October 2017 – Full of Scrap

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

  • From The Director’s Chair:  China’s ‘National Sword’ wreaks havoc here in the U.S; Sign up for the Annual Meeting; Farewell to Mike Nork  and more
  • NRRA News:  October Pricing Guide, NRRA Conference Call for Speakers
  • School News You Can Use: Oyster River Middle School hosts T.O.L.D; Salute to C.R.A.P.; and more
  • New Hampshire the Beautiful
  • NH DES Updates
  • New Hampshire News
  • National News
  • Classifieds
  • NRRA Calendar

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~Recycling Tip of the Month~

If you or your children plan on Trick-or-Treating, be sure to send children out with reusable buckets, pillow cases, or canvas bags.

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FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR

Armageddon, 2012, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Category 7:  The End of the World, Tsunami, Geostorm, The World’s End.

You may have heard of one,or all, of these disaster movies or you may have been talking about recycling markets last week. It is hard to tell the difference these days unless you have perspective. There are several articles explaining the current adjustments made necessary by the National Sword program of China and the never ending battle against contamination in recyclable materials. Below are links to two such articles:

Surprise OCC Price drop seen as latest sign China is serious about new trad Policy – Waste Dive, Cole Rosengren

ISRI (Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries) Celebration of National Manufacturing Day Report

NRRA has been staying on top of the tidal wave of changes that have drawn national attention from  influential recycling industry analysts. Does a $60 drop in OCC pricing from one week to the next mean we are facing a total meltdown of the fiber markets, or is it indicative of a correction, albeit drastic, to the average price for OCC over the last 15 years?

Should we give up and just throw recyclables in the landfill?  Oh, wait, not a good option either since landfill space is filling up and tip fees will be increasing.

NRRA has weathered all of the movie titles and the rigors of all the market changes for over 36 years. For the next 36 NRRA will continue to support, encourage, and proliferate the benefits of ever increasing recycling infrastructure. More recycling, not less!  More source separated, uncontaminated, organically grown recyclables, not less. More education and outreach, not less.

Whenever, the going gets tough….. Recycling Rules$!!!

Looking ahead, we see increases in costs across the board in recyclable materials that will be unavoidable. For those of you working on municipal budgets, estimate lower revenues and higher costs at least through 2018.

Cha…cha…cha…Changes

Check with NRRA for updates on this turbulence and don’t hesitate to contact us anytime you have questions or ideas for materials management to share. NRRA is retooling its transaction processing to allow for faster response times and increased redundancy for routine transactions that only require a release number. The system is being designed so it will allow NRRA to continue to perform at the same high level it has for the last 36 years. Please bear with us as we make adjustments and adapt to the new reality of even more volatile markets. The goal is to complete the retooling as quickly and seamlessly as possible but there are always bumps along the way so your patience and assistance is welcome.

Farewell and Well Wishes to Mike Nork

Part of this transition was prompted by the recent “graduation” of Michael Nork of Member Services to the NHDES Solid Waste Division where he will continue the work begun by NRRA with NHDES to help enable more composting in NH along with permit review and management. NRRA will always be indebted to Michael and can’t thank him enough for his commitment to build a better mousetrap while he has been at NRRA. The entire NRRA family wishes him nothing but the best and congratulates him on his new adventure. NHDES will be much stronger for his contributions.

What better way to Celebrate ‘America Recycles Day’ Than at the NRRA Annual Meeting!?  Sign up Today!

Click Here to Download Registration form or call 603-736-4401 to register by phone.

 THE NORTHEAST RESOURCE RECOVERY ASSOCIATION RECEIVES GRANT FROM USDA

EPSOM, NH – The Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) has been awarded a $190,540 grant by the Rural Development Office of the United States Department of Agriculture for the 2017 fiscal year. The support from USDA will allow NRRA to to provide critical technical assistance and training programs that will help communities reduce their overall solid waste stream, and recognize and reduce the amount of the most highly toxic materials in the remaining waste stream that is often found in school storage areas.

