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.
USDA Grant Area Director, Jon-Michael Muise spoke at NRRA's January MOM meeting. We have provided a recording of that presentation and accompanying slides here. This program provides loans and grant opportunities for municipal equipment, containers or building funds as part of the Community Facility Loan and Grant Program.
Markets require that recyclables be kept dry in order to assure the lowest cost or highest revenue for loose aluminum cans, cardboard, commingled containers, glass, mixed paper and steel cans. Many communities have purchased the covers described below to keep their recyclables dry (free of rain and snow, as well as the added benefit of keeping material from blowing around your facility).