NHDES Solid Waste Operator Continuing Education Credit

Legislative Updates

This recorded panel webinar will cover updates from Vermont’s recycling, composting, product stewardship, and waste reduction initiatives as well as Environmental Producer Responsibility stewardship legislation in Massachusetts.

Join the Northeast Resource Recovery Association, your recycling nonprofit, for this webinar to discuss these issues. Cathy Jamieson is a Solid Waste Program Manager at the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. Ariela Lovett is a Legislative Analyst with the MA Municipal Association.

 

Using Processed Glass Aggregate in Road and Infrastructure Projects

Did you know that you can use crushed glass in road and infrastructure projects in the place of virgin aggregate such as gravel? For communities with limited options for recycling glass in a cost effective manner, reusing glass locally can be a great alternative.

Food: Too Good to Waste

Imagine buying 5 bags of groceries. On your way out of the store, you dump 2 of them directly in the trash. This is the reality for Americans, who waste roughly 40% of food produced for consumption. School cafeterias are no exception, but it doesn't have to be that way! This recorded webinar will outline the wasted food crisis, model methods for measuring wasted cafeteria food, and provide tangible solutions.

Disposal Capacity

This recorded panel webinar will cover Materials Management Capacity in NH, MA, and VT, which encompasses all disposal capacity (landfill and waste to energy), transfer capacity, Construction and Demolition processing, Municipal Recycling Facilities, and compost.

The Battery of Things: Lithium Battery Safety

The "Internet of Things" will add 40 billion connected devices in the next 5 years, including drones, e-scooters, e-bicycles, and more, many of which will be powered by lithium batteries. These potentially combustible batteries will end up at northeast waste facilities and businesses, and require new training, packaging, and recycling methods. This recorded webinar will include best safety, storage, and transportation practices, featuring new solutions, like CellBlockEX, a recycled glass granule that extinguishes lithium fires. Prepare your facility for the future of batteries.

Optimizing Our Recycling Education and Outreach Efforts

 Want to be a recycling hero in your community? Learn simple tips & tricks for optimizing your recycling education and outreach efforts in this recorded webinar. With the average attention span just 8 seconds –reaching residents, customers, and students with important recycling information is challenging. Most people believe they know how to recycle – yet our recycling contamination rates demonstrate otherwise. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection will share best practices from their statewide recycling initiative- Recycle Smart MA.

Recycling Markets Update

 

Do you have questions about the current recycling market after the Chinese recycling ban and changes since COVID-19?

Recycling markets collapsed when the Chinese government announced a ban on imports of many recyclables.  How have domestic markets responded?  What do raw material markets look for from suppliers?  Learn how markets are trending and how you can improve your standing with those markets today.

Refill Not Landfill

For years, we have focused on recycling as the way to manage our ever changing waste stream. The industry has done a wonderful job finding new ways to use our waste in products. The Solid Waste Hierarchy gives guidance as to how we should approach waste management decisions. The first two concepts are “reduce and reuse”. It is time we take a hard look at these methods for managing waste and how they fit into an integrated waste management system in this recorded webinar. The City of Lebanon started an outreach campaign in 2018 that focused on reuse.

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