The main purpose of NRRA’s USDA funded program, Town and Gown: Taking Down the Wall, is to improve the knowledge shared between the municipal transfer station/recycling centers and the schools. In FY15, NRRA developed twelve training modules. Six of these modules were developed specifically for operators of solid waste facilities. The other six workshop modules were developed for teachers and school staff to continue teaching environmental issues in the classroom. By the end of the FY15 grant year, NRRA trained 3,229 solid waste professionals and educators at 44 training sites, and recognized two significant characteristics of successful rural community recycling and waste reduction programs: 1) a well-built relationship highlighted by excellent communication between town and school officials and, 2) well-trained solid waste professionals and teachers that access continuing education and professional development opportunities. NRRA also noted that the absence of cooperation between the Town and Gown led to minimal or non-existent recycling and hazardous waste reduction programs mainly because the funds are not always available for dual infrastructures, one for the town and a separate program for the schools. Those communities with the most successful programs had excellent cooperation between the two entities as a hallmark in all cases. This is the reason for NRRA’s desire to “take down the wall” between Town and Gown.

The USDA funds are primarily targeted to assist 164 towns within the 8 counties of VT and NH with populations under 10,000, but experience has shown NRRA that a secondary tier of 75 eligible communities in 13 counties of VT and NH will benefit from this grant program by utilizing relationships with regional associations. The USDA funded program, Town and Gown: Taking Down the Wall will cross-train solid waste facility operators and teachers in rural communities of NH and VT; encourage increased cooperation in waste reduction and pollution prevention programs that benefit the entire community; and, expand participation in NRRA’s education programs through online learning.

“We are honored to have been awarded this grant funding under the USDA RD Solid Waste Technical Assistance and Training (SWTAT) Grant Program for the period of 2017/2018. The USDA SWTAT program has been a great asset to the low-income rural communities of VT and NH. The targeted communities continue to express their thanks for the technical support and training they receive from the Northeast Resource Recovery Association under this program.”  ~Mike Durfor, NRRA Executive Director.

 

And Don’t forget….SAVE THE DATE!

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NRRA NEWS

Important Notice from NRRA

Our next M.O.M Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 15th at 9 a.m. at our office in Epsom.  Our Annual Meeting will be held following the MOM Meeting at noon in Manchester at the Puritan Backroom Restaurant and Conference Center.  Please note The NRRA Office will be closing that day at 11:30 to allow our staff to travel to Manchester for the meeting.  The office will reopen at 3:15 that same afternoon.

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The NRRA October Pricing Guide is Now Available!

The NRRA October 2017 Pricing guide is now available!  To access the newest NRRA Pricing guide CLICK HERE.

As a reminder, this is simply a guide.  For true, up-to-date pricing, please contact your NRRA Member Services representative.  This guide is password protected, if you need the password, please contact Stacey at smorrison@nrra.net.

The ban on fibers in China that Mike Durfor discussed in his section above has had absolute effects on the price of fibers here in the U.S.  Your eyes are not deceiving you, Cardboard pricing has dropped $60/ton and mixed paper pricing isn’t far behind.  If you have fibers, and no place to store them for what could be a long rough winter, move them now while you can!   As always, call NRRA for current pricing and if you have any questions on the current market.

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NRRA’s 37th Annual Conference & Expo

CALL FOR SPEAKER PROPOSALS

NRRA is now accepting proposals for speakers and presenters for our 2018 Annual Conference and Expo which will be held on May 21 and 22, 2018 at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Manchester, NH.

 

Submission Deadline: Friday December 22, 2017

For over 37 years NRRA has sponsored this first in the nation Conference and Expo, which is critically acclaimed as the one Conference and Expo you must not miss. The Resource Recovery industry faces a year of new metrics, new municipal challenges, and new market conditions. With this year’s conference theme of “Recycling Rules”, we hope to highlight how the industry can continue to move forward, whether by focusing on what has worked well in the past or embracing the new. It will be a fantastic opportunity for Recycling Coordinators, Solid Waste Managers, Volunteers, Local/State/Federal Officials and Industry Representatives to exchange ideas, share philosophies and further promote waste reduction and strategic materials management!

 

For full Proposal guidelines and details, click here.

We are also seeking speakers for our 9th Annual School CLUB Recycling Conference which will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018.  If you or someone you know would like to present a workshop to the students, teachers and administrators who attend this special conference within a conference, please contact Gwen Erley at gerley@nrra.net

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SCHOOL NEWS YOU CAN USE

Oyster River Middle School Hosts T.O.L.D.

ORMS in Durham wanted to start their students off on the right recycling foot this year.  We were honored to present our Trash On the Lawn Day program to their 5th, 6th and 7th grade students on September 8th, their first week of school.

