April 2017 – Full of Scrap

April Showers

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

  • From The Director’s Chair – Back to the Future for Recycling…It’s Time
  • NRRA News – April Pricing Sheet, Conference Updates and more
  • School News You Can Use – School Conference Line-up,  Welcome New Schools, Great Ideas for Earth Month & more!
  • NH the Beautiful – Get your Litter Free Blue Bags
  • NH DES News
  • Massachusetts News
  • National News
  • Classifieds
  • NRRA Calendar

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~Recycling Fact of the Month~

We all love pizza  – but did you know the greasy parts of pizza boxes are compostable? So are well over 50 other items.  Here is the full list
~Thanks to GreenSalem.com

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FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR

“Back to the Future for Recycling…It’s Time!”

Delorean Back to the Future

In this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the ’50s when an experiment (traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car) by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), goes awry.

If there was ever a “TIME” to rededicate ourselves to doing everything we can to preserve the precious environment we all treasure, now is when we need the Delorean more than ever. We need to time travel and bring back with us the original principles of the original 1970 Earth Day which celebrates is 47th anniversary on April 22.  If the Back to the Future gang, in 1985, can predict the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series in2015 (off by one year due to lock out season), and “Libyan Terrorists” of all things before there were any, then it can certainly help us regain our momentum to reinvigorate the environmental movement and teachings to all of the next generations who don’t have the benefit of our experience nor of the “Back to the Future” predictions. This year’s NRRA Conference and Expo will be full of predictions by all of the exhibitors showing new technologies and the workshops with their “Back to the Future” fortunes telling us what lies ahead.

Register on line today so you can take advantage of the Early Bird Special Pricing which ends on Friday, April 21st.

There has never been a more qualified travel guide going back in time or forward to the future than John Casella. His keynote address will take us all on a unique journey from early beginnings to high tech advances over a 40 plus year career. You will want to be front and center for this special address to the conference followed by two days of top level workshops on everything from compost to scrap metal to electronics and beyond. Register today on line or call the office at 1-800-223-0150.

CELBRATE NATIONAL EARTH DAY!

Earth Day 2014

The Idea

The idea for a national day to focus on the environment came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the national media, persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair; and  recruited Denis Hayes from Harvard as national coordinator. Hayes built a national staff of 85 to promote events across the land. April 22, falling between Spring Break and Final Exams, was selected as the date.

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realized they shared common values.

NRRA encourages all of its member communities and especially its School Club members to take time to recognize how valuable clean air clean water and a healthy planet are for us and generations to come. With the help of our time machine we can imagine 1970 and the groundbreaking movement that created a national and then international movement to preserve and protect that which supports all our lives.

NRRA on the Road Again!

NRRA has been on the road since the last FOS. Starting with electronics in the news at the MASS Recycle Conference on March 27, then on to Talkin’ Trash in Meredith on March 30, followed by the NH State Stakeholder meeting on Composting in NH on April 5, and followed finally by Talkin’ Trash 4.0 in Manchester on April 7. All of the good work here will help with our USDA Grant Study on organics and LDPE plastic recovery infrastructure.

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NRRA NEWS

April 2017 Pricing is Now Available-Members only!

PricingThe NRRA April 2017 Pricing guide is now available!  To access the April NRRA Pricing guide CLICK HERE. This document is secured with a password, please contact Stacey at smorrison@nrra.net if you need the password.    NRRA Members who have a username and password for our website can access the pricing guide, as well as past pricing guides, directly through the website simply by signing in to our site!

For April, fiber pricing has seen some major changes, yet again (but this time in the downward direction). After 6 months of stratospheric price increases with seemingly no end in sight, the markets have finally begun to correct. Many buyers would argue this was inevitable, and has brought prices back to a more sustainable level. About mid-March we noticed wavering prices, primarily from the export market. China’s latest crackdown on imported recyclables, known as the ‘National Sword’ program, has export buyers nervous about tighter specifications for paper bales and longer wait times at receiving ports as containers are inspected. Such concerns have been driving down export fiber pricing, especially for mixed paper grades, and pricing may be touch and go for a while until the National Sword program is fully implemented and clarified. Meanwhile, fiber pricing from domestic mills appears to be holding steady and demand seems to be consistent for now – but we will see what delayed impacts, if any, the export markets may have on the overall recovered fiber industry. In the ferrous metals sector, flat pricing seems to reamin the status quo. There continue to be small pricing variations week to week, but nothing major, and we expect this to be the case for the short term. Plastics, on the other hand have seen some modest pricing increases. This marks the 4th straight month of increases for PET pricing in New England (currently 10 – 12-cents per pound), and HDPE natural is now in the mid-30-cent range.

