Understanding Recycling Markets & Practical Tips

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Reagan Bissonnette and Bonnie Bethune of NRRA presented for a 3-hour NHDES sponsored workshop on understanding recycling markets and practical recycling tips for municipalities. The first part of the workshop covered why recycling matters, material specifications and markets for recyclables, and common end markets for recyclables. The second part of the workshop covered practical recycling tips, such as creative storage options for recyclables at municipal facilities, baling versus loose recyclables, and answering resident questions. Attendees learned specific examples of how municipalities in New Hampshire implement these recycling tips. The workshop also included group discussion sessions where attendees had an opportunity to share information with one another.