Recycling

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.

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.  

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.

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? 

Recycling Bin Vendors

Recycling Bin Vendors 

If your organization is looking to order recycling bins, check out some of the resources provided below.   

 

Transfer Station Operator Classroom Presentation Outline

This document is a presentation outline for Transfer Station Operators to use when hosting a school group tour.

Recycling, Solid Waste and Composting in NH – Current Issues & Trends

Reagan Bissonnette, Executive Director of NRRA, joined a Nashua Regional Planning Commission meeting to present about current issues and trends with recycling, solid waste, and composting in New Hampshire.  The Nashua Regional Planning Commission's work is conducted primarily for the benefit of its 13 member municipalities that span the Souhegan Valley, Greater Nashua and Hudson/Pelham area in Southern New Hampshire.  NRRA members and members of the public in NRPC's service area were invited to attend this event.

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 will share 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?

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