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NRRA 36th Annual Conference & Expo Updates

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It’s hard to believe but NRRA’s 36th Annual Conference & Expo is just about a month away!

We are working diligently to finalize all of the details necessary to make this another successful year.  Mike Durfor, Paula Dow, Bonnie Bethune & Stacey Morrison recently visited the newly renovated Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Manchester and were blown away by the impressive updates and improvements to the guestrooms, ballroom and conference registration areas.

We’ve added two more workshops to our already impressive list of informative and engaging presentations.   What are you waiting for?  Sign up today!

Early Bird & Special Value Package Deadline Extended until Friday, 4/21

earlybirdtwitWe still have some rooms available and the Radisson has agreed to allow us to extend the Special Value Package rates for 4 more days!  Hurry register now before these rates end for good and while rooms are still available.  Once this Special Value Package ends, we will not be able to guarantee room rates or availability!  Register right away!

Newly Added:  Entertainment for Monday Night with the Exhibitors

A mainstay every conference year is the “Monday Night with the Exhibitors” social.  Light refreshments, snacks and a cash bar are offered at this event where attendees are encouraged to socially interact not only with each other but our exhibitors as well!  There will be awards for best booth, Exhibitor Hall of Fame and cash prizes for the “Talk to Ticket” drawing.  This year we are pleased to announce that we’re bringing back musical entertainment for the Monday Night crowd!  This year’s musical guest will be Tom Pirozzoli & Gerry Putnam!

Tom & GerryTom is a well known, much respected musician throughout New England as well as on the national music scene. “Travels”- his fifth recording- spent 13 weeks on the top forty AAA charts and was the featured release at Tower Records in LA and Nashville.

Tom has written songs that have been recorded by artists as varied as Tonto’s Big Idea, Willy Porter, Pam Prior, Rex Fowler of Aztec Two Step, Joyce Andersen and others. His co- writes with Willy Porter have been performed in Carnegie Hall, at Madison Square Garden and The Royal Albert Hall. Original songs recorded by Tom in the 1980’s with the Fast Folk Music Magazine (New York) are in the Smithsonian collection.

Tom’s skills as a performer and singer-songwriter were honored by Musician Magazine as a winner in their “Best Unsigned Band” contest resulting in a national release on Warner Brothers Records.

His current focus is co- writing with Willy Porter, and recently David Wilcox. Tom writes music for the Putnam Pirozzoli instrumental guitar duo which is rooted in a broad tradition that uniquely combines jazz, classical and pop for a truly original sound.

Gerry has been playing and performing with jazz, fusion, rock and R&B groups since the mid 70’s. After formal training in jazz and classical guitar at The Berklee College of Music, Gerry went on to study at Ithaca College and with a variety of private instructors.

Gerry has produced and performed on dozens of recordings including Dateline NBC segments, award winning folk records and best selling classical works. RCA, Green Linnet and NorthStar Music have all availed themselves of Gerry’s talents.

Through his production, mastering and performance work as owner of CedarHouse Sound and Mastering, Gerry has gained the deepest respect of the New Hampshire musical community.

Golf Anyone?  Join us for the NRRA Golf Tournament

This is a great opportunity to meet & network with fellow conference attendees and exhibitors while playing a relaxing round of golf on the greens at Candia Woods.  Winner will be presented with an award at the luncheon on Monday!  Call 603-736-4401 ext. 20 or email info@nrra.net to register!

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Summer Freon Pricing Effective 4/1/2017!