Special guest, Alex Freid, founder of P.L.A.N. (Post-Landfill Action Network) and  an ORMS alumnus, spoke to the students about the importance of recycling.

Here are some pictures from that beautiful day:

Photo 1: NRRA Educator, Sarah McGraw (far right) explains the importance of the sorting bins in recovering recyclables to ORMS students. (NRRA Courtesy Photo)

Photo 2: Oyster River Middle School students weigh the trash before and after sorting under the watchful eye of NRRA staffer Ryan Stewart (right). (NRRA Courtesy Photo)

Photo 3: It was a beautiful day for sorting trash! ORMS Teacher explains the duties of sorters, weighers and monitors. (NRRA Courtesy Photo)

For the full Press Release, click HERE!

 

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Salute to C.R.A.P. (Campbell Recycling Advocacy Program)

Image Credit: Mike Bellamente

Our friends at Campbell High School are back in the news!

Their Campbell Recycling Advocacy Program was mentioned in both Huffington Post and Waste Advantage Magazine.

Keep up the good work!

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On the Road with Sarah McGraw

Sarah’s recent work in Somersworth, NH, earned The CLUB a mention in the Somersworth City Newsletter. She shared the article below, written by the Farm to School Coordinator, Wendy Berkeley.

If your school would like to schedule this free comprehensive recycling evaluation, contact Sarah before 12/31/17 at smcgraw@nrra.net.

Sustainability Efforts Surge in Somersworth Schools

Middle School teacher John Dinger’s efforts paid off to make large scale composting a reality for the Middle School. Thanks to collaborative funds through SYC, NH Farm to School, and Frisbie Memorial Hospital, September 2017 started the Middle School’s composting efforts with Mr. Fox of Portsmouth NH. Mr. Fox services the greater seacoast area by providing bins and liners for food waste, weekly pick up, and outreach
and support in order to start and sustain the process successfully. Instead of all waste going into the trash, all compostable materials are separated out and picked up by one of Mr. Fox’s friendly drivers, brought to their facility, and turned into rich organic soil. In exchange, next spring the Somersworth School District will receive a return-on-investment of a cubic yard of composted soil. With existing gardens at the Middle School, Idlehurst, Plants for Growth, and the ADA garden beds built by Girl Scout Troop 12325 for Maple Wood Elementary School, Idlehurst and the Middle School, this soil will have plenty of uses. One month in and the estimate of 450 lb. of food waste is being composted, instead of living inside plastic in our overcrowded landfills.

The Middle School has also enrolled with Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) of Epsom. NRRA offers free membership to all NH schools seeking to increase their efforts toward sustainability, and decrease their carbon footprints. They also offer reduced rates through NH the Beautiful Grants on their many valuable and fun waste reduction school workshops. NRRA School Program Project Manager (and Somersworth resident) Sarah McGraw has completed free waste audits at 2 Somersworth schools so far, guiding students and staff toward better recycling efforts, purchasing options for our cafeterias, and overall energy savings.  With sustainability as a vision for our schools and our city, Ms. McGraw and NRRA’s guidance is moving us all in the right direction. For more information, visit www.schoolrecycling.net.

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Nashua’s 2018 Recycling Calendar Poster Contest

Once again, Nashua Division of Public Works and Solid Waste Department are sponsoring their annual 2018 Recycling Calendar Poster Contest.

This year’s theme is:  Never Refuse to Reuse

Deadline is:  10/19/17

Nashua students in grades 1-12 are eligible to enter and win great prizes, while promoting recycling in their community.

For more details, go to:  http://www.nashuanh.gov/1160/2018-Recycling-Poster-Contest

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Want to know more about the NRRA School CLUB?

Do you want to know more about the NRRA School Recycling CLUB?  Maybe you’d like to subscribe to their monthly newsletter which spotlights School Recycling Programs and subjects that are targeted towards students and teachers?  Does your Town’s School need help starting or maintaining their School Recycling Program?  Would they benefit from one of our hands-on workshops or technical assistance trainings?

If you want to know more about the NRRA School CLUB or need help with any of the questions above, call Gwen Erley at 603-736-4401 or email her at gerley@nrra.net today!

 

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NH THE BEAUTIFUL

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Planning a Fall Event in your Town or at your School? Consider Using a RecycleMobile!

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  New Hampshire the Beautiful, Inc. and NRRA, 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!

