Mark Richardson

NRRA Board Treasurer
Transfer Station Coordinator (Retired)
Town of Hampton, NH

After a career in human services and education, Mark took to the world of solid waste and recycling, first with BFI and then Waste Management working in dispatch, sales and customer service. In 2000, Mark began his position as the Transfer Station and Recycling Coordinator for the Town of Hampton, NH. It was in this position that Mark established New Hampshire’s first electronics recycling program some years before New Hampshire required such recycling by law.  Hampton had a long history of collecting its own curbside residential and commercial trash, but in 2010, major changes took place in Hampton that included a mandatory recycling ordinance, the town collecting its own recyclable, changing to single stream recycling, purchasing new automated collection trucks and tractor trailers to haul the materials away, carts being purchased and issued to residents and businesses and a third bay added to the transfer station. Mark was at the forefront of coordinating all of these changes in an orderly manner while promoting the education program that went with it. Looking back before he retired at the end of 2018, Mark is proud of his work with the NRRA and the work it took taking Hampton from a town that recycled less than a dozen commodities to a community that recycled two dozen different commodities and successfully ran a popular swap-shop that just sort of happened along the way.

On the personal side, with degrees in Politics and Early American History, Mark is an avid historian and active in a number of historical re-enactor groups. He’s also been elected or appointed to several boards, committees and commissions in his hometown of Somersworth, NH including the Strafford Regional Planning Commission.  Somewhere along the line, he became the founder of the Atlantic Surfing Museum. Also, you can see him working the End Zone at Gillette Stadium firing his musket at New England Revolution and New England Patriots games.