BMPs for Negotiating Municipal Contracts for Waste, Recycling & Composting Part 1

NHDES Credits:  1.25

Does your municipality have contracts in place for solid waste services, include trash, recycling, and perhaps even composting? Would you like to understand the purpose and benefit of establishing such contracts and learn best practices for negotiating contract terms?

BMPs for Managing eWaste at NH Transfer Stations

 Tara Albert, the SWOT Coordinator at New Hampshire's Department of Environmental Services, discussed electronic waste management at solid waste transfer stations in NH in this recorded webinar. Listen to the state’s definition of electronic waste and how it differs from that of their vendor; and how that definition determines compliance with the law. She reviewed best management practices on making ewaste collection work at your facility; how to market the items that your facility collects regularly; and tips on choosing the right vendor and why.

Let's Talk Trash - Solid Waste Challenges Facing Municipalities

Nearly 100 New Hampshire House representatives and members of the public attended this continuing education event with more watching via live stream.  Reagan Bissonnette, NRRA Executive Director, spoke about the current recycling markets and whether recycling is still worthwhile in New Hampshire.  Below is the agenda for the full event, including the times each section was addressed in the video recording.  

  1. Introduction

    Rep. Karen Ebel, Deputy Speaker of the House

SHIP (Supporting Home Instruction Programs) Packet #9-Reusing & Repackaging

The last NRRA SHIP brings us to Sesame Street where we join Murray and Ovejita at the recycling center to learn about  what happens to plastic after it gets recycled (K-3). Students continue to explore how they can reduce waste by making the perfect compost recipe and how earthworms convert garbage into compost (4-6).

SHIP (Supporting Home Instruction Program) Packet #8-Sorting Recyclables & Composting

As NRRA's SHIP embarks on its eighth week, the cargo bay is busting out with trash bags even though we have been reducing and recycling our waste as much as possible during this journey. The food waste is astronomical! Can we load it into a space ship and shoot it into the universe rather than dump it into the sea? NRRA's Chef Suzette says, "No!" and tells us about her friend's ( alternative - composting in a bag (K-3):

SHIP (Supporting Home Instruction Program) Packet #7-Protecting Groundwater

The seventh voyage of NRRA's SHIP reveals how hazardous substances in household products can enter the environment if they are improperly used or disposed. Students begin the journey by tracing the way household hazardous waste enters the environment, recognizing how their homes are connected to the environment (K-3).

SHIP (Supporting Home Instruction Program) Packet #5-Warning Words & Labels

NRRA's SHIP continues navigating the polluted waters spawned from improper disposal of household hazardous waste. We start with learning the signal words (caution, warning, danger) (4-6) and/or visual symbols (7-8) that indicate the presence of hazardous substances in consumer products. Demonstration, singing, safety sign bingo (K-3), toilet paper roll kaleidoscopes (4-6) and discussions all help us identify products that contain hazardous substances. Certain information must appear on hazardous product labels.