 

NHtB Bins LALTC

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.  **The next NHtB Board Meeting will be on October 19, 2017.  This will be their LAST meeting of their current fiscal year so we urge you to get your applications to us no later than October 10th.  Any applications received after this meeting will not be approved until the next Fiscal year.   

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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

NHDES

Basic Solid Waste Facility Operator Training for First-Time Applicants

NHDES has scheduled a Basic Training Class for Solid Waste Facility Operators.  Registration is required.

  • December 14, 2017: NHDES Offices in Concord

Basic Training will begin promptly at 8:30 am, so please arrive no later than 8:15 am to sign in. Testing begins around 2:30 pm. Lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided to all attendees.

If you are a solid waste facility operator with Processed Applicant status, you MUST attend this training. Please contact us at (603) 271-2925 or solidwasteinfo@des.nh.gov to register. Solid waste facility operators who don’t have Processed Applicant status must submit an initial application and $50 fee within 30 days of employment at a NH permitted Solid Waste Facility.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

Continuing Professional Development for Certified Solid Waste Facility Operators

Certified solid waste facility operators must attend or participate in 2.5 hours of relevant continuing professional development each year to keep their certification current. This typically means attending at least one training event such as a workshop or conference. Operators must submit written confirmation of attendance with their renewal application for trainings not provided by NHDES. Credit will generally be given for continuing professional development that offers information about and increases awareness of environmental, waste management operations, and health or safety issues.

NHDES offers workshops to meet the 2.5 hour per year requirement of continuing professional development, but also accepts relevant training from other organizations. Please see the list below for some current training opportunities. NHDES updates the web page when new workshops are scheduled, so check back often to find new postings.

Below are some of the currently scheduled workshops available:

October 18, Lancaster, NH Transfer Station – Mock Inspection

November 8, NHDES Concord, NH – P2 & HHW

December 14, NHDES Concord, NH – Facility Managers, What You Need to Know, Part 2

January 24, 2018 – Facility Managers, What you Need to Know, Part 3

February 22, 2018 – Used Oil, Part 3

February 22, 2018 – Landfills

March 28, 2018 – Used Oil, Part 2 (repeat)

April 13, 2018 – Ticked Off & More

May 2, 2018 – Extreme Weather Events

Notes:

1. All workshops are subject to change.
2. Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop session begins.
3. To register for a workshop, or for more information, please contact Nelson Ordway at 271-2925 or nelson.ordway@des.nh.gov

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NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS

UNH Pathway to Platinum Report

In September 2017, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) at Durham became one of only three institutions of higher education in the country to earn a STARS Platinum rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). This recognition places us at the highest level of sustainability performance among colleges and universities. UNH’s Platinum rating was made possible through a concerted, university-wide effort that engaged faculty, staff, and students over the past year.

This report offers a snapshot of the metrics that underpin UNH’s accomplishments with regard to sustainability, the benefits that have come from the submission process, and a candid assessment of the challenges and opportunities that lay before us as we continue to work toward our shared vision of sustainability at UNH.

Click here to download a PDF version of the Pathway to Platinum Report.

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Wheelabrator Concord to Host Customer Appreciation Day

When:  October 27, 2017   11 am – 1 pm

Where:  11 Whitney Road, Penacook, NH

RSVP to Rebecca Downes at rdownes@wtienergy.com

Get to know their team, learn how they create clean energy.  Hauler Safety Info.  Take Home Prizes & giveaways.  BBQ.

Wheelabrator Fast Facts:

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NATIONAL NEWS

A Look at Momentum Recycling’s Growing Glass Operations

Arlene Karidis, Waste 360

Glass recycling is a vexing problem for a lot of haulers and municipalities. The material weighs a lot and it’s worth a little. Many have ultimately decided that the expense of collecting and recycling the material isn’t worth it.

But there’s one company that’s moving in the opposite direction. With the backing of local manufacturers and users of recycled glass, Momentum Recycling has built a successful operation in Utah and now it has exported that business model to Colorado.

The company is based in Salt Lake City and it launched a glass processing plant in that city in 2013. Four years later, the company opened another one in Denver, where the company is shooting to ramp up to processing 60,000 to 80,000 tons a year by mid-2018.

Operating both plants has entailed learning about the best technologies, solidifying partnerships and understanding the needs of each community and end users.

In Denver, the glass comes to Momentum’s plant after material recovery facilities (MRF) remove some contaminants. The glass is further cleaned leveraging air separation systems, mechanical screening and metal detection and removal.