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Regular/Summer Freon Pricing is Now in Effect :  Spring has sprung and we will soon be back to our regular pricing for Freon Recovery.  The effective dates for this pricing will be 4/01/17 – 9/30/17.

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NRRA Member In The News

Brian Bartram, Manager of the Salisbury Salem Transfer Station (Salisbury, CT) and NRRA Member, was recently featured in The Lakeview Journal.  The article offered lots of tips and tricks for recycling.

Click HERE to view the article.

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SCHOOL NEWS YOU CAN USE

Great Reasons to Attend the School CLUB Conference This Year:

2017 SCHOOL CONF BROUCHURE PAGE ONLY

We have lined up our speakers and workshops for the School CLUB Conference on May 23!  Prepare to be amazed! From composting to student leadership to planning your Earth Day celebration – we have something for everyone!

Of course we’ll have activities, exhibits, games and our Mini-TOLD to round out a full day of activities!

GRANTS FOR NH SCHOOLS:  To help with the registration fee, NH schools may apply for Conference Registration Grants throughNHtB Logo Green NH the Beautiful!

Ready to register?

Schools may register their group on one Registration Page.  However, please attach a separate list including all the printed names and designations (teacher, student, principal, etc.) for the Conference Badges.

Click HERE to download the School Conference Registration Page!

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Welcome New & Renewing Members:

Maple Wood Elementary School

Maple Wood School

Located in:  Somersworth, NH

City founded in:  1729

Grades:  K-5

School Population:  about 312Maple Wood Mascot

 

 

 

The Monarch School of New England

Located in:  Rochester, NHMonarch School Logo

School founded in:  1974

Grades:  K-12 for Students with Special Needs

School Population:  about 50

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On the Road with Sarah McGraw:

The CLUB has been keeping Sarah busy reaching out to past member schools and potential new schools.  She is providing Star Assessments free of charge to give schools a baseline on their recycling efforts. She is also encouraging schools to attend the School Recycling Conference on May 23!

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Lion’s Club, Lancaster, NH

From the Lion’s Club Newsletter (pg. 28):

LANCASTER, NH – Club member Tim Phillips recently met with Sarah McGraw, School Program Special Project Manager at Northeast Resource Recovery Association, to discuss our club’s team efforts in working with the local high school in recycling (Lion’s Club courtesy photo).

 

If you would like to schedule a Star Assessment with Sarah, you can contact her at smcgraw@nrra.net or 603-736-4401, Ext. 17

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Great Ideas for Earth Month

From our Friends at NWF Eco-Schools

IT’S EARTH MONTH!

    1. BREAK GROUND OR CERTIFY YOUR SCHOOLYARD HABITAT! Create or certify your outdoor living laboratory. These habitats provide many benefits from connecting students to the natural world to reducing maintenance and upkeep cost and increasing student content knowledge, academic engagement and motivation to learn. Learn more about creating your own Schoolyard Habitat. Certify your habitat today!
    2. CONDUCT AN ECO-SCHOOLS AUDIT! What a fun way to end the year. Conduct a post-audit for any one of the ten pathways your Eco-Action Team has addressed during the 2016-2017 school year. We’re sure the results will show you’ve made significant progress toward your sustainability goals!
    3. CELEBRATE YOUR ECO-SCHOOLS WORK! Nothing brings a community together like celebrating the achievements of its young people! Whether or not you have applied for an Eco-Schools award, celebrate all that has been accomplished to raise awareness and make a difference at school, at home and in the community!
    4. GO BIRDING AND GARDEN FOR BIRDS: Learn about the importance of gardens for birds along with critical habitat needs. Then grab some binoculars and National Wildlife Federation’s Bird Identifier to locate the diversity of birds in your schoolyard. Once back in the classroom make a model or art from recycled materials of a bird observed while outside.
    5. Provide Earth Day facts during the morning announcements
    6. March for Science
    7. Litter clean-up on the school grounds, local park, waterway or neighborhood
    8. Read and write about wildlife and habitat

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NH THE BEAUTIFUL

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NH the Beautiful Litter Free NH/Blue Bag Program-Order your FREE bags today!

