September 2017 – Full of Scrap

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

  • From the Director’s Chair – Recycling Rules!! Save the Date for the 2018 NRRA Conference.  Keynote Speaker Announced!
  • NRRA News – 2017 Annual Meeting – New Location, September Pricing and more..
  • School News You Can Use – Sign up now for discounts on school workshops, TOLDs and the 9th Annual School Conference!
  • New Hampshire the Beautiful
  • NHDES News
  • Massachusetts News
  • National News
  • Classified Ads
  • NRRA Calendar

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~Recycling Tip of the Month~

Buy Smart. Buy school supplies with less packaging and seek those made with recycled and sustainably-harvested materials. Invest in sturdier products for years of use and reuse supplies. You can also make environmentally-friendly choices when buying back-to-school clothes. ~EarthShare

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FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR

Recycling Rules!

Last month Bonnie Bethune had a brilliant idea as we were on the road to a site visit. We were discussing potential conference themes for our May 21 and 22, 2018 extravaganza, and “Recycling Rules” bubbled up to the top of the list. As we look ahead to the unsettled markets for all commodities, nothing could be more insightful. For the last several years we have heard a chorus of “it’s too expensive”, “it’s too hard to communicate with the public”, “they just don’t get it”, and so forth.

I am here to tell you that not only does it make sense, and not only does it make cents…..

 $$$$$$$$ IT’s THE RIGHT THING TO DO!!!  $$$$$$$$

NRRA is honored to have a Keynote Speaker for the 37th Annual Conference who embodies the dedication, passion and history of recycling success, Ben Harvey of EL Harvey and Sons, Inc. of Westborough, Mass. His family run company has been doing the right thing by recycling for 111 years and they aren’t about to stop now. As you drive around the “recycling campus” that is their operation, you are struck by the variety of containers with all sorts of different materials, all waiting to be recycled properly and profitably. There should be a big banner as you drive in that says “Recycling Rules” because there is no combination that is a better fit for that phrase than Harvey Enterprise and the NRRA Conference.

Ben Harvey

Ben Harvey is the president of E. L. Harvey & Sons Inc., a full service waste and recycling firm that provides services to municipal, commercial and industrial corporations throughout eastern Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. He negotiates for the sale of recyclables to consumers and the shipments of waste to disposal sites. Ben’s duties also include providing leadership to the management team of E. L. Harvey & Sons.

Ben has presented to and shared his knowledge of the industry to thousands of business and association leaders, through such diverse groups as Waste Cap of Massachusetts, MassRecycle, Detachable Container Association, National Recycling Coalition, Paper Stock Industries, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Environmental Business Council and at national forums such as Waste Expo and ISRI conventions.

Ben has served on the Board of Directors of many industry and trade associations throughout his career. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Business Council, MassRecycle and the National Waste and Recycling Association.
Ben will share his vast accumulation of knowledge of all facets of the recycling and waste stream business, its history, and, most importantly, its future. He will be a most worthy successor to our recent Keynote Alums who have all been spot on for our conference attendees. Given the future of this industry, this address by a giant of the industry is not to be missed. Save the date, signup early, and take advantage of the early bird discounts.

DOOM AND GLOOM – 2017/2018

It is not all the China’s fault, but the “National Sword” program is wreaking havoc among all of the commodities in the marketplace –  not just fibers and plastics – but Single Stream, C&D, scrap metal and electronics as well.

Recent drops in all of the materials are dramatic and serve as a warning to all recyclers; Move it if you can or be prepared to store it for a long time or pay to move it. Deja Vu of late 2008 when nothing was moving.

MSW  pricing can be expected to increase dramatically in the entire Northeast as capacity is dwindling and pricing will increase as a result. Those with long term contracts will benefit significantly if they can lock down available space for at least 5 years.

