NRRA Board of Trustees Approves New Membership Dues Structure

December 16, 2022

In 2022, the NRRA Board of Trustees elected to establish a Member Benefits & Dues Working Group to reassess the benefits, dues, and structure of the NRRA membership and determine what updates may be needed for NRRA's membership dues and benefits, and make recommendations for the full board to consider. The board voted to increase membership dues overall by 9%. NRRA membership dues had not been increased since 2015.

NRRA is the oldest and largest cooperative-model recycling nonprofit in the United States, partnering with over 450 municipalities, businesses, and individuals throughout New England to make recycling strong through economic and environmentally sound solutions. In particular, NRRA supports many small, rural communities in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. NRRA is one of only a handful of nonprofits in the country that enables communities to manage their own recycling programs by connecting them with end markets for recyclables. Founded in 1981, NRRA has a deep expertise in the recycling markets, and in partnership with our members, we share that information through education and technical assistance. 

With this expertise and long-standing partnerships in mind, as well as the continued fiscal viability of the organization, the NRRA Board of Trustees has voted to approve a new membership dues structure effective April or July 2023, as applicable, for voting members and October 2023 for associate members. Additionally, the structure of associate member dues has been streamlined.

The NEW dues structure is as follows:

Voting Municipal Members 

  • 8 cents per capita (up from 7 cents)
  • Minimum dues $125 (up from $100)
  • Maximum dues $1900 (up from $1800)

Associate Members

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

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