Municipal Recycling Services

Cooperative Marketing

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's municipal members produce large volumes of high-quality material.  We work with reputable vendors and provide our members with expanded market options and consistent pricing.  NRRA provides a monthly pricing guide for voting municipal members only.  

Learn More: Cooperative Marketing

Load Request Form

Want to request a pick up or obtain a release number,  complete our Load Request form and your request will automatically be sent to our Logistics team!

NRRA Members may use this form to schedule or request cooperative marketing loads.  The form is quick and easy to complete either on your computer or smartphone.  Just answer a few questions and submit the form and one of our NRRA logistics staff members will take care of your request.  You will receive an email confirmation of your order details. Many of our members have been successfully utilizing this form as their main method of placing requests to get material moved.

Complete a Load Request Form

Cooperative Purchasing

By taking advantage of bulk buying power, NRRA offers its municipal members discounted pricing to purchase items such as baling wire, gripples and more.

Cooperative purchasing programs include:

Learn More: Cooperative Purchasing

Education & Technical Assistance

NRRA offers many educational resources for communities, including regular Member Operations Marketing meetings, an annual Recycling Conference & Expo, and a municipal members-only listserv. 

In addition, municipal officials and solid waste operators often have questions regarding recycling trends, proper processing techniques or market specifications, but are unsure where to call to get the correct answer.  NRRA assists its membership by acting as a one-stop clearinghouse of information through its Member Services Team. 

Learn more: Education & Technical Assistance

Municipal & Associate Membership

Municipal membership is available to all municipalities in the Northeast. 

Municipal membership benefits include:

  • Access to all NRRA programs and services
  • Annual Activity Report
  • Voting privileges 
  • Discount for the NRRA annual recycling conference
  • Grant processing assistance for NH the Beautiful grants
  • Bi-weekly newsletter Full of Scrap
  • Free posting of classifieds
  • Support NRRA's mission!

Associate Membership is available to businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, trade associations, and individuals. 

Associate membership benefits include:

  • Discount for the NRRA annual recycling conference
  • Bi-weekly newsletter Full of Scrap
  • Free posting of classifieds
  • Support NRRA's mission!

become a Member

Monthly Member Pricing Update

The NRRA Pricing guide is issued on the second Wednesday of each month, initially at the Member Operations & Marketing Meeting, and is based on some reputable National indexes (such as the PPI for paper and fibers and the AMM for Metals) as well as real time average pricing from our various vendors.  Please note that this pricing update is simply averages and for the most accurate pricing, you should contact our Member Services department directly.  This update is a proprietary tool that we create for our voting municipal members only.

View the Monthly Pricing Update

Vendor Price Sheets

Certain commodity vendors only change their pricing annually due to contracts or other agreements.  Because this pricing doesn't vary, we offer specific pricing sheets so our members can see exactly what the pricing should be for these items. 

View the Vendor Price Sheets