“After it’s cleaned, a series of sorters separate it by color; detect rocks and other contaminants, which are ejected; and detect heat-resisting glass, which causes problems in bottle manufacturing plants’ furnaces,” says John Lair, Momentum’s CEO. “We use all the glass for something positive [other than a small percentage that’s contaminated], even fractions too small for bottles.”

Undersized fractions are sold as raw material to make industrial abrasives or water filtration systems. Now Lair is pursuing Denver’s fiberglass industry, which he already sells to in Utah.

Momentum learned along the way there is no cookie cutter method; each scenario has special considerations.

For instance in Salt Lake, glass must be collected separately, calling for public drop off sites and curbside collections with a bin for comingled waste and one for glass as an option.

But in Denver glass goes into single-stream bins and is sorted at a MRF, requiring different design of facilities’ processes.

“In Salt Lake, glass is easier to clean and prepare,” Lair says. “In Denver it’s coming into our plant with 10 to 25 percent contamination, so we had to invest in more sorting and cleaning equipment.”

The biggest lessons were tied to manufacturing.

“We’d been in operations for some time, but we were involved in logistics,” Lair says. “That’s different from manufacturing. That was our biggest growth area—learning how to make something.”

Bottle manufacturers also have different specs than fiberglass customers. And glass chemistry differs by product.

“So the process must be unique to the community and product. You can’t pick up our Denver plant, drop it somewhere else, and expect it to work the same,” he adds.

Momentum partners with four MRFs, two in Denver owned by Waste Management and Alpine Waste in Denver, one in Boulder operated by Eco-Cycle and one in Colorado Springs run by Bestway.

For Full Article, Click Here

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Animal Sculptures Made from Marine Debris Help Promote Waste Reduction

 

Mallory Szczepanski | Oct 17, 2017– Waste 360

An estimated 315 billion pounds of plastic enters oceans each year. And in an effort to raise awareness around that problem, Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has partnered with nonprofit Washed Ashore for a traveling educational exhibit entitled Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea. The exhibit, which is on view until September 2018, features 19 colorful and larger-than-life sculptures made entirely of marine debris collected from beaches along the Oregon shoreline.

Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea has a great message that connects to Shedd’s conservation and sustainability initiatives,” says Jaclyn Wegner, director of conservation action at Shedd Aquarium. “Shedd has been working toward improving its sustainability and waste management efforts for many years, and one of our major efforts is reducing our use of plastics. We no longer use plastic bags in our gift shop, and we have stopped using plastic condiment containers in our cafes. We also launched our Shedd the Straw campaign this past Earth Day, which raises awareness about the impacts plastic straws have on the environment.”

In addition to those efforts, Shedd Aquarium hosts beach cleanups through its Great Lakes Action Days (GLAD) initiative. In the warmer months, groups clean up litter along the beaches, and in the cooler months, groups focus on habitat restoration.

For full story and a slide show of selected exhibits from the show, click here.

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CLASSIFIEDS

*If your town/municipality has equipment that you’d like to sell or a job posting you’d like us to include in our publication, please email your posting to Stacey Morrison at info@nrra.net*

 

BCEP Solid Waste District – Full Time Office Manager/Treasurer Wanted

BCEP Solid Waste District is seeking applicants for a full-time Office Manager/Treasurer to ensure the efficient management of all office functions including payables, receivables, payroll, record keeping, and employee benefit administration.  The successful candidate must have the ability to work independently with attention to detail; possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills; enjoy working with the public; and be self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple priorities. Requirements include proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and QuickBooks software; State of New Hampshire Weighmasters License, or the ability to obtain one within six (6) months; State of New Hampshire Solid Waste Operators License or the ability to obtain one as soon as scheduling can be made; and a minimum of five (5) years office management experience. Post-secondary education in business administration or accounting, or equivalent combination of experience and education required.  Attendance at evening committee meetings (usually once a month) and working on Saturdays is required.  Ability to be bonded for the Treasurer’s duties is mandatory.

This job posting is not intended to be all inclusive but rather a general scope of duties.

All employees are subject to pre-employment background checks and drug and alcohol testing.

This is an exempt, forty (40) hours per week, salaried position with a standard benefit package.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter by October 31, 2017, to Lisa Stevens, District Administrator, PO Box 426, Pittsfield, NH  03263 or electronically to lstevens@bcepsolidwaste.com.

