Recycling 101: Municipal Solid Waste & Recycling in New Hampshire

What is the current state of municipal recycling and solid waste management in New Hampshire? What does the future hold for municipal budgets with respect to recycling and solid waste? Is recycling still worthwhile for New Hampshire municipalities?

Reagan Bissonnette and Heather Herring of the Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) led an in-depth three-hour workshop on solid waste, recycling, and waste reduction for NH municipalities. The workshop provided an introduction to municipal solid waste, recycling, and other waste reduction techniques, including composting and pay as you throw. Attendees will learn about recycling markets, including recent changes during the pandemic, and how municipalities can make informed decisions to improve their recycling programs and reduce their costs. To bring these concepts to life, the workshop included case studies about plastic and glass recycling as well as specific examples for how other New Hampshire municipalities are successfully managing their recycling and solid waste.