Become a Member

Municipal Membership

Municipal membership is available to all municipalities in the Northeast.  

Benefits:

  • Access to all NRRA programs and services, including:
    • Cooperative marketing - including our monthly pricing guide 
    • Cooperative purchasing - including assistance with purchasing recycling infrastructure (ex. balers, skid steers, trailers and storage containers)
    • Educational programs - including monthly Member Operations Marketing meetings
    • Technical assistance - including access to our exclusive municipal member email listserv
  • Annual Activity Report detailing all of your cooperative marketing and purchasing transactions for the calendar year.
  • Voting privileges at NRRA annual and special member meetings - The Municipality must select a representative to vote on their behalf.  This person is typically a Select board Member, Town Administrator, Dept. of Public Works Director, Road Agent or, in some cases, a manager or supervisor from the transfer station/recycling center.  
  • Discounts available for:
    • NRRA award winning annual conference
    • NRRA annual meeting, workshops, bus tours, other events
  • Grant processing assistance for any New Hampshire the Beautiful bins, grants, signs and grant applications for recycling infrastructure (NH members only)
  • Regular e-newsletter “Full of Scrap” 
  • Free posting of classifieds on NRRA's website and Full of Scrap newsletter
  • Support NRRA’s mission of partnering to make recycling strong through economic and environmentally sound solutions

Member-Only Benefit: Cooperative Marketing Programs

The benefits of participating in NRRA's cooperative marketing programs include:

  1. VARIETY OF VENDORS: We screen ALL vendors to ensure they are reputable. A variety of vendors allows us to offer the most beneficial option for our members. 
     
  2. ONE STOP SHOP: NRRA can handle all our members’ recycling needs with just one phone call.  This saves our members valuable and costly time and energy.

  3. WE HANDLE INEVITABLE MARKETING CHALLENGES: NRRA assists with resolving issues between our members and vendors, such as price, grading, contamination, damage to equipment or facility, and more. More often than not, we catch issues before they even reach our members.    

  4. STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: The more members who participate with NRRA, the more favorable terms we can negotiate on our members’ behalf. 

  5. NOT JUST A "BROKER": We are just a phone call away! NRRA is committed to providing technical assistance, helping to educate members on efficient and cost-effective operations, how to maximize their returns on recycling, and more. 

  6. WE'RE HERE FOR YOU IN GOOD TIMES AND BAD: NRRA isn’t just available to our members when the markets are good.  We’re here when the markets are down as well.  (We likewise need our members to market with us in both the good and bad times.)

Dues:

Membership Fee is .08/capita ($ 125 minimum/$ 1,900 maximum)

  • Municipal dues year runs from April 1 through March 31* (option for July 1 thru June 30 available upon request)
  • Municipal membership fees can be prorated (by the quarter) for new members
  • Solid waste district dues are determined based on the entire district’s population, even if only one municipality within the district wishes to join. Once a solid waste district joins NRRA, the district and all its communities receive access to full benefits of NRRA voting municipal membership.

 BECOME A MUNICIPAL MEMBER

Associate Membership

Associate Membership is available to businesses, government agencies, non-profits, trade associations, and individuals. 

Benefits:

  • Discounts available for:
    • NRRA award winning annual conference
    • Annual meeting, workshops, bus tours, and other paid events
  • Regular e-newsletter “Full of Scrap” 
  • Free posting of classifieds on NRRA's website and Full of Scrap newsletter
  • Support NRRA’s mission of partnering to make recycling strong through economic and environmentally sound solutions

Dues:

Businesses; Government Agencies; Trade Associations: $250/year
Non-Profits: $150/year
Individual Membership: $ 75/year

  • Associate membership is not available to NRRA Vendors
  • Associate dues year runs from October 1 through September 30 (can be prorated for new members)

BECOME AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER