Recycling

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.

Baling Plastics Without Cardboard Headers

Join NRRA's member, Josh Whipple, Manager of the Swanzey Recycling Center, as he demonstrates baling plastic recycling without cardboard headers during a Members Operations Marketing meeting. Some plastic vendors no longer accept cardboard headers on plastic bales. The automated debaling process is not able to handle cutting off the cardboard for safety reasons, and it slows down the processing of the plastic when it comes off the truck.

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