Recycling in NH: State of Recycling Markets

Thursday, November 18, 2021

You have likely heard about the supposed death of recycling in recent years.  But have you heard that recycling has been thriving in recent months, in part due to the pandemic?  NRRA staff presented virtually at the NH Municipal Association's 80th Annual Conference on November 18, 2021 about the economics of the current recycling markets and the resulting impacts on New Hampshire community solid waste budgets.  As shown in the below slides, communities with source separated recycling are generating far more revenue than a year ago from the sale of their recyclables.  Over the same time period, many communities with single stream recycling have seen their costs decrease dramatically.  Learn more by watching the recording of this popular presentation. 

 

Communities with source separated recycling are generating far more revenue than a year ago.

 

Many communities with single stream recycling have seen their costs decrease dramatically over the past year.