BMPs for Negotiating Municipal Contracts for Waste, Recycling & Composting Part 1

9:00 am to 10:15 am

BMPs for Negotiating Municipal Contracts Part 1

Does your municipality have contracts in place for solid waste services, include trash, recycling, and perhaps even composting?  Would you like to understand the purpose and benefit of establishing such contracts and learn best practices for negotiating contract terms?  Does your municipality have contracts in place for solid waste services, include trash, recycling, and perhaps even composting?  Would you like to understand the purpose and benefit of establishing such contracts and learn best practices for negotiating contract terms?  

Join Reagan Bissonnette, Executive Director, and Bonnie Bethune, Member Services Manager of the Northeast Resource Recovery Association to discuss these topics.  Reagan Bissonnette is an attorney with a decade of experience negotiating contracts, and Bonnie Bethune has decades of experience both as a solid waste operator and negotiating solid waste contracts at NRRA.  Attendees will learn: • Tips for managing a Request for Proposal process; • Common provisions in contracts for trash, recycling, and composting (including distinctions for single, dual, and source separated recycling);  • Advice for negotiating fiscally responsible and sustainable contracts that will stand the test of time and inevitable market changes; and• Lessons from sample contracts from New Hampshire municipalities.     

This free webinar is sponsored by NHDES and is available for both NRRA members and nonmembers. New Hampshire solid waste operators will receive 1.25 hours of continuing education credit from NHDES for Part 1.


Even if you cannot attend the webinar live, please register if you would like to receive the recording and presentation materials following the webinar. While participants are encouraged to join the webinar from their computer, there is an option for audio-only participation by phone. Both computer and phone directions for joining the webinar will be provided by confirmation email upon registration.