NHDES Solid Waste Operator Continuing Education Credit

Recycling Markets in 2021: NRRA Annual Meeting

NRRA's November 2021 Annual Meeting featured a special presentation about current recycling markets by Chaz Miller, CEO of Chaz Miller Associates and former Director of the National Waste & Recycling Association.  Chaz is a 40-year veteran of the recycling and waste industry.  He is an ex officio member of the Northeast Recycling Council Board of Directors and the primary author of the NERC reports on increases in North American domestic recycled paper and recycled plastic capacity.  He is Chair of the Montgomery County MD Aiming for Zero Waste Task Force.

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.  

Update to Best Management Practices for Recycling Facilities During COVID-19

Reagan Bissonnette, NRRA Executive Director, met virtually with Dr. Ben Locwin, an expert on infectious disease epidemiology, for a much-anticipated second webinar to discuss COVID-19 best management practices for recycling and solid waste facilities.  Dr.

Event Waste Reduction: Styling Your Event Recycling Plan

 Investigate all the options for zero waste event training programs that expand beyond NRRA's present RecycleMobile program. This includes access to NRRA’s Can Cage aluminum recycling program, additional container approaches, and basic training on how to plan for better materials purchasing and incorporating composting at events. Planning ahead is the most effective tool in reducing waste at special events. What you learn today can be used before, during and after your event.

Tricks of the Trade

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?

We Need to Think About Clothing Differently

Our clothing, shoe and other textile waste that ends up in landfills has increased 300% since 1990 and it’s not getting any better. In fact, it's getting worse. With "fast fashion" becoming the new way for retail giants to increase profits and manufacturing of our clothing being sent to developing countries, we need to change the way we think about our clothing. It's no longer whether we should donate or recycle our clothing, it's how.

Extended Producer Responsibility

What is the New England region doing about Extended Producer Responsibility for the end of a life of a product? Join the Northeast Resource Recovery Association, your recycling nonprofit, for this webinar to discuss these issues. Terri Goldberg is the Executive Director of the Northeast Waste Management Official's Association and Megan Pryor is an Environmental Specialist with the Maine DEP, Div. of Materials Management.

Medical Waste: Needles, Pharmaceuticals, Vaping and More

Needlestick injuries expose us to bloodborne pathogens, including HIV, Hepatitis B and C, and other viruses. Traces of antibiotics found in river and lake water samples are shifting the delicate balance of aquatic ecosystems. Nicotine (among other toxic substances) in e-cigarettes, vape pens, and cartridges are considered hazardous waste. Vape batteries can start landfill and transfer station fires. What about other items such as inhaler cartridges, epi-pens, needle storage devices?

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