Is your community planning a Spring clean-up effort or event? NH the Beautiful offers litter free NH Blue Bags for FREE to NH communities.

litter_bagsNH the Beautiful is once again providing blue bags for litter clean up. Bags are available to communities in NH. Nonprofit and other community groups are asked to coordinate your efforts with your town, and the town must submit the order forms.

All orders should be submitted to NRRA via fax or email (see info below). Bags will still be picked up at the NRRA office at 2101 Dover Road in Epsom.

If you are interested in ordering blue bags, please fill out an order form and mail, email or fax it directly to NRRA. A sign packet can be found HERE or by visiting the NH the Beautiful Website.  *Limit 10 Cases per Town.  Hurry, While supplies last!

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Planning your Earth Day Event? Do We have a RecycleMobile for You!?!

The RecycleMobile is a unique, mobile recycling trailer created to assist “special event” organizers with collecting recyclables. The RecycleMobile consists of a fiberglass “box” with six collection holes (three per side).  The “box” is attached to a 4′ x 6′ trailer and houses six 32 gallon barrels. Collection signs are attached by two pieces of VelcroTM above the holes and can be changed depending on which materials are being collected!

The RecycleMobile is not only practical, but easy to use, eye catching and educational!  Consider using the RecycleMobile at:

  • Home Comings
  • Sporting Events
  • Fall Harvest Days
  • School/Park Clean Ups
  • Street Festivals/Fairs
  • Earth Day Events

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of NRRA and New Hampshire the Beautiful, Inc. The RecycleMobiles are available for loan to NH municipalities, Schools and community groups for FREE!!!

Visit www.nrra.net or call us at 1-800-223-0150 for more information.

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NH The Beautiful now offers 18 Gallon Curb Side Recycling Bins as well as ClearStream Containers (and replacement bags).

Click the links below to find out how you can get yours!

 

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Click HERE for Curb side Recycling Bin Info-please note bin pricing has increased ONLY MINIMALLY ($0.20) due to the increase in the size of the bins

 

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Click HERE for ClearStream Recyclers & Bag Info

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Grants Program for NH Municipalities

Do you need equipment for your facility? A Floor Scale?  Storage Containers? 

All New Hampshire municipalities are eligible to apply for grants toward the purchase price of recycling equipment.  For more information or to apply for a grant, go to http://www.nhthebeautiful.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/equipment_grant_app_710.pdf, print & fill out the form and fax it to 603-736-4402.  If you do not have access to the internet, please give us a call, and we can fax or mail a form to you.  **Correction:  the next NHtB Board Meeting is on May 23rd, at our conference in Manchester not on 4/20 as I had originally reported.  Grant requests should be submitted no later than May 10th. 

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NH the Beautiful Provides FREE Facility Signs

Bradford Thank You for Recycling SignAll NH municipalities are eligible to apply for FREE facility signs.  NHtB has been providing professional looking signs for NH municipalities since 1983.  Under the NHtB Sign Program, New Hampshire Municipalities are all eligible to apply for signs (60 points each fiscal year or until funds run out).  The NHtB fiscal year runs November 1-October 31.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Stacey at 603-736-4401 x.20. To maximize your points, you can also order “recycled” signs or overlays for existing signs!

For a complete list of sign options and to order signs, click here  Complete Sign Packet.  Simply print the forms you need, mail or fax them to 603-736-4402.

Please NOTE!!! You can only use points to order signs that are on the list.  Words can be removed, but nothing can be added.  Custom signs are available for purchase.  Contact the NRRA for details.

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Visit NH the Beautiful on Facebook and Twitter

facebook like To see all the latest that NH the Beautiful is doing for NH check out their Facebook Page! Click the following link –  https://www.facebook.com/pages/NH-The-Beautiful/253682871403932

 We are also on Twitter and Instagram

NH the Beautiful, Inc. (NHtB) is a private non-profit charitable trust founded in 1983 and supported by the soft drink, malt beverage, and grocery industries of New Hampshire. By offering municipal recycling grants (over $2.5 million) and signs, anti-litter programs, and technical assistance to recycling programs, NHtB is a unique organization that represents a voluntarily-funded alternative to expensive legislation intended to achieve the same end results.  NHtB supports the NRRA School Education Program (the Club).  The Northeast Resource Recovery Association (www.nrra.net) administers the New Hampshire the Beautiful programs.