Meanwhile back at NRRA…

The key word is “Retooling”.  Over the next several months NRRA will be undergoing a significant restructuring of its operational side to better provide the members with shorter  response times and improved pricing. We ask for your patience until we complete the retooling and, as always, will appreciate your input if any issues arise.  We hope this process will be as seamless as possible.

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NRRA NEWS

Notice to NRRA Members, Vendors and Customers

Please note that the NRRA office will be closing at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, October 3rd.  Please plan accordingly as no one will be available to take phone calls or orders that afternoon.

Thank you!

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September 2017 Pricing is Now Available-Members only!

PricingThe NRRA September 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.

Mike’s Synopsis

We are noticing that many domestic mills have high inventories right now, which is causing pricing for spot tonnage to plummet (even for baled OCC). This situation varies mill by mill and day by day so please call your NRRA rep if you have a full load of baled material that you’d like to ship. This is probably partly due to the fact that China is finally beginning to shut off imports of scrap commodities.

You may notice that some items listed on the pricing guide are showing wide pricing ranges.  E.g. for 1-7 plastics the domestic market seems ok for now, but buyers who export are having a tough time and their poor pricing reflects this. Also baled mixed paper seems steady (ish?) for now (again depending on the mill and capacity), but the loose paper market has seen a fairly drastic drop (again, probably because most buyers taking loose paper are exporting it).

Additionally, the scrap metal market in our region is all over the place. Rumors have been circulating that ferrous pricing may drop back down again…

And PET & HDPE seem to be holding strong – but again this is a reflection of the domestic market right now. Export is a different story.

Please stay tuned for new developments as they come, and feel free to check in with the Member Services team to get the latest new on market trends for all commodities.

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2017 NRRA Annual Meeting-  A New Location!

It’s time again for the 2017 Annual Meeting!  This is a great chance to learn more about NRRA,  your one-stop shopping recycling cooperative, and what we’ve been up to this past year and how we plan to serve you in the years to come!

We hope you’ll join us this year as we try out our new Annual Meeting venue, the Puritan Backroom in Manchester, NH.  on Wednesday, November 15th.  Noon to 2:30 PM

Each Municipal Member is entitled to only one vote but you may send as many representatives to the event as you wish. Associate Members do not have a vote, but we welcome and encourage their participation. This Annual Meeting and Luncheon offers a wonderful chance to network with recycling professionals throughout the Northeast.

To view the meeting agenda and to download the registration form click HERE.  Please complete the registration form and return it via email or fax to info@nrra.net or 603-736-7702.

Please get your registration forms in as soon as you can, space is limited and the deadline is November 9th!  We always look forward to this event as it gives us an opportunity to see so many of our members!  See you there!

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In Case you missed it… SAVE THE DATE!

Though On-line Registration isn’t open yet for attendees, we will soon be releasing the preregistration form for attendees.  Exhibitors and sponsors are urged to call Marilyn Weir and ask about the Exhibitor/Sponsor discount, new for this year!  Save the date, no matter what, this will be another spectacular NRRA Conference that you won’t want to miss!

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The National Recycling Coalition 2017 Awards Recipients

This August, The National Recycling Coalition honored their recycling awards recipients at the 2017 Resource Recycling Conference in Minneapolis. The awards were presented to the winners, along with the recipients of the Murray J. Fox Scholarship, at the Conference Welcome Reception hosted by the NRC and the Recycling Association of Minnesota.

The awards program is designed to honor and recognize outstanding individuals, programs, and organizations around the country, both for their achievements, and to serve as a model and a resource for learning for NRC members. Award categories include higher education, not- for and for-profit organizations, business leadership, and recognition of outstanding programs. The NRC will be posting information on all winners on the NRC’s website.

NRC’s Awards Committee Chair Lisa Skumatz commented on the process saying of fellow committee members, “They worked long and hard to sort from among the more than one hundred submittals to find those shining examples – a task that was made particularly hard because there were so many really stellar nominees. We were very pleased that winners came from across the country to accept their awards, so attendees had the chance to learn first-hand how these programs work so well!”

