NHDES Solid Waste Operator Continuing Education Credit

BMPs for Negotiating Municipal Contracts for Waste, Recycling & Composting Part 2

Does your municipality have contracts in place for solid waste services, include trash, recycling, and perhaps even composting?  Would you like to understand the purpose and benefit of establishing such contracts and learn best practices for negotiating contract terms?  Does your municipality have contracts in place for solid waste services, include trash, recycling, and perhaps even composting?  Would you like to understand the purpose and benefit of establishing such contracts and learn best practices for negotiating contract terms?  

BMPs for Negotiating Municipal Contracts for Waste, Recycling & Composting Part 1

Does your municipality have contracts in place for solid waste services, include trash, recycling, and perhaps even composting? Would you like to understand the purpose and benefit of establishing such contracts and learn best practices for negotiating contract terms?

Let's Talk Trash - Solid Waste Challenges Facing Municipalities

Nearly 100 New Hampshire House representatives and members of the public attended this continuing education event with more watching via live stream.  Reagan Bissonnette, NRRA Executive Director, spoke about the current recycling markets and whether recycling is still worthwhile in New Hampshire.  Below is the agenda for the full event, including the times each section was addressed in the video recording.  

  1. Introduction

    Rep. Karen Ebel, Deputy Speaker of the House

Is Recycling Still Worthwhile In New Hampshire?

Join Reagan Bissonnette, Executive Director of the Northeast Resource Recovery Association-the nation's oldest recycling cooperative-for an informative discussion about the economics of the current recycling markets. Reagan will cover the basics of what has happened and what the future portends for recycling, composting, and trash.
If you have input into or manage any part of a municipal budget-including town administrators, planners, selectboard members, and clerks-this session will prove valuable for you.

Town & Gown

Town & Gown – A Recycling Cooperative demonstrates how towns and schools can partner to save on recycling and waste disposal by pooling resources, creating revenue and training the next green generation. (0.75 hour/credit)

Indoor Air Quality & Green Cleaning

School building occupants are at risk of exposure to many indoor air quality hazards such as cleaning chemicals, varnishes, maintenance issues, improper storage of art/science/voc tech chemicals. This workshop explores such risks and how green cleaning practices can significantly improve school health. (1.25 hours/credit)

Star of Sustainability

Star Assessments are NRRA’s proprietary school recycling inventory and review. Developed for NRRA by Heather Greenwood, in collaboration with Antioch University New England, the Star Assessment provides a comprehensive quantitative and qualitative report on a school’s recycling and waste reduction efforts in five key areas. The report provides clear, unbiased suggestions and areas for improvement as well as a base-line data for future examination of your schools recycling program.

T.O.L.D. – Trash On the Lawn Day

A thought-provoking service-learning project that assesses a school’s waste management issues and opportunities for improvement, while fostering student leadership. Under The NRRA School Recycling CLUB’s guidance, student leaders organize a waste sort of an entire day’s worth of trash. This tool for positive change examines waste management practices, purchasing policies, hauling agreements and diversion opportunities. A T.O.L.D. consists of envisioning and audit planning, the audit, and presentation of the results and action plan.

Garbage Guerrillas

A workshop version of our very popular Trash On the Lawn Day (T.O.L.D.) Rather than sorting all the waste from a day, participants collect small working samples of waste, which are audited and analyzed. (0.5 hour/credit)

Back to the Earth

Yard trimmings and food residuals together constitute 27 percent of the US municipal solid waste stream. That’s a lot of waste to send to landfills when it could become useful and environmentally beneficial compost instead! Composting offers obvious resource management benefits and creates a useful product from organic waste that would otherwise have been landfilled. This workshop, available for all age groups, explains how composting works and how to make it work. (0.75 hour/credit)

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