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!




Mercury Recycling Alert

Effective Sunday – November 1, 2015 ( in other words) IMMEDIATELY!!!!!


 All shipments of scrap metals, of any kind, will require a SIGNED addendum to the bill of lading for any loads delivered to a Schnitzer facility or for any loads which they pick up.

Attached here is the blank form to print out and sign and attach to the container if scheduled for pick up any date starting 11/1/2015. It can be signed and handed to the scale operator when delivering your own material.

#1 No loads will cross the scale without a signed Mercury Form.

#2. No container will be picked up without a signed form, AND there will be a haul fee charged if the form is not there and they have to leave and return.

The form is available HERE.

It will be available at every scale house. Schnitzer will be providing re-sealable plastic sleeves for forms that will be attached to the containers at your facilities. Be sure to leave the signed form on the container so it is easily seen when it is picked up.     

You only need to sign one original form and then print additional copies.

This is a zero tolerance policy action. It primarily affects older white goods that might have switches or other mercury devices in them. It is possible that Free 5 gallon buckets will be provided which can be used for the material and picked up free of charge.  Please review the attached forms which include the notice to NRRA from Schnitzer, NHDES Guidance documents about the ban that was passed in 2008 and NHtB Signage that relates to Mercury. Please call or email NRRA at info@nrra.net if you have any questions.  Or visit the NHDES site http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/p2au/pps/ms/mrpptp/index.htm


Chest Freezers

Chest Freezers

Sump and Bilge Pump float switches

Sump and Bilge Pump float switches



Gas Ranges

Gas Ranges

Washing Machines

Washing Machines

For more information or additional instruction manuals, click HERE




emeraldMay 16 and 17, 2016! NRRA announces it 35th Anniversary Emerald Jubilee Conference …..“It’s Not Easy Being GREEN!!”.

We are moving south from Manchester to Nashua, NH. The Castle is rolling out the emerald carpet for this very special, first in the nation conference and exposition. Stay tuned, as we ramp up even earlier than usual with workshop proposals and exhibit opportunities that cannot be missed. Once we go live for registration I encourage all to Kermit Its Not Easy Being Green Conference Logosign up early to take advantage of the Early …Early Bird Discounts and the Special Value Package. The line-up for next spring will include Nationally Recognized Experts in this ever changing field and as usual, NRRA will be leading the way with the most up to date and cutting edge information you can use. You won’t want to miss this historic event!  Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available! Be sure to check our Conference Page for updates!



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


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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