Ongoing resident education is an important part of any municipal recycling program.
Recycling pamphlets that can be either handed out to patrons at your transfer station or recycling center or mailed to community residents are an effective tool for resident education. They can help educate new or short-term residents on the community's recycling program and act as a good reminder for long-term
The Recycle Right campaign is a valuable and free educational service NRRA is providing to all member communities, but is especially designed for small source-separated New Hampshire towns. While other Recycle Right campaigns do exist, they focus primarily on single-stream recycling that is typically found in larger towns and cities in New Hampshire. Source separated recycling has some unique aspects that our Recycle Right campaign will address.
In the spring of 2022, teams of experienced solid waste operator mentors and NRRA staff launched Solid Waste Advisory Teams to provide free, hands-on technical assistance and solid waste facility evaluations for qualified New Hampshire communities. Towns participating in the SWAT Program received short and long-term recommendations to improve their solid waste planning and management.
The following presentation was given at NRRA's 2022 Recycling Conference & Expo.
Have you ever wished you could ask all of your recycling questions to a panel of experts? Now is your chance! We will answer questions such as - what do those chasing arrows mean? Do egg cartons get recycled with paper or cardboard? Is recycling even worth it? This Ask Me Anything panel will answer ALL your pressing questions - from basic to expert - about recycling in New England.
Our first Ask Me Anything: Recycling Edition event was a hit! Tune in as our panel of recycling experts answer audience-submitted questions about recycling. From the basics (What is recycling contamination?), to the nitty-gritty (Can mayonnaise jars be recycled? Where do egg cartons go?).