About NRRA

 Our Mission

"Partnering to make recycling strong through economic and environmentally sound solutions."

The Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) is a nonprofit organization that enables both small rural and large urban communities to manage their own recycling programs. NRRA is one of only a handful of nonprofits in the country that operates a recyclables marketing cooperative, which means that we directly connect sellers of recyclable commodities to purchasers of those commodities. NRRA has a deep expertise in the recycling markets, and in partnership with our members, we share that information through education and technical assistance, as well as networking opportunities. 

Our History

In 1981, four New Hampshire municipalities founded the Northeast Resource Recovery Association, then called the New Hampshire Resource Recovery Association, to provide a clearinghouse for current, up-to-date information and a source of technical and marketing assistance in the general areas of waste reduction and recycling. Since then, membership in NRRA has grown to include over 400 municipalities, individuals, and businesses in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, and Rhode Island.


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NRRA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in its hiring practices, programming or activities.