COVID-19

COVID-19 Resources for Vermont Communities

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. For answers to questions and requests about Solid Waste Implementation Plan (SWIP)
requirements due to COVID-19 and the Vermont State of Emergency:

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources COVID-19 Solid Waste Implementation Plan Guidance

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Dept of Environmental Conservation COVID-19 Solid Waste Guidance for Facilities Managers and the General Public:

COVID-19 Resources for New Hampshire Communities

In an effort to keep up-to-date with evolving guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, NHDES’ Solid Waste Management Bureau (SWMB) has updated its list of resources relevant to the management of solid waste during the pandemic. The document now includes recently-released guidance from the CDC specific to the waste management and recycling industry, as well as other resources from national and regional organizations. 

How Long Does COVID-19 Stay in the Air and on Surfaces?

According to the CDC’s website: “It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.”

NRRA COVID-19 Facilities Impact Report

The Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) has created an NRRA Facility Impact Report that provides examples of how NRRA Members are changing their facility operations in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The report categorizes facility changes into one of four categories: (1) safety precautions and public education; (2) temporarily not accepting certain recyclables; (3) temporarily stopping recycling; and (4) facility closure.   We update it regularly as information is shared. 

Best Management Practices for Recycling Facilities During COVID-19

Reagan Bissonnette, NRRA Executive Director, and Bonnie Bethune, NRRA Member Services Manager, were joined by Dr. Ben Locwin to discuss COVID-19 best management practices for recycling facilities.  Dr. Locwin addressed questions from live participants. Over 300 people participated in this very informative webinar!