of the trade in the ever-changing recycling facility world. We gathered some of our member operators to find answers to the questions of: What safety practices work at your facility in this new normal of COVID-19? What ways do you communicate new recycling specs to the public? How do you best convince your town budget to approve what you need? How do you maximize recycling separation with limited space at your facility? What can you do to make your plastics and paper recycling programs worth more? Panelists shared their examples and photos with you so you can put these tricks to practical use!

Information Sheet Spotlight:
Call2Recycling: Battery Recycling
Information Sheets are a collection of valuable company suggestions for transfer station equipment/products and services, as well as instructions to commonly asked questions related to recycling - all sorted by topic.
According to Call2Recycle's website, "Call2Recycle offers convenient options for responsibly recycling your old batteries. Whether you only have a few batteries or generate larger quantities, need a one-time option or ongoing solution, Call2Recycle has you covered." Read more about Call2Recycle's programs

NRRA in the News
Reagan Bissonnette, NRRA Executive Director, was interviewed in a recent InDepth NH article about recycling markets and recent solid waste legislation in NH. This article has been reprinted as the cover story in the New Hampshire Business Review.  “Recycling markets, recycling pricing is thriving right now, in part because of the pandemic and in part, independent of the pandemic,” Bissonnette reports. The article also features Marc Morgan of Lebanon, NH, an NRRA member community.

The October NRRA Pricing Guide is Now Available
Our website has a section that houses the NRRA Monthly Pricing Guide as well as many other pricing lists. These pricing lists are only accessible to NRRA Municipal Voting Members. If you are an NRRA Municipal Voting Member and want access to this part of the website, simply visit the site to create your new username and password.
Upcoming Events
EBC Solid Waste Management Webinar:
Organics Management in the Northeast - Moving Into the Mainstream
October 26, 2021 - 9:00AM - 12:00PM EST
This EBC Solid Waste program, Organics Management in the Northeast: Moving into the Mainstream, will provide an industry overview of Composting and Anaerobic Digestion facility development. This program features perspectives from industry experts on organics management technologies and why managing food waste to highest beneficial use and building markets for recycled organics is important to our region. A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the webinar.

NRRA members are eligible for a discounted registration price!
New Hampshire the Beautiful:
Grants for NH Schools
New Hampshire the Beautiful has generously agreed to provide funding towards school programs offered by NRRA. School grants are available for a limited time. The NH the Beautiful Board will review each application request and award funds based on the availability of funding. The school contact listed on the application will be notified of the board's decision in writing within 7-10 days of the Board's vote. For a school to qualify, the following must apply:

  • School must be located in NH
  • School must be located in an NRRA member town or waste management district. Unsure if your school is part of an NRRA member town? Email nhtb@nrrarecycles.org or call (603) 736-4401.

NH the Beautiful is currently offering grants to fund 75% to 100% of NRRA School Club programs. Complete your application today!

  • October 11, 2021 - Columbus Day, NRRA Office Closed
  • October 13, 2021 - NRRA MOM Meeting at Henniker Transfer Station at 9 AM
  • November 10, 2021 - NRRA's 2021 Annual Meeting (Virtual)
  • November 11, 2021 - Veteran's Day- NRRA Office Closed. Thank you to all Military Veterans!
  • November 25 & 26, 2021 - Thanksgiving Holiday - NRRA Office Closed
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