Tricks of the Trade

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

This panel of operators shared tricks of the trade in the ever-changing recycling facility world. We gathered some of our member operators to find answers to the questions of: What safety practices work at your facility in this new normal of COVID-19? What ways do you communicate new recycling specs to the public? How do you best convince your town budget to approve what you need? How do you maximize recycling separation with limited space at your facility? What can you do to make your plastics and paper recycling programs worth more? Panelists shared their exemplars and photos with you so you can put these tricks to practical use!

Panelists include: Joanie Cudworth, Director of Public Works in Hollis, NH; Brian Patnoe, Recycling Manager at Littleton, NH; and Ed Walsh, the Transfer Station Manager at Rollinsford, NH.

Participants say: "The webinar provided a very good overview of how facilities are operating and innovating." "I learned how interacting with community members and incorporating their opinions into facility changes has been extremely successful for many transfer stations." 


This webinar is available for free for both NRRA members and nonmembers. The following are encouraged to participate: municipal recycling and transfer station staff, solid waste operators, public works staff, state and local government officials and staff, educators, and community members. NH solid waste operators will receive one hour of continuing education credit. Please contact after viewing the webinar with your email address and name of the webinar so that NRRA can confirm your login on our webinar attendance report.  To view the recording, select the "Webinar Recording" button. Please fill out the required information, click "Register" and you will be prompted to the recording.