Full of Scrap Newsletter- October 7, 2020
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Registration Now Open - NRRA's 2020 Annual Meeting (Virtual)
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Registration is now open!! NRRA will host a virtual Annual Meeting this year as we are not yet able to meet inside as a large group.  Members will be able to join by phone and optional video. The meeting will feature guest speaker Dave Cameron, General Manager at OPRSystems, Inc.  Based in Wilmington, MA, OPRSystems brokers fibers and plastics for NRRA. Dave will talk about the impact on the recycling markets from COVID-19 and discuss what he's hearing from his buyers about future markets. Members are encouraged to submit questions for Dave in advance for possible discussion at the Annual Meeting to Reagan Bissonnette, NRRA Executive Director, at rbissonnette@nrrarecycles.org.

"Talking Trash in Northern New England" a Success
On Friday, October 2, 2020 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, over 70 people attended the 7th Annual virtual "Talking Trash in Northern New England" event co-chaired by NRRA in partnership with EBC, SWANA, NWRA, and ecomaine. 
The Commissioners from the environmental protection agencies in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont presented, along with staff from the Environmental Protection Agency Region One. They updated attendees on the state of the solid waste industry and discussed their state and federal-level waste generation and recycling challenges and opportunities.
Recycling, Solid Waste & Composting in NH - Current Issues and Trends
Thursday, October 8, 2020
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Reagan Bissonnette, Executive Director of NRRA, will be joining the next Central NH Regional Planning Commission meeting on Thursday, October 8th as a featured speaker. Reagan will present about current issues and trends with recycling, solid waste, and composting in New Hampshire.

Join Us for the Next NRRA MOM Meeting
In Person /Traveling MOM Meeting:
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This meeting will be outside in Gilford, NH. Bring Your Own Chair. There will be a tour of this newly redesigned facility following the meeting.

Meeting open to all NRRA Municipal Members- please bring a fellow recycler.
Recycling in New Hampshire: Keeping it Financially Sustainable & Safe
Friday, November 20, 2020
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

This presentation is being given as part of the New Hampshire Municipal Association's Annual Conference, which will take place virtually on Wednesday, November 18 through Friday, November 20.  
Are you wondering how you can make your recycling program more financially sustainable and how COVID-19 is affecting recycling practices throughout New Hampshire? Join NRRA Staff for an informative presentation about the economics of the current recycling markets and impacts from COVID-19.

Increasing the Use of Recycled Contend in Infrastructure Projects
Monday, November 16, 2020 &
Tuesday November 17, 2020
1:00PM - 4:00PM

The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) and the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA), in partnership with NRRA, MRRA, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Transportation, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and Department of Transportation, and the New Hampshire Technology Transfer Center, are offering a virtual workshop about using recycled content in road and infrastructure projects.
NRRA Vendor of the Month: Page Street Leasing
How can you get the best price for your recyclables in the marketplace? By keeping them out of the rain and snow and by expanding your storage, of course! NRRA has worked with Page Street Leasing, LLC since 2003 to provide 10', 20', and 40' containers and trailers to our members through our cooperative purchasing program. They sell used overseas shipping containers, which are rain-tight with solid floors, ideal for storage of recyclables or food scraps for composting at your facility.

Reminder: Do you Know Who you Should Contact at NRRA?
Need a Release Number? Commodity Pick-Up? General Inquiry? A Reminder of Who to Contact at NRRA & How.
 NRRA Staff have been working throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic to keep our NRRA Members' recyclables and solid waste moving, some working completely remote and others alternating between remote and on site at the NRRA office in Epsom, NH.

This article will help you know who you should call in relation to your specific needs at NRRA.

The October NRRA Pricing Guide is Now Available

Our new 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.

October 2020 - Market Analysis by Bonnie Bethune:

Fibers: Mixed Paper took another jump up on the PPI (Pulp & Paper Index) with the highest pricing since January 2018.
Buyers continuing to pay a bit more for baled mixed paper and charging a bit less for mixed paper loose. Per PPI, “China, the US’s biggest buyer for US recovered paper for two decades, has nearly closed its demand doors for US recovered fiber…. Southeast
Asian mills and India continue to buy mixed paper to fulfill pulp furnaces….Export is still buying (strong), with good movement to Southeast Asian countries.”


  • NRRA will be closed on Monday, October 12th, in observation of Columbus Day
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