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!


Join Us for It’s Not Just The Dump Anymore: A Webinar, TAKE 2


When: Thursday, March 5  10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Register now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4688049664592074754
Presented by:  Mike Durfor, NRRA Executive Director And Marilyn Weir, NRRA Member Services


Transfer Facilities provide a vital service to each of the communities they serve. No longer is it just a hole in the ground to dispose of garbage, but a multi-faceted operation that requires a high level of professional expertise to operate properly. In addition, recycling programs have the potential to save communities thousands of dollars annually if properly managed. This takes time, training, and constant application of Best Management Practices by trained professionals.

“It’s not Just the Dump Anymore” kicks off the webinar with an overview of the kinds of reporting and regulations that impact facilities daily, and how to address them.

“What Every Solid Waste Manager Needs to Know” is focused on the cost of MSW, a major component in the Town Budget for any town, and how recycling market pricing is set and how to benefit from the marketing expertise that NRRA provides its members.

“The Times …They are a Changing…Plan for Flexibility” Last but not least is a peek into the future of the industry and the rapid changes that are going to affect the entire waste stream in the near future.

Our hope is this Webinar will provide members who might not be able to make our monthly MOM meeting in Epsom with a chance to take part in this open exchange of current news you can use.

Sign up today as registration is limited and we look forward to your participation on Thursday February 5, 2015 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.

This webinar is approved for NH DES Continuing Ed Credits.

If you are not a member, but want to attend, you can contact the NRRA office at info@nrra.net or call 1-800-223-0150.

Please note, first time users of GoToWebinar will need a couple extra minutes (5-10 minutes) for the program to set up.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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“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.
Below you’ll find our call for Workshop Presentations and Award Nominations.  We have a number of excellent workshops already in the mix so get your ideas as soon as possible!

We are pleased to announce that our Key Note Speaker this year 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!

Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration is now OPEN!!  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!


NRRA Annual Meeting Reaches for the Ceiling!

NRRA Reaching for the CeilingThe 2014 NRRA Annual Meeting was not your typical Annual Meeting. After recognizing the outstanding work of the entire NRRA Staff over this last year and thanking the Board members for all their hard work as well, President and Certified Yoga Instructor Duncan Watson made sure that no one was napping after the great luncheon at the Makris Restaurant in Concord.  Brother Rob Watson then presented the next great thing since sliced bread to a very wide awake group, and a spirited discussion followed regarding the new “One Bin For All Technology” that is proposed for Houston, Texas. In addition to stimulating both the mind and body with some new and different exercises and definitely a new and very different idea, the meeting managed to take care of its annual responsibilities and elected to the Board the following members for additional three-year terms:  Mark Richardson, Town of Hampton, NH; Gerry Cornett, Town of New Boston, NH; Roger Guzowski, CT Resources Recovery Authority; Charlie Kelley, Town of Salisbury, CT; and Roger Rice, Lee, NH.  In addition, Roberta Orsini from the City of Portsmouth, NH, was elected as an alternate trustee for a three-year term.

Members Click Here for more Information!


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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