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?

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)

Waste = Global Climate Change

This workshop connects waste and global climate change and is followed by a Q&A session. Depending on time, a group break-out session explores and evaluates the school using a waste-focused “School Sustainability Scorecard.” Teams reassemble to report their findings and to reflect on environmental practices and policies the school already has and those they might consider adopting. (0.5 hour/credit)

Healthy Home, Clean Waters

Participants investigate household toxins, primarily cleaning chemicals. They learn how to identify toxic products, why it matters to human health and the environment, how to safely dispose of toxics and how to make or find safer alternatives in the market place. Appropriate for all ages, hands-on activities vary according to group. All participants receive recipe books for making non-toxic products from common, inexpensive items. (1 hour/credit)

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