Recycling

How Long Does COVID-19 Stay in the Air and on Surfaces?

According to the CDC’s website: “It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.”

NRRA COVID-19 Facility Impact Report

The Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) has created an NRRA Facility Impact Report that provides examples of how NRRA Members are changing their facility operations in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The report categorizes facility changes into one of four categories: (1) safety precautions and public education; (2) temporarily not accepting certain recyclables; (3) temporarily stopping recycling; and (4) facility closure.   We updated it regularly through early July 2020. 

The State of Recycling Markets in New Hampshire

The March/April 2020 issue of the New Hampshire Municipal Association's Town and City magazine featured a cover story by NRRA Executive Director, Reagan Bissonnette.  This article explains in detail the state of recycling markets in New Hampshire.  

How Does NRRA’s Glass Recycling Vendor Process Glass?

The food grade glass jars and bottles that NRRA's member collect and send to 2M Ressources in Canada are cleaned, crushed, and brought back to the United States to be made into fiberglass insulation.  Watch the video to learn more!

PGA - Crushing Glass in New London, NH

Glass crushing equipment in action at the New London, NH facility.

What is Processed Glass Aggregate?

It's hard to imagine, but glass is made from sand, a high quality sand, called silica. It's mind, cleaned, melted and then molded, into any number of products. From one of a kind works of art to everyday products, such as bottles. In our throwaway society, many of the glass bottles we use are discarded after just one use, less material and not chemically harmful to the environment. It's nevertheless an inefficient use of resources to put energy and materials into making bottles or use just one time. Glass recycling programs turn bottles back into bottles, are popula

NRRA Glass Host Site in Dennis, MA

The Town of Dennis, MA is a member of NRRA and a host site for one of NRRA's host sites for processed glass aggregate (PGA).  This video explains how this PGA site was established, how the glass is crushed into aggregate, and how the material can be used in local road and infrastructure projects.  

NRRA’s HB617 Testimony regarding Glass Recycling & PGA

Recycling and Solid Waste Study Committee (HB 617)
October 10, 2019 Meeting
Glass Recycling & Processed Glass Aggregate
Prepared by the Northeast Resource Recovery Association
Remarks by Reagan Bissonnette, Executive Director

PGA Specifications and Approved Uses by State in New England

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? 

This document summarizes the gradation and contamination requirements, as well as the approves uses, for processed glass aggregate for the environmental protection agency and the transportation agency for each of the New England states. 

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