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NH DES NEWS

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National Drug Takeback Day is April 29

For information on the location of over 50 medicine drop boxes in New Hampshire or how to participate with dozens of other law enforcement agencies in the National Drug Takeback day on April 29, go to www.nh.gov/medsafety

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Solid Waste Facility Workshops

NHDES is hosting a series of 5 solid waste workshops from April 6 through May 2 on a variety of topics pertinent for solid waste operators. Topics will cover proper management of Ewaste, Used Oil, Universal Waste, Meth Lab Waste and Burn Piles. Workshop descriptions, dates, times and locations can be found at http://www.des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/waste/swrtas/workshop.htm. There is no cost to the workshops, and attendees will be eligible for at least 2.5 hours of Continuing Professional Development hours towards their SW Operator certification. For more information or to register for a workshop, please contact the SWOT Coordinator at Tara.Albert@des.nh.gov or (603) 271-3713.

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Discover Wild Day 2017

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MASSACHUSETTS NEWS

Commercial Organics Ban a Success for Environment and Economy

Matt Brodeur, Recycling Works Blog

A BioCycle article demonstrates the progress Massachusetts has accomplished in eliminating food waste and the continuing challenges and opportunities for growth. The article was written by John Fischer, Branch Chief for Commercial Waste Reduction at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and Elizabeth Johnston who is a Senior Manager at ICF’s Cambridge office.

Massachusetts has taken significant strides in cutting the amount of food waste that is thrown away. A combination of policy, infrastructure development, technical assistance, and education have led to the state advancing toward its target to divert 350,000 tons of organic materials from the waste stream each year.

The implementation of the Commercial Organics Waste Ban in 2014 was an important step to catalyze the state’s infrastructure for taking food waste. After two years of the ban being in effect, there were indications that the ban and supporting programs such as RecyclingWorks, which is a program funded by the MassDEP, were succeeding in promoting the growth of food waste diversion; however, there was no statewide quantification of that growth. MassDEP contracted with ICF to analyze the trends of the nascent organics industry and ICF reported that tonnage, employment, and other economic indicators were all trending upward as a result of the ban and supporting programs.

According to ICF’s report, the amount of organic material handled by haulers and processors was six to eight times greater in 2015 compared to 2010. As of 2016, the burgeoning industry also supported more than 900 jobs and produced approximately $175 million in economic activity. See the full report for more data on the economic and environmental impacts of the organics ban.

While the Commonwealth has been successful in reducing the amount of organic waste going to landfills, there is more opportunity to expand. According to the authors, addressing key barriers such as finding space for composting facilities, preventing contamination, and more stringent enforcement of the organics ban will produce even more positive outcomes.

There is also ample opportunity to bolster food rescue initiatives to prioritize feeding hungry people over feeding compost piles. Our Food Donation Guidance page provides resources for donating surplus food including a list of food rescue organizations that serve Massachusetts.

RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts assists businesses and institutions with recycling and food waste reduction through food donation and composting. To speak to a recycling expert, call our hotline: (888) 254-5525 or email us at info@recyclingworksma.com.

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Patriot Place Named MassRecycle’s Recycler of the Year

Monica Kazour, The Patch.com/Foxboro Patch

Sustainability efforts in 2015 diverted 640 tons of material from landfill & conserved enough electricity to power 131 homes for a year.

From Waste Management: Waste Management (NYSE: WM) today joined its client and partner, Patriot Place, as they accepted the award of Recycler of the Year – Business Category from MassRecycle. The award was presented at the 22nd Annual Recycling Awards which took place during the 2017 R3 Recycling & Organics Conference & Trade Show at the Sheraton in Framingham, Mass. According to MassRecycle, the Recycler of the Year Award is given to a business that has developed and operates an outstanding recycling/waste reduction program that increases recycling and/or reduces waste generated by their business.

Since 2014, the management team at Patriot Place, along with managers at all tenant businesses, made a commitment to increase recycling, separate and collect organics for compost and reduce the amount of material it disposes of. After months of planning and training employees, their commitment to the program has shown amazing results.

