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!
NRRA Annual Meeting Reaches for the Ceiling!
The 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.
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!
The 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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