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2011 Annual Report Since 1981 & First in the Nation Partnering to make recycling strong through economic and environmen...

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2011 Annual Report

Since 1981 & First in the Nation Partnering to make recycling strong through economic and environmentally sound solutions Members Helping Members

Our History

From Your

BOARD OF TRUSTEES PRESIDENT

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ver 30 years ago, four New Hampshire municipalities joined forces to form the first-in-the-nation municipal recycling cooperative. The goals of NRRA were to pool recyclable commodities in order to maximize pricing, provide educational and networking opportunities to members and to help communities stay on the cutting edge of the latest recycling trends. Having far surpassed those goals, NRRA now serves more than 440 municipal and business members throughout greater New England. Unlike traditional brokers, NRRA does not charge a costly brokerage fee to members to market their recyclables but rather a minimum NRRA fee is collected to reinvest into recycling and solid waste services for members!

was rereading what I wrote last year and realized that this past year was a variation on a theme. This organization continues to be a leader in providing solid waste and recycling services to its membership. In 2011, the NRRA received two grants. One grant is to provide outreach to schools and another is to provide E-Waste recycling to the entire State of Vermont. Neither of these large projects impacted existing services to members. They only augmented the already stellar customer services provided. I have been involved with this organization for about 10 years now. I have been on the Board for the past four years. A few months ago, I told that Board that due to some family health concerns, I would have to step down as President. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the NRRA and its Board. All of these people are dedicated to reducing our impact on the environment and doing it in a way that makes sense financially, socially, environmentally and philosophically. It has been an honor to work with all those associated with the NRRA. I have made some wonderful friends and learned a great deal. My parting bit of advice to any member sitting on the sidelines wondering what they can do……. Get involved. This is your organization. Thank you and God bless.

Marc Morgan, President

Highlights The Annual Compost Bin Sale was held in celebration of Earth Day 2011 to support nature’s way of recycling! Over 60 organizations in 5 states participated in the sale this year with 948 compost bins being sold! Each bin diverts approximately 500 pounds of organic matter from household waste per year, diverting it from collection, the landfill or incinerator. This year’s sale will help divert a total of over 474,000 pounds of waste, which is the equivalent of 20 garbage trucks full of waste! Also sold this year were 482 kitchen pails, and 431 Systern rain barrels, which help households conserve municipal water supplies and lower their water/sewer bills. Plan to participate in the Earth Day 2012 campaign!

The 30th Annual Conference and Expo This year, NRRA celebrated its 30th annual conference attracting 540 attendees. As part of this historic event, NRRA also inducted 13 people into its “Hall of Fame” which was created to recognize those who have given ten or more years of hard work and

FROM ANOTHER GREAT YEAR!

guidance thereby contributing to the overall success of NRRA. As always, the conference featured many cutting edge workshops as well as the second annual school recycling conference. NRRA thanks the attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors and sponsors for their continued support of this important educational event.

Thank You Again to our 2011 Conference Sponsors! PLATINUM SPONSORS Empire Recycling New Hampshire the Beautiful, Inc. GOLD SPONSORS Bestway Disposal Services ERRCO/ LL&S SILVER SPONSORS Alexander Industrial Technologies, Inc. Allied Waste Services BDS Waste Disposal, Inc. Call2Recycle (RBRC)

Carton Council Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Clean Venture, Inc. Concord Regional Co-op EQ - The Environmental Quality Company Evermore Recycling Forest Fibers, Inc. Good Point Recycling Interstate Refrigerant Recovery, Inc. J.P. Routhier & Sons, Inc. Laconia Savings Bank Maguire Equipment N H Kelman Inc. New England Baling Wire Norseman  Environmental Products, An ORBIS Company Office Paper Recovery Systems, Inc. Resource Recycling Magazine RMG Enterprise, Inc. Schnitzer Northeast Triple M Metal LP Universal Recycling Technologies, LLC UNTHA America Veolia Environmental Services Waste Management

