What's Next? NRRA Recycling Conference Agenda

The recycling nonprofit Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) will be holding its annual Recycling Conference & Expo on Monday, May 16 and Tuesday, May 17. Registration closed May 10, 2022.

 Meet the Speakers  Workshop Details  Agenda - At a Glance

 

MONDAY, MAY 16, 2022

7:30 AM - Registration

8:00 AM - Breakfast with Exhibitors

9:00 AM

Workshop A - Landfill 101: An Introduction to Burying Trash

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

Workshop B - Solar Panel Recycling and a Circular Economy

  • Ray Zielke, VP, Sales & Marketing, Universal Recycling Technology LLC., Dover, NH
  • Robin Ingenthron, President, Good Point Recycling, Middlebury, VT
  • Moderator - Mark Richardson, NRRA Board Trustee/Treasurer

10:00 AM - Coffee with Exhibitors

11:00 AM

Workshop A - Affecting Recycling and Reuse Change in Your Town

  • Cindy Heath, Convener, NH Network Plastics Workgroup, Cornish Flat, NH
  • Erin Victor, University of Maine, Bangor, ME, former MADEP
  • Moderator- Ken Filpula, Transfer Station Supervisor, Moultonborough, NH

Workshop B - Solid Waste Facility Operator Roundtable

  • Co-Moderator - Josh Whipple, Recycling Center Manager, Swanzey, NH
  • Co-Moderator - Heather Herring, Member Services Representative, NRRA, Epsom, NH

12:00 PM - Lunch & Keynote Panel

  • Keefe Harrison, CEO and Founder, The Recycling Partnership, Falls Church, VA
  • Kevin Roche, CEO, ecomaine, Portland, ME
  • Peter Blair, Staff Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation, Portland, ME
  • Moderator - Reagan Bissonnette, Executive Director, NRRA, Epsom, NH

 1:30 PM

Workshop A - Keynote Question and Answer Workshop

  • Keefe Harrison, CEO and Founder, The Recycling Partnership, Falls Church, VA
  • Kevin Roche, CEO, ecomaine, Portland, ME
  • Peter Blair, Staff Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation, Portland, ME
  • Moderator - Reagan Bissonnette, Executive Director, NRRA, Epsom, NH

Workshop B - Challenges and Successes of Converting to Source Separation From Single Stream Recycling

  • Meghan Theriault, Director of Public Works, Gilford, NH
  • Edward Walsh, Transfer Station Manager, Rollinsford, NH 
  • Moderator, Ben Hoy, NRRA Trustee

2:30 PM - Dessert with Exhibitors

3:30 PM

Workshop A - Recycle Right & Ask Me Anything

  • Moderator - Andrea  Folsom, Communications Coordinator, NRRA, Epsom, NH
  • Reagan Bissonnette, Executive Director, NRRA, Epsom, NH
  • Bonnie Bethune, Senior Member Services Representative, NRRA, Epsom, NH
  • Brian Patnoe, Solid Waste Manager, Town of Lancaster, NH

Workshop B - Glass Recycling and Pozzolans

  • Scott DeFife, President, Glass Packaging Institute (GPI), Arlington, VA
  • Scott Kinmond, Public Works Director of Alton, NH
  • Patrick Grasso, Partner, Urban Mining Industries, New Rochelle, NY

 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Monday Night Reception

TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2022

7:30 AM - Registration

8:00 AM - Breakfast with Exhibitors

9:00 AM

Workshop A  - Composting in VT and NH: Exemplar and Regulatory Updates

  • Vermont - Bob Spencer, Executive Director, Windham Solid Waste Management District, Brattleboro, VT
  • New Hampshire - Mike Nork, Supervisor of Materials Management, Education and Planning,  NHDES
  • Moderator- Roger Guzowski, NRRA Trustee

Workshop B - Solid Waste Facility Operator Roundtable 2

  • Co-Moderator - Bonnie Bethune, Senior Member Services Representative, NRRA, Epsom, NH
  • Co-Moderator - Joanie Cudworth, NRRA Board President, Hollis, NH Director of Public Works

10:00 AM - Coffee with Exhibitors

11:00 AM - Basket Raffle and Silent Auction Closes

Workshop A - Federal Funding Programs for Recycling Operations

  • 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 Staff, Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA)
  • USDA Federal Funding - Jon-Michael Muise,  Area Director, USDA Rural Development
  • Moderator - Brian Patnoe, NRRA Trustee

Workshop B - How to Start a Non-Ferrous Metal Program

  • Eds Harding, VP of Operations, Harding Metals,  Northwood, NH
  • Roland Girard, Volunteer, Candia Recycling Center, Candia, NH
  • Moderator- Brian Bartram, NRRA Trustee Secretary

12:00 PM - Lunch

1:15 PM - Dessert with Exhibitors

2:00 PM

Workshop A - Parlez Vous Recycling? Facing Language Barriers to Recycling

  • Michelle Radley, Business Development Representative, ecomaine

2:00 PM - Field Trip (2:30 to 4:00 PM at Facility)

  • Manchester Residential Drop Off Facility, Manchester, NH
  • Moderator - Heather Herring, Member Services Representative, NRRA, Epsom, NH
  • Moderator - Chaz Newton, Solid Waste & Environmental Programs Manager, Manchester, NH

3:00 PM - Last Visit to Exhibit Hall

4:00 PM - Conference Ends