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Processed Glass Aggregate Specifications and Approved Uses by State - 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. 

Transfer Station Operator Presentation Outline

This document is a presentation outline for Transfer Station Operators to use when hosting a school group tour.

Processed Glass Aggregate Survey Report

The Northeast Resource Recovery Association is publishing a report summarizing examples of processed glass aggregate (PGA) use throughout the Northeast.  In June of 2020, NRRA launched a survey to collect examples of PGA use.  The survey garnered a total of 18 participants from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Vermont. Among the survey respondents, most indicated they used PGA for municipal projects with few having used it in private projects. There were no examples of PGA use in a state project.

Overview of Composting Laws and Regulations in New Hampshire

This two-page document summarizes composting laws and regulations in New Hampshire.  This document was developed as a resource for the September 20, 2019 Food Waste Diversion webinar that NRRA co-presented. 

COVID-19 Resources for Vermont Communities

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. For answers to questions and requests about Solid Waste Implementation Plan (SWIP)
requirements due to COVID-19 and the Vermont State of Emergency:

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources COVID-19 Solid Waste Implementation Plan Guidance

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Dept of Environmental Conservation COVID-19 Solid Waste Guidance for Facilities Managers and the General Public:

COVID-19 Resources for New Hampshire Communities

In an effort to keep up-to-date with evolving guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, NHDES’ Solid Waste Management Bureau (SWMB) has updated its list of resources relevant to the management of solid waste during the pandemic. The document now includes recently-released guidance from the CDC specific to the waste management and recycling industry, as well as other resources from national and regional organizations. 

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.  

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