2017 Awards and Recipients

  • Outstanding Business Leadership For-Profit Company- Avaya Stadium (San José, CA)
  • Outstanding Not-for-profit Business Leadership- Cooperative Teamwork & Recycling Assistance: CTRA (Austin, TX)
    • Outstanding Not-for-profit Business Leadership Honorable Mention- Northeast Resource Recovery Association: NRRA
  • Outstanding Recycling Organization- the Michigan Recycling Coalition: MRC
  • Outstanding Higher Education- the University of Florida
    • Outstanding Higher Education Honorable Mention- The University of Illinois at Chicago, Office of Sustainability
  • Outstanding Community or Government Program- South Central Solid Waste Authority: SCSWA
    • Outstanding Community or Government Program Honorable Mention- Emmet County (MI) Recycling
  • Bill Heenan Emerging Leader- Samantha Yager: Recycling Coordinator for the City of Columbia, SC & Tori Carle: City of Greensboro (NC) Recycling Educator at ‘Operation Bed Roll’
    • Bill Heenan Emerging Leader Honorable Mention- Matthew O’Carroll: Refuse, Recycling, & Water Efficiency Manager at UC Santa Barbara
  • Lifetime Achievement in Recycling- Arthur Boone, CA

 Outstanding Not-for-profit Business Leadership (Honorable Mention): Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA)

One of the first recycling organizations in the country, NRRA has been leading the way in innovation and stewardship for its Member Towns; in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island since 1981. It has been sought out to see how its model has been able to survive the recycling markets downturns that have resulted in several similar organizations either scaling back or ceasing operations altogether.

Since 1981 NRRA has adhered to its two-fold mission of “acting as a source of education in the field of solid waste management”, and “as a market development service”. Over 20 years ago NRRA recognized the issues surrounding the recycling of glass as fewer and fewer facilities would accept it for processing, and separation and hauling was a key challenge. NRRA worked to develop, and got approved in NH, the“certified waste derived product” known as “Processed Glass Aggregate” (PGA). PGA was held out of the waste stream, consolidated at host sites, and crushed with a mobile crusher contracted by NRRA. The material was then used in municipal road beds, under parking lots and sidewalks, and culverts due to its intrinsic resistance to frost.

Since 2007 NRRA has moved over 750,000 tons of material, at the lowest cost or the highest revenues. It has grown to be the “one stop shop” for all things recycling and management of the entire waste stream. In smaller municipalities and towns waste stream management and recycling operations often fall to the DPW head or part time help. It is invaluable to have NRRA as the one reliable source to call.

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SCHOOL NEWS YOU CAN USE

The 9th Annual School Recycling Conference: SAVE THE DATE!

Calling all students, teachers, school administrators and facilities personnell..Please join us for our 9th Annual School Recycling Conference

When?    Tuesday May 22, 2018

Where?  The Radisson Hotel and Expo Center, Manchester, NH

School Conference attendees can select from six recycling themed workshops, participate in activities & exhibits, meet and talk to exhibitors and experts from across the recycling industry, participate the scavenger hunt, try your hand at the “Race to Recycle” and get “hands on” experience at the Mini Trash on the Lawn Day!

So much to do and learn, this is the perfect end-of-school-year field trip for classes of all ages!!

Registration includes Breakfast & School Awards Luncheon!

10% Discount if you register before 12/31/17 – Call Gwen Erley today for details and to Register!  603-736-4401 ext. 19

NH Schools are eligible for a 50% Registration Fee Grant thanks to NH the Beautiful!

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The NRRA School CLUB Back to School SALE!

Schedule your school recycling event now to take advantage of big discounts!

Click on any of the programs below for more information. Grants available thanks to New Hampshire the Beautiful!