From Your

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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ast year the annual report showed an organization rising from a total market collapse that severely challenged the entire recycling industry. Thanks to the stalwart support of you, the membership, and the outstanding work of the dedicated team here at NRRA, FY 2010 showed tremendous progress. FY 2011 continued that progress, and NRRA increased the amount of single stream material moved and continued to supply competitive quotes for MSW, C&D, and all recyclable materials. While completing both EPA and USDA Grants to encourage life long recyclers in schools and to improve cooperation between schools and transfer facilities, NRRA also continued to enhance its existing material movement on a day-to-day basis. In recognition of that effort, EPA Region 1 presented NRRA with an Environmental Merit Award in May, and NRRA also received a USDA grant for an HHW study. The credit for these awards goes to the staff and to you, the members, for the trust you have placed in this organization for technical assistance and daily material movement over its 30 year history. That history was featured at the 30th Anniversary Conference held in June where inductees to the NRRA Hall of Fame were credited for all their hard work and guidance. Attendance continued to improve, and the Second Annual School Recycling Conference was a hit again thanks to the generous support of NH the Beautiful. The ink was barely dry on the conference evaluation forms, and NRRA was awarded the contract for administration of the new E-Waste collection program for the entire State of Vermont. 2012 will certainly be full of challenges; but I am absolutely certain that with your outstanding support, the active oversight of your Board of Trustees, and the ongoing dedication of the NRRA Staff, the members will continue to receive the invaluable service of this great “one stop shop” for all recyclable materials. Thank you all for the opportunity to help you better protect our environment.

Mike Durfor, Executive Director

Highlights

FROM ANOTHER GREAT YEAR!

[below] Jan Carter was awarded the Sami Izzo Recycler of the Year for her commitment to recycling.

[above] During this year’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, NRRA recognized those who have played a key role in the organization’s success.

NRRA Officers Marc Morgan, President James Tessier, Vice President Charles Kelley, Secretary Roger Rice, Treasurer

NRRA Trustees John M. Halstead, PhD Roger Guzowski David Hartman John Hurd David A. Krisch Gordon Martin George Murray Mary O’Brien Dennis Patnoe Patrick Pinkson-Burke Sarah Silk Duncan P. Watson Robert Wolf

NRRA Staff Mike Durfor Executive Director Jan Carter (retired) Administrative Manager Paula Dow Administrative Manager Kelly Pearson School Recycling CLUB Coordinator/ Graphic Designer Kristine Stanley Clerical Assistant Mary Jane (MJ) Poch Volunteer FINANCE Colleen Conway Finance Manager Beverly Pfeifer Accounts Manager Linda Garland Finance Assistant MEMBER SERVICES Bonnie Bethune Member Services/ Operations Manager Adam Clark Member Services/Operations Marilyn Weir Member Services/Operations

Your

TREASURER’S REPORT

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s Treasurer it is my job to comment each year on the fiscal health of our organization. I am pleased to report that over the last three years NRRA has gone from having to take funds from reserves each year to a second consecutive year with a surplus.

The main contribution to this move in the right direction was the guidance of the Board of Trustees and the excellent work of the entire staff in Epsom. They have collectively managed to increase tonnage and transactions for members each of the last three years and have been successful in attracting additional revenue in the form of grants and contracts that brings additional funding for the all important work of your NRRA. The Board of Trustees will most likely contribute some of this year’s surplus to the building capital reserve account to help with repairs to the furnaces, start an endowment or “Rainy Day” fund for those years when Grants are not funded, or to help reduce future mortgage payments on the facility. I commend each and every member of the NRRA staff for their constant vigilance to use all revenues as frugally as possible and still continue to deliver the high level of service to all of our members. I also have to thank all of you, the members, for your commitment to believe in the good work being done for your facilities by NRRA. And last, I need to acknowledge that Mike Durfor has done an incredible job in the last three years getting us from “where we were to where we are”.

Roger Rice, Treasurer

NRRA’s Cooperative Partners

Resource Recycling Magazine

Maine Resource Recovery Association

Members Helping Members

REVENUES Carryover Funds from Prior FY

$0

0%

Membership

$67,591

6.9%

Conference

$126,743

12.9%

Consulting/Contracts

$26,816

2.7%

Compost Bin Sale

$72,885

7.4%

Rural Development Grant

$69,229

7.1%

Co-op Marketing Fees

$475,468

48.5%

Interest Income

$970

0.1%

Fundraising/Donations

$7,826

0.8%

Lease Income

$35,754

3.6%

Technical Assistance/CLUB Grants $96,461

9.8%

Prior Year Grant Funds Carryover

$0

0%

Total Income

$979,743

100.0%

OPERATING EXPENSES Salaries/Fringe*

$591,743

66.2%

Consulting Services

$3,179

0.4%

Mortgage/Utilities

$54,735

6.1%

Printing/Copying/Postage

$15,286

1.7%

Accounting/Legal

$21,744

2.4%

Supplies

$9,405

1.1%

Publications/Dues/Fees/FR

$1,557

0.2%

Depreciation

$22,475

2.5%

Fundraising (Direct Expenses)

