The NRRA is a non-profit 501(c) organization that provides cooperative purchasing programs, educational and networking opportunities, technical assistance, and cooperative marketing programs. NRRA has received national recognition for establishing innovative grassroots recyclables marketing cooperatives with competitive pricing which enable small, rural and large urban communities to manage their own recycling programs!



PGA (Processed Glass Aggregate) VIDEO AVAILABLE!!

On April 30th, 2015,  NRRA and the Town of Wakefield met to discuss PGA and the role of Wakefield as an NRRA PGA Host Site.

Glass to Glass Recycling was the most popular way of recycling glass in the 80’s, 90’s and in early 2000.

Currently only 3 NH communities do glass to glass recycling; all other communities are either bringing the glass to PGA Host Sites, including glass in single stream or commingled containers, crushing on their own sites for local use or using as landfill cover.

In 2014 alone, 5,700 tons of glass was delivered to the 7 NRRA PGA Host Sites to be processed into aggregate.

The 6 sites in NH are Goffstown, Hopkinton, Keene, Littleton, New London and Wakefield and there is one in Springfield, VT.

Once crushed, the glass is used as road and sidewalk base or in drainage projects as a crushed gravel substitute.

This Video was sponsored by NH The Beautiful and, although a few years old, is still pertinent today.

Note: Porcelain sinks and toilets (with hardware removed) CAN be included in with the glass jars and bottles.

 *Note* If you’re having trouble viewing the video clip above, try following this link:  https://youtu.be/rHBMOXReYok


“Save the Date”

NRRA’s 34th Annual Conference and Expo

June 8 and 9, 2015

at the Radisson in Manchester, NH.

2015 NRRA Conference Announcement PicOur theme this year is all about facing the many “Real Challenges” of resource recovery with “Real Solutions” that you can put to use.  From the outstanding Keynote Address on Monday to the Closing remarks and for all the workshops and exhibits in between, this year will be a real “hands on”, solution-oriented conference. If you have any particular challenges you would like to see addressed at the conference contact us at info@nrra.net.




With such an amazing line up of speakers, workshops and exhibitors you won’t want to miss this year’s Northeast Recycling Conference! Spread the word to your Transfer Station employees, Town Administrators, Public Works Departments, and Recycling Coordinators.  This will be an informative and exciting conference for all!  Be sure to register before May 13th to receive a special value discount!!

If you’d like to see/download the 2015 NRRA Conference Registration Brochure which includes all the information you’ll need about our speakers, workshops and other helpful information as well as a registration form that you can fill out and email, fax or mail back to us, Click HERE.


If you are an NRRA Member and wish to register on-line, Click Here.

If you a NOT an NRRA Member and wish to register on-line, Click Here.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration is Still Open & We’d Love to See you at our Conference!    Visit the Conference tab at the top of this page to learn more about the conference and for more information about becoming a Speaker/Presenter or Exhibitor.    Visit our site often for updates.  Hope to see you there!


We are pleased to announce that our Key Note Speaker at this year’s Annual Conference is Chaz Miller – Mr.“Garbage is good” from Washington DC.

Chaz Miller is Director, Policy/Advocacy, for the National Waste & Recycling Association, a trade association for private sector haulers, recyclers, composters, and disposal Miller_Chaz4 (2)companies.  He has been involved in recycling since 1976 when he joined the Source Separation Program of the US EPA’s Resource Recovery Division.  He has also worked for the Glass Packaging Institute.

Miller has been a keynoter and speaker at recycling and solid waste conferences in the United States, Canada, Japan and China. He was a plenary session speaker at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development Waste Management Conference in Tokyo, February 2011.

Miller writes “The Circular File”, an award-winning column for Waste 360 magazine.  He was Chairman of the Board of the National Recycling Coalition and was President of the Maryland Recycling Network.  He has testified at Congressional and state hearings on solid waste and recycling issues. He is an ex-officio member of the Northeast Recycling Council Board.

Chaz has presented at the NRRA conference numerous times in the past and has always been well received by attendees.  We know you won’t want to miss his key-note presentation, so please join us in welcoming him back and plan to attend this year’s event.  You won’t be disappointed!


33RD Annual Conference Huge Success!

Once again, the entire staff at NRRA has pulled off another outstanding conference.  While not easy to find the extra hours throughout the year, somehow it all gets done.  Check out some our past issues of FOS to read more about it.  All of the great workshop presentations can be viewed on line by clicking HERE.  To see some of the great pictures taken at the conference click HERE. To see the press releases for all of the conference awards, click HERE.

It won’t be long before we’ll be planning the 34th Annual NRRA Conference for next June!  If you have ideas for workshops, presentations or exhibitors that you’d like to see at the next conference, we’d love to hear from you!


VT E-Cycles & GPR Independent Plan

Vermont Electronics Moving Ahead!

Printminute manThe Good Point Recycling Independent Plan and the State Standard Plan are cooperating fully as they get ready for the new Program Year starting October 1, 2014.  All EW Locations who wish to be in either or both programs must sign new MOU’s for the upcoming period and must register on the RETRAC site for the State of Vermont. NRRA is encouraging all locations to sign both MOU’s and register for Both Plans so that your location can be served by either. Administratively the State Standard Plan is being handled by NCER and NERC whose contact information is HERE. The GPR Independent Plan is the same as last year and the contact for this is HERE. NRRA is encouraging all locations to register and sign both MOU’s which will eliminate any confusion in this new program year.  To download the 2015 GPR Independent Plan MOU Click HERE.  To Download the NERC/State Standard Plan MOU Click HERE.




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