Salary Range: $38,000 – $45,000 depending on qualifications. BCEP Solid Waste District is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing Date: October 31, 2017.

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Transfer/Recycling Center & Parks/Property Dept. Superintendent-Town of Henniker, NH

Town of Henniker, NH (population 4,800) seeks a Superintendent to effectively plan and direct all activities of the Transfer Station, Recycling Center and Parks and Properties. The Superintendent ensures compliance with all local policies and procedures, laws, regulations and permits relating to solid waste; performs technical work necessary for directing the operations of all departments and supervises activities of all work crews. Additional duties include representing the Town’s interests in the Concord Cooperative and Central N.H. Solid Waste District; collecting data pertaining to the operation of the facility; arranging for the delivery and pick up of recyclable materials to minimize expenses and enhance revenues; winter maintenance and cleanup of various facilities; training employees; and evaluating, recommending or initiating new and improved practices.
The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills and experience in solid waste management; responding professionally to citizen complaints; preparing and presenting annual budgets; maintaining public records; assigning and scheduling labor and equipment to all projects; and maintaining positive, professional communications with all subordinates, contractors, staff, residents, committees and elected officials. This is a salaried position. Complete job description can be found on the town website at http://www.henniker.org/jobs
Pay compensatory with experience. To apply, send cover letter and resume no later than October 18, 2017 to townadministrator@henniker.org or via mail to Town Administrator, 18 Depot Hill Road, Henniker NH 03242.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY:Transfer Station Manager/Highway Department Employee

 The Town of Canterbury NH is accepting applications for the position of Transfer Station Manager/Highway Department Employee.

The position will combine two job functions and is a full-time position with benefits, reporting to the Road Agent.

JOB SUMMARY For transfer station manager: This position is responsible to supervise the acceptance of trash and recyclable material and general overall operation of the Transfer Station. Operating hours for the Transfer Station are Wed. 4-7 & Sat. 8-6. CDL & NHDES Solid Waste Operator Certification required within 6 Months.

A full job description is available on the Town of Canterbury website.

Please send resume to: Ken Folsom, Town Administrator Town of Canterbury NH PO Box 500 Canterbury, NH 03224

Salary: $16.00-17.50 per hour depending on qualifications.

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Transfer Station Scale Attendant – Town of Hampton

The Town of Hampton Department of Public Works is seeking applications for a full-time Transfer Station Scale Attendant. This position requires computer skills and ability to maintain good public relations with the general public. A State of New Hampshire Weigh Master’s License will be required within 90 days of employment. A CDL-B driver’s license will be required within 8 months of employment to assist with other Public Works Department duties as needed. Duties include: enforcing rules relating to the proper utilization of the transfer station; weighing Transfer Station users consistent with applicable rules; collecting fees; and issuing receipts when necessary. The successful candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment screening including a background check, driving record check, and drug and alcohol tests. Other job related and employment tests may be required. Job description is available upon request. Starting Salary $14.16/hr. Send resumes with cover letter to Jennifer Hale, Deputy Public Works Director, 100 Winnacunnet Road, Hampton NH 03842, or email to jhale@town.hampton.nh.us Resumes will be accepted until position is filled. No phone calls, please. No facsimiles will be accepted. The Town of Hampton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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For Sale

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

NRRA CALENDAR

October 2017

  • Thursday, October 19th – NHtB Board Meeting 8:30 a.m. @ NRRA Office (Final Meeting of 2016-2017 Fiscal Year)

November 2017

  • Friday, November 10th – NRRA Office Closed – Veterans Day

  • Wednesday, November 15th (America Recycles Day) – NRRA MOM Meeting 8:30 @ NRRA Office

  • Wednesday, November 15th – NRRA Annual Meeting, 12 NOON @ Puritan Backroom, Manchester, NH (pre-registration required)

  • Wednesday, November 15th & Thursday November 16th – NH Municipal Association Annual Conference in Manchester, NH

  • Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24 – NRRA OFFICE CLOSED for Thanksgiving

December 2017

  • NO M.O.M Meeting This Month

  • Friday, December 22, 2017 – Due Date for Conference Speaker Proposals

January 2018

  • Monday, January 1, 2018 – NRRA Office Closed – Happy New Year!

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – NRRA M.O.M Meeting, 9 a.m. at NRRA Office

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