$4,307

0.5%

Travel/Meetings

$4,816

0.5%

Conference

$66,163

7.4%

Office Equipment (Expense)

$16,320

1.8%

Insurance

$6,556

0.7%

Miscellaneous

$218

0%

Compost Bin Sale (Direct Expenses)

$57,828

6.5%

Bldg./Grounds/Equip. Maintenance

$11,125

1.2%

Property Taxes

$6,345

.7%

Prior Year Grant Funds Carryover

$0

0%

Total Operating Expenses

$893,802

100%

Net Surplus (loss)

$85,941

Please note: These are preaudited figures. *Indirect program costs are included in Salaries/Fringe.

Your

MEMBERS/OPERATIONS MARKETING COMMITTEE REPORT

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his has been a year of interesting challenges for all our members and it was a big job to step in after our previous Chairman, Adam Tasker of Wolfeboro, had done such a great job. In addition to our usual roundtable discussions covering everything from markets to materials processing, we also had three of our meetings certified for NHDES Continuing Ed Credits, beginning with a special Consolidation Outreach Workshop in January, a Plastics Workshop in April with over 70 attendees, and the recent facility tours this October for over 90. As we look to the future we intend to try and address special MOM topics, and as with all things NRRA, the success will rely upon the input of you, the members. Please let us know what you would like to see, and we will do our best to incorporate your ideas into one of the monthly “MOM” meetings.

Roger Rice, Chairperson

NRRA

RECEIVES EPA MERIT AWARD

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everal members of the NRRA Staff and Board of Trustees proudly attended the ceremony in Boston this year to accept this prestigious award ON OUR MEMBERS’ BEHALF. Here is what the EPA had to say about us: “ Small, rural communities face the same requirements for managing solid wastes as larger ones but have fewer resources to cope with requirements or to stay up to date on technological developments. The Northeast Resource Recovery Association was created in 1981 as a recycling cooperative so towns could share knowledge and benefit from the power of group sales. Last year, the Association sold more than 73,000 tons of recyclables, while sharing information through e-letters, monthly meetings and an annual conference. It now handles more than 30 recyclable commodities for communities in New Hampshire and across New England. This organization is a one-stop shop for municipal recycling center operators. As a result of the Northeast Resource Recovery Association, less waste goes to landfills, saving small communities money, less pollution from waste is discharged into groundwater, the market for recyclable products gets greater support and community members are trained to be leaders in the cause of waste reduction.”

29,257 Tons

NRRA 13,039 Tons

Other Marketed Recyclables

Asphalt Shingles Batteries Cell Phones Fluorescent Bulbs/ Ballasts Freon Marine Shrink Wrap Mercury Added Products Propane Tanks Rechargeable Batteries Vegetable Oil

Marketing Tonnages 10/1/10 through 9/30/11

9,318 Tons 6,613 Tons

6,026 Tons 2,246 Tons

Fibers

Mixed Glass

Scrap Metal

Construction & Demolition

Single Stream

2,072 Tons

1,554 Tons

ComElec- Plastics mingled tronics

1,442 Tons

Tin & Cans

1,142 Tons

MSW

938 Tons Tires

In Fiscal Year 2010/2011 NRRA assisted its Members in recycling over 73,648 Tons!

Members Helping Members

SOLID WASTE DISTRICTS

Androscoggin Valley RRDD BCEP Solid Waste District Chittenden Solid Waste District Coos County Recycling Greater Upper Valley SWMD - VT Hopkinton-Webster SWD Londonderry Solid Waste Group-VT Mad River Resource Management Alliance -VT NE Kingdom WMD Pemi-Baker Solid Waste District S. Windsor/Windham Counties Salisbury, CT Transfer Station Souhegan Regional Landfill District Wilton SWD Windham S W Management District

MUNICIPALITIES CITIES

City of Berlin, NH City of Claremont, NH City of Dover, NH City of Franklin, NH City of Keene, NH City of Lebanon, NH City of Manchester, NH City of Nashua, NH City of Portsmouth, NH

