Glass Recycling

Understanding Recycling Markets & Practical Tips

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.

NRRA "Recycling with Results" 2021 Conference Day Two

Over 185 presenters and attendees from New England and beyond participated in the Northeast Resource Recovery Association's (NRRA) virtual "Recycling with Results" Conference on May 10-11, 2021.   The conference featured six key topics currently faced by the municipal solid waste and recycling industry. NHDES solid waste operator continuing education credits are available for each recorded hour watched. Please contact info@nrrarecycles.org to receive your certificate for hours.  

NRRA "Recycling with Results" 2021 Conference Day One

Over 185 presenters and attendees from New England and beyond participated in the Northeast Resource Recovery Association's (NRRA) virtual "Recycling with Results" Conference on May 10-11, 2021.   The conference featured six key topics currently faced by the municipal solid waste and recycling industry.  NHDES solid waste operator continuing education credits are available for each recorded hour watched. Please contact info@nrrarecycles.org to receive your certificate for hours.  

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?

Processed Glass Aggregate: Recycling Glass Saves Money and the Environment

NRRA has provided for decades an option for crushing glass bottles and jars, plus additional glass-like materials in New Hampshire, into processed glass aggregate to be used in infrastructure projects in the place of sand and gravel.  NRRA currently has consolidation sites in New Hampshire and Massachusetts where NRRA members can bring their glass for recycling. Once a host site collects approximately 1,000 tons of glass from its contributing communities, a mobile glass crusher is brought to the site to turn the recycled glass into processed glass aggregate.

Resource Recycling: Collective Action

The below article was first published in the January 2021 issue of Resource Recycling magazine, the leading national magazine focused on residential recycling, and is available in the online flip edition format

Over 100 communities in the Northeast U.S. work together to move recovered glass to two downstream outlets.

HB 617 Recycling & Solid Waste Study Committee - Testimony & Report

In the fall of 2019, the New Hampshire HB 617 Recycling & Solid Waste Study Committee held fourteen hearings to study how the State can assist municipalities during challenging recycling markets following China's National Sword.  NRRA’s Executive Director, Reagan Bissonnette, actively participated in these hearings and testified multiple times, along with some NRRA members.  The committee’s extensive final report was issued on November 1, 2019. 

NRRA's recycling markets testimony and the final report are included in this resource.  

Processed Glass Aggregate Specifications and Approved Uses by State - New England

Summary of Specifications and Approved Uses of Processed Glass Aggregate
In New England - Environmental and Transportation Agencies
 

Wondering how the specifications and uses for processed glass aggregate (crushed recycled glass) vary from state to state in New England?  Did you know that the requirements not only differ by state, but also by state agency? 

Glass Crusher Vendors

Glass Crusher Vendors

  

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Andella Products

Richfield Springs, NY

Processed Glass Aggregate Survey Report

The Northeast Resource Recovery Association is publishing a report summarizing examples of processed glass aggregate (PGA) use throughout the Northeast.  In June of 2020, NRRA launched a survey to collect examples of PGA use.  The survey garnered a total of 18 participants from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Vermont. Among the survey respondents, most indicated they used PGA for municipal projects with few having used it in private projects. There were no examples of PGA use in a state project.

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