Contact Gwen Erley or Sarah McGraw TODAY to schedule any of the above items.  603-736-4401 ext. 19 OR theclub@nrra.net

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On the Road with Sarah McGraw

Sarah’s been busy in the Somersworth area of late, working with the Farm to School Coordinator Wendy Berkeley, to assist the city and schools with composting. Wendy was kind enough to share her article:

 

Waste Not Want Not at Somersworth Middle School

By Wendy Berkeley, Somersworth Farm to School Coordinator

How much food do we waste?  At home? In our schools? Turns out it’s a lot and this fall the Somersworth Middle School seeks to make a big change.

John Dinger (left) of Somersworth Middle School and Toby Alves of Mr. Fox Composting (Photo courtesy of Wendy Berkeley)

Middle School teacher John Dinger’s efforts have finally paid off to make large scale composting a reality for the Middle School.  Thanks to collaborative funds through SYC and NH Farm to School, September will start the school’s one-year contract 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 will be 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, the Somersworth school district will receive a return-on-investment of a cubic yard of composted soil.  With gardens at the Middle School, Idlehurst, Plants for Growth, and an ADA garden bed to be installed at the Maple Wood Elementary School, this soil will have plenty of uses. And our middle-schoolers will receive hands-on education on sustainability that will hopefully follow them throughout their lives.

Many thanks go to Mr. Dinger, Toby Alves of Mr. Fox for his outreach and support, Maureen Jackman, NH Farm to School, and Frisbie Memorial Hospital for residual funding.  Though Mr. Fox does not service residential customers in Somersworth, the MrFoxComposting.com website provides helpful guidelines for those looking to try their hand at home composting.

The organizers for Mr. Fox Composting rollout also kicked off the program with an education day on September 8, by having a trash sort the morning of the first Mr. Fox pickup. John Dinger, who brought the idea forward for composting, also plans on weighing the food diverted to show how much food is thrown away and how money is saved for the district.  The School Recycling CLUB will be assisting in the year long process by calculating diversion costs, analyzing the waste hauler information and assisting with any additional education needs. The cooperation between the Farm to School Program, the Somersworth Middle School, Somersworth Youth Connection, Mr Fox Composting, the Somersworth School District and City of Somersworth is a great example of the type of collaboration needed to make a successful transition in waste diversion. – Sarah McGraw

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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- Summer is the BEST time to order New 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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MASSACHUSETTS NEWS

South Shore Recycling Cooperative News & Updates

SSRC Updates September 2017

July meeting notes and updates
ReCollect
Bylaws revision
FY18 Budget
Vendor issues
MAC Koep thanks munis
HHW update
Digital Media Intern sought
RECO Summer report – Cohasset, Duxbury
Abington Recycling IQ Kit update
Kingston BOH puts non-reporting Haulers on notice
Marshfield Fair recycling continues to thrive
Mattress recycling bill, demonstration at Beacon Hill
Commodity price update
Latest developments on China’s ban
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NATIONAL NEWS

After Irma, safety remains highest priority for collection crews in Florida

Cole Rosengren, Waste Dive

The process of cleaning up after Irma in the multiple states and U.S. territories affected will take months. As foreshadowed by Hurricane Harvey and many storms before it, this will involve vast amounts of debris and millions of dollars worth of special contracts. In the meantime, the generation of standard curbside waste and recyclables continues unabated. With the exception of the badly damaged Florida Keys and other areas with heavy flooding, curbside service has largely returned at various levels throughout the state.

Basic procedures such as wearing personal protective equipment, lifting properly, backing up safely and maintaining alertness while driving are already requirements for the commercial and municipal crews servicing these routes. Though repetition is key for all safety guidance. In some cases, employees may have had to temporarily evacuate their homes, or at the very least, have lost some sleep. Contending with the usual job hazards is already challenging. Contending with potential electrocution, exposure to bacteria or snakes takes those challenges to another level.

Because each weather-related disaster has its own unique effects, companies must be prepared to adapt. In some cases, they may even have to do this when their national headquarters has been damaged or affected by employee displacement — as seen recently with Waste Management in Texas and Advanced Disposal in Florida. Having plans in place with the communities they service helps that process, but without ground-level employees those plans can’t be carried out.