The sustainability efforts in 2015 diverted a total of 640 tons of material from landfill and conserved enough kW-hrs of electricity to power 131 homes for a full year. The recycling of those materials also prevented 333 metric tons of CO2 greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, Patriot Place reduced its waste by 330 tons and increased recycling by 166 tons. In 2016, Patriot Place diverted nearly 660 tons of waste from landfill, ending with a 44 percent landfill waste diversion rate.

Accepting the award on behalf of Patriot Place and all of its tenant businesses, Brian J. Earley, General Manager at Patriot Place said, “Patriot Place is committed to being a leader in sustainable growth and we are proud of the results we have seen through our partnership with Waste Management and its Total Recycle Program. This award would not be possible without the leadership of Patriot Place’s Operations Management Team in partnership with our tenants. We are honored to accept this award and will continue to strive towards excellence in materials management and sustainability.”

Full Article and Photo Here

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NATIONAL NEWS

How to Get People to Recycle Right

Arlene Karidis, Waste 360

The most effective communication is succinct and simple, such as flyers with images grouped by material categories, with brief, user-friendly instructions.

People want to recycle, but a diversion program’s success depends on residents’ and workers’ understanding of how to recycle correctly. As a result, the industry is ever wrestling with how to design strategic communication initiatives, with both the solid waste industry and product and packaging manufacturers joining the effort.

They have learned that simple messaging is better; choosing a universal language that resonates is critical; and consumers need assurance that what they put to the curb actually gets recycled.

A web-based survey conducted by Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) on behalf of the Food Service Packaging Institute (FPI), a trade organization, found that most consumers rely on local government or recycling companies’ websites for recycling information. Younger audiences gravitate toward social media for information.

But most consumers turn to the package first for specific instructions.

And the most effective communication is succinct and simple, such as flyers with images grouped by material categories, with brief, user-friendly instructions.

More than half of RRS’ survey respondents said they tried to determine if they should recycle by looking for a symbol on the package, while about 25 percent said they would check with their city, county or recycling company.

To craft a clear and effective message, it’s important to consider how residents think versus how manufacturers or recyclers may think, says Lynn Dyer, president of the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI). Dyer is among speakers who will present Tuesday, May 9, 12:30 PM at a session named 5 Things You Need to Know About Recycling Education at WasteExpo in New Orleans.

Full Article Here

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Study: Labels impact PET bottle recyclability

Jim Johnson, Plastics News

A new study says that while water bottles have become more environmentally friendly over the years through lightweighting, factors such as labels and glue still can greatly impact their recyclability.

Plastic Technologies Inc. of Holland, Ohio, is out with a new white paper after studying water bottles purchased in different parts of the world.

“The big takeaway is that the bottles are probably reaching the technical limit of what the light-weight bottle could handle, but at the same time, they could be better from a recycler’s point of view,” said Marcio Amazonas, one of three authors of the paper.

Amazonas is PTI’s director of Latin American operations and involved with sustainability work at the company.

“We thought PTI could be a neutral source to access the good, the bad and the ugly design,” he said. “I think designers are bragging maybe a bit too much of the good things they do and maybe they don’t have control over the whole process, especially when it comes to labeling.”

PET recycling can become contaminated by using the wrong label material or inks that bleed. Even the type of glue used can have an impact, said Amazonas, who authored the paper with Greg Fisher and Wei Zhang.

Water bottle designers have lowered the weight of their containers to 7.5 to 8.5 grams in some low-priced products, about one-third of the 22 to 23 grams still found in premium packaging tested by PTI.

But using labels, inks and glues incompatible with plastic recycling can have a big impact on sustainability, Amazonas said.

