Act 148 – VT’s Universal Recycling Law: What Do I Need to Know?

Sometimes working in the solid waste field feels like being wrapped in “invisible” red tape. Unseen rules and regulations from many different agencies are lurking in every corner of your facility. Yet knowing what they are, who enforces them, and who can help you comply is far from easy. NRRA’s Act 148 discusses regulatory issues that apply to solid waste facilities in VT and provides resources to help understand it all. (1 Hour/Credit)

China Sword: Current Market Trends in Recycling

Recycling markets are volatile. Revenue fluctuations dictate the materials collected and can create havoc or triumph for community recycling programs. Contract negotiations, shared agreements, broadened markets and local manufacturing can moderate the instability, but it is not an easy or predictable journey. Trends in each industry (paper/paperboard, glass, steel, aluminum, or plastics), the demand for manufactured goods, and global economic cycles are always shifting. NRRA’s China Sword provides current national and regional recycling market scenarios. (0.75 hour/credits)

School Club Menu of Programs

The NRRA School Recycling Club builds community action by directing students, teachers, schools and communities to a clear understanding of pertinent solid and hazardous waste issues and supporting sustainable waste reduction programs.

Teaching Toxics - Creating Solutions to Household Pollution

Teaching Toxics: Creating Solutions to Household Pollution provides teachers with a relevant curriculum complete with a wide range of lessons and activities that offer students concepts, knowledge, and understanding of environmental problems and possible solutions. The activities within the curriculum present a variety of real life tasks and hands-on experiences for students to experience and understand, all related to the main concepts, which are: What is household hazardous waste? What are the routes of household hazardous waste?

3R's of the Common Core - A Teacher's Resource Guide to Solid Waste & Recycling

NRRA’s School Recycling Club is pleased to offer our school curriculum 3R’s of the Common Core: A Teacher’s Resource Guide to Solid Waste and Recycling .

Things That Go BOOM! And Other Regulated Waste

Even if a facility does not accept regulated waste for disposal, having a working knowledge of the types of regulated wastes, what hazards they present, and the disposal options available for each of them will help operators do their jobs more effectively. Often residents will approach an operator to ask about disposal options. Unfortunately, materials get surreptitiously dropped at the transfer station, and then the operator has to handle them. NRRA’s Things That Go Boom includes general information regarding several common regulated wastes and the best practices to manage these wastes.

Operator Smack Down! (A Safety and Public Relations Training for Waste Facility Operators)

All employees have the right to a workplace free from safety and health hazards. Focusing on how to reduce future costs will avoid liabilities many fold when decision makers who spend time planning are dedicated to properly fitting a facility and supporting a “safety-first” etiquette that prevents injury. NRRA’s Operator Smack Down contains strategies for incorporating safety into facility management, self-inspection guidelines, and recordkeeping policies, including lists of common safety lapses, a table of common hazards, and discussion of hazards by category.