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Recycling Contamination Creates Extra Work for Everyone–We need to remind people why and how to recycle correctly

This blog was written by Chaz Miller (NRRA’s Conference Keynote speaker in 2014). It was originally posted on Waste360 on Aug 23, 2017

Thursday is recycling day in my neighborhood. When I do my morning walk that day, I always see recycling bins in front of every house. I also occasionally see the wrong materials in those bins. These “contaminants” are creating a recycling problem.

Let’s face it, taking out the trash is simple. Everything goes out together because it has no further use. Taking out the recycling isn’t as simple. We have to remember what goes into which bin (or bins) to ensure that our recyclables have a further use.

Sometimes we forget that recyclables are simply industrial raw materials. Manufacturers create specifications for those materials so that their suppliers will know what they need and what they won’t buy. Specifications for secondary raw materials (aka “recyclables”), describe both “contaminants” and “prohibitives.” The former can be tolerated to a minor degree. The latter cannot. By putting the wrong materials in the collection bins, people are creating extra work and problems for everyone in the recycling chain.

From the very beginning, contamination has been a problem for curbside recycling. The first recycling bin was designed in the early 1970’s specifically to keep newspapers dry. Created for University City, Mo., the bin had one side that was longer than the other three sides. The idea was that if it was raining on collection day, the bin should be placed on its side with the long side on top to keep the paper dry. Back then (and still today), no one wanted to pay extra for water, especially when it also weakened the paper fiber.

So what can be done to eliminate contamination? Education and enforcement are the usual suspects. We need to remind people why and how to recycle correctly. Moreover, when crews are collecting recyclables, they should not pick up contaminated recycling bins and instead leave some kind of notice about what went wrong. For anyone with much experience in recycling, this is not new.

But once again, the problem of contamination has shot to the forefront. China is tired of finding garbage in the bales of recyclables shipped to end markets in that country. As a result, the government wants to ban some paper and plastic recyclables from coming into China. This is a problem for American recyclers because Chinese manufacturers are some of their biggest customers.

Losing Chinese markets would be a serious blow, but I think American recyclers will withstand this latest challenge. We have a reputation for shipping better recyclables than the Europeans and we have a strong incentive to improve collection and processing to ensure that our recyclables will find end markets.

So expect to hear more about better education and enforcement so that you and I can do our job the right way. Processing will get even more attention because that is where the bales of recyclables are created. The good news is that today’s MRF is lightyears more advanced than those of 2000 and the MRF of even five years from now will be even better. I’ll leave those improvements to the engineers and the MRF operators.

Read Full Article Here

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CLASSIFIEDS

BCEP Solid Waste District- District Administrator

BCEP Solid Waste District is seeking applications for the position of District Administrator.  This is a full time salaried position reporting to the District Committee.  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 at http://www.bcepsolidwaste.com/pdf/Administrator-.pdf

To Apply:

Send resumes with cover letter to Search Committee, BCEP Solid Waste District, PO Box 426, Pittsfield, NH 03263, no electronic filing or facsimiles will be accepted. Envelopes should be clearly marked “Administrator Position”.  Resumes must be postmarked by 5pm on September 29, 2017. The BCEP Solid Waste District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary Range: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.

Closing Date: September 29, 2017

 

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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

Can Cage

See pictures. $500 firm.  Please contact Lloyd Healey 603-365-8245

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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

September 2017

  • Associate & Vendor Dues Invoices go out this month!

October 2017

  •  Tuesday, October 3 – NRRA Office Closing at 12:30

  • Monday, October 9th – NRRA Office Closed for Columbus Day

  • Wednesday, October 11th – NRRA M.O.M Meeting 9 a.m. @ NRRA Office

  • 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 – NRRA MOM Meeting 8:30 @ NRRA Office

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

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

 

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