Full Article Here

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CLASSIFIEDS

Job Wanted – Recent Keene State Grad

Go-getter with passion for recycling and sustainability seeking employment in the recycling field. Has recycling experience from working with the Keene State College campus-wide recycling program. Most recently employed as a field technician in environmental remediation but seeking any employment opportunities with transfer stations, recycling companies or MRF’s throughout NH or northern New England. OSHA HAZWOPER 40 hrs. certified. Possesses basic mechanical operation skills. Has management experience. Please contact with opportunities: Joseph Martino  508-887-0216   joseph.paul.martino@gmail.com

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Help Wanted

City of Keene Recycling Center – Recycler II Wanted

The City of Keene Recycling Center is currently seeking a Recycler II.  This position involves processing recyclables for marketing.   CDL Required within 6 months, weighmaster license within 6 months and NHDES Solid Waste Operator Certification within 6 months.   Resumes can be sent to dwatson@ci.keene.nh.us

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Part-Time Director Wanted

The Composting Association of Vermont seeks a part-time Director. This position has variable hours, 15 – 30 per week. Most hours accrue November thru April. Competitive hourly rate; up to six months transition overlapping retiring Director. Job description, required experience, compensation, and Application Guidelines at: http://compostingvermont.org/jobs/director/

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Assistant Solid Waste Manager Wanted

The Town of Swanzey, NH is accepting applications for the position for Assistant Solid Waste Manager.  This full time position works at the Town’s Recycling Center, assisting and participating in the management of the facility as well as its operations processing recyclables and accepting other solid waste. The position requires performing very physical tasks and experience with driving a bobcat and use of solid waste machinery is a must. Solid Waste Operator Level 1 certificate required and completion of Level 2 certification required within 1 year of hire. Pay range is $12.50 to $14.00 hourly.

A full job description and application is located on the town of Swanzey Website www.town.swanzey.nh.us  TO APPLY, SEND RESUME AND APPLICATION TO:Town of Swanzey C/O Edna Coates, Humans Services and Resources Coordinator P.O. Box 10009, or deliver to 620 Old Homestead Hwy. Swanzey, NH 03446 or email to ecoates@town.swanzey.nh.us

Full Job description available on Town of Swanzey website: http://www.town.swanzey.nh.us/vertical/sites/%7B760A44B6-0D83-4ACA-89A3-80792F1CB951%7D/uploads/Assistant_Solid_Waste_ManagerJOb_Description.pdf

Application for employment: http://www.town.swanzey.nh.us/vertical/sites/%7B760A44B6-0D83-4ACA-89A3-80792F1CB951%7D/uploads/application_2016__w_changes_final.pdf

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Job Wanted-Senior Principal Operator

Senior Principal Operator seeking employment at a Transfer Station/Recycling Center in Northern part of state, preferably within 75 miles of Pittsburg. Currently employed as Transfer Station Supervisor in central NH, looking to move further north to help my aging Mom. 15 years experience in the waste management field, loader, backhoe, roll off experience, and forklift experience, have CDL-A. Working weekends not a problem. Please call 603-491-2780

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Items for Sale-Northwest Solid Waste District

Northwest Solid Waste District in Fairfax, Vermont have the following 3 items for sale. “Make an Offer” to Barry Domina : bdomina@nwswd.org

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Diesel Hyster Forklift & Two Balers for Sale

The Town of Canaan, NH has the following items for sale, Please contact Mike Samson (603-523-4501 x 5)  if interested or if you have any questions.

1) 1986 Diesel Hyster H40 XL forklift,  Load capacity 4,000 lbs.

2) TWO , Advance Lifts Downstroke Balers BR9000 SN 18004 997A and BR9000 SN 18004 997B.  Looks like it’s rated for 15 HP but I haven’t climbed up to look.

Both in excellent condition. Acquired from NETC.

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More NH Municipal Job Postings…

Can be found at:  https://www.nhmunicipal.org/Resources/ClassifiedAds

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NRRA CALENDAR

May 2017

  • NO M.O.M Meeting this Month

  • May 22nd & 23rd, 2017 – NRRA’s 36th Annual Recycling Conference & Expo – Manchester Radisson Hotel & Expo Center, Manchester, NH – NRRA OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED

  • Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 – NRRA School CLUB Annual School Recycling Conference – Manchester Radisson, Manchester, NH

  • Monday, May 29th, 2017 – Memorial Day – NRRA OFFICES CLOSED

June 2017

  • Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 – M.O.M Meeting @ NRRA Offices  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

 

 

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