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Boat Wrap Recycling

NRRA managed a boat wrap recycling program from 2006 to 2018. In that time, wrap from over 25,000 boats was shipped to sites in NH or MA for processing and exported for recycling. Due to the high costs of transportation and declining overseas market, this program was no longer viable.

In the Spring and Fall of each year, NRRA gets many inquiries from residents as to what to do with their boat wrap.

Currently, NRRA does not have recycling solutions to offer other than encouraging boat owners to:

NRRA Recycle Right & Environmental Impact

The following presentation was given at NRRA's 2022 Recycling Conference & Expo.

Reagan Bissonnette, NRRA Executive Director, gave an introduction to NRRA, an explanation of NRRA's four-month social Recycle Right campaign, and the collective environmental impact from the materials NRRA members recycled through NRRA in 2021. 

 

Landfill 101: An Introduction to Burying Trash

The following presentation was given at NRRA's 2022 Recycling Conference & Expo. 

This session will show attendees some of the techniques used at landfills to manage waste, deal with birds, address windblown litter, put out fires, reduce odors and work with customers. Today's landfill is not the same one you visited with your grandfather back in the day.

  • Landfill 101- Marc Morgan, Solid Waste Manager, City of Lebanon, NH
  • Moderator- John Halstead, NRRA Trustee

 

Parlez Vous Recycling? Facing Language Barriers to Recycling

The following presentation was given at NRRA's 2022 Recycling Conference & Expo.

Maine’s demographics are changing with more new Americans calling our state home every day. Solid waste and recycling reflect our society, from the contents of our bins to challenges from language barriers.

  • Michelle Radley, Business Development Representative, ecomaine, Portland, ME
  • Moderator - Marilyn Weir, Finance Assistant, NRRA, Epsom, NH

How to Start a Non-Ferrous Metal Program

The following presentation was given at NRRA's 2022 Recycling Conference & Expo.

Brush up on the steps to begin a non-ferrous metal recycling program.  Collect aluminum, copper, brass, zinc and add revenue for your facility with not that much effort.

  • Eds Harding- VP of Operations, Harding Metals,  Northwood, NH

  • Roland Girard- Volunteer, Candia Recycling Center, Candia, NH

  • Moderator- Brian Bartram, NRRA Trustee Secretary

Glass Recycling and Pozzolans

The following presentation was given at NRRA's 2022 Recycling Conference & Expo.

Learn about the positive market value of glass, the infrastructure in the region and the opportunities for collaboration for positive change to a more sustainable packaging commodity. Hear about real experience using Processed Glass Aggregate in various public works applications. Understand what ground glass pozzolans (GGPs) are and how they reduce the volume of post-consumer waste glass going to the nation’s overburdened landfills. 

Keynote Panel

The following presentation was given at NRRA's 2022 Recycling Conference & Expo.  After the keynote panel presentations, which were not recorded, attendees were invited to a Keynote Question & Answer workshop, which was recorded. 

Federal Funding Programs for Recycling Operations

The following presentation was given at NRRA's 2022 Recycling Conference & Expo.

  • EPA Federal Funding - Christine Beling,  Project Engineer, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Boston, MA

  • EPA Grant Project - Christopher Ratcliffe, Co-Director, RI Schools Recycling Club

  • EPA Grant Project - Krishana Abrahim-Petrie, Project StaffNortheast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA)

Composting in VT and NH: Exemplar and Regulatory Updates

The following presentation was given at NRRA's 2022 Recycling Conference & Expo.

Hear how the food scrap composting facility at the Windham Solid Waste Management District (WSWMD) has grown over its 10 years of operation, and the challenge WSWMD faces to obtain funding to meet Vermont permit requirements for a larger capacity facility. Also get the latest update to New Hampshire’s composting facility rules, which were developed to provide greater clarity and allow all composting facilities to manage meat & dairy food scraps.

Solar Panel Recycling and a Circular Economy

The following presentation was given at NRRA's 2022 Recycling Conference & Expo.

This session will focus on the world of universal waste and electronics recycling and how solutions are being developed to meet society’s emerging recycling needs as millions of electronics reach their end-of-life. Solar panels have been around since the 1970s, and we will show three exemplars of solar panel recycling.

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