TOWNS

Town of Acworth, NH Town of Alexandria, NH Town of Allenstown, NH Town of Alstead, NH Town of Alton, NH Town of Amherst, NH Town of Andover, NH Town of Andover, VT Town of Antrim, NH Town of Ashby, MA Town of Ashland, NH Town of Athens, VT Town of Atkinson, NH Town of Averill, VT Town of Baltimore, VT Town of Barnet, VT Town of Barnstead, NH Town of Bartlett, NH Town of Bedford, NH Town of Belmont, NH Town of Bennington, NH Town of Bethlehem, NH Town of Bloomfield, VT Town of Boscawen, NH Town of Bow, NH Town of Bradford, NH Town of Brattleboro, VT Town of Brentwood, NH Town of Bridgewater, NH Town of Bridgewater, VT Town of Brighton, VT Town of Bristol, NH Town of Brookline, NH Town of Brookline, VT Town of Brunswick, VT Town of Burke, VT Town of Campton, NH Town of Canaan, NH Town of Canaan, VT Town of Candia, NH Town of Canterbury, NH Town of Carroll, NH Town of Cavendish, VT Town of Charlestown, NH Town of Chester, NH Town of Chester, VT

Town of Chesterfield, NH Town of Chichester, NH Town of Clarksville, NH Town of Colebrook, NH Town of Concord, VT Town of Cornish, NH Town of Croydon, NH Town of Dalton, NH Town of Danbury, NH Town of Danville, VT Town of Deerfield, NH Town of Derby, VT Town of Derry, NH Town of Dorchester, NH Town of Dover, VT Town of Dublin, NH Town of Dummer, NH Town of Dummerston, VT Town of Dunbarton, NH Town of Durham, NH Town of East Haven, VT Town of Easton, NH Town of Effingham, NH Town of Eliot, ME Town of Ellsworth, NH Town of Enfield, NH Town of Epping, NH Town of Epsom, NH Town of Errol, NH Town of Fairlee, VT Town of Farmington, NH Town of Fitzwilliam, NH Town of Francestown, NH Town of Franconia, NH Town of Freedom, NH Town of Fremont, NH Town of Gilmanton, NH Town of Goffstown, NH Town of Gorham, NH Town of Goshen, NH Town of Grafton, NH Town of Grafton, VT Town of Granby, VT Town of Grantham, NH Town of Greenfield, NH Town of Greenland, NH Town of Greenville, NH Town of Groton, NH Town of Groton, VT Town of Guildhall, VT Town of Guilford, VT Town of Halifax, VT Town of Hampstead, NH Town of Hampton Falls, NH Town of Hampton, NH Town of Hancock, NH Town of Hanover, NH Town of Harrisville, NH Town of Hartford, VT Town of Hartland, VT Town of Hebron, NH Town of Henniker, NH Town of Hill, NH Town of Hillsborough, NH Town of Hinsdale, NH Town of Holderness, NH Town of Holland, VT Town of Hollis, NH Town of Hopkinton, NH Town of Irasburg, VT Town of Jackson, NH Town of Jaffrey, NH Town of Jamaica, VT Town of Jefferson, NH Town of Kirby, VT Town of Kittery, ME

Town of Lancaster, NH Town of Landaff, NH Town of Landgrove, VT Town of Lee, NH Town of Lemington, VT Town of Lempster, NH Town of Lincoln, NH Town of Lisbon, NH Town of Litchfield, NH Town of Littleton, NH Town of Londonderry, VT Town of Loudon, NH Town of Ludlow, VT Town of Lunenburg, VT Town of Lyman, NH Town of Lyme, NH Town of Lyndeborough, NH Town of Lyndon, VT Town of Madbury, NH Town of Madison, NH Town of Maidstone, VT Town of Marlboro, VT Town of Marlborough, NH Town of Marlow, NH Town of Mason, NH Town of Meredith, NH Town of Merrimack, NH Town of Middleton, NH Town of Milan, NH Town of Milford, NH Town of Milton, NH Town of Monroe, NH Town of Mont Vernon, NH Town of Moretown, VT Town of Morgan, VT Town of Moultonborough, NH Town of N. Berwick, ME Town of Nelson, NH Town of New Boston, NH Town of New Durham, NH Town of New Hampton, NH Town of New London, NH Town of Newark, VT Town of Newbury, NH Town of Newbury, VT Town of Newfane, VT Town of Newfield, ME Town of Newmarket, NH Town of Newport, NH Town of Newton, NH Town of North Hampton NH Town of Northfield, NH Town of Northumberland NH Town of Northwood, NH Town of Norton, VT Town of Norwich, VT Town of Nottingham, NH Town of Orford, NH Town of Ossipee, NH Town of Peacham, VT Town of Pelham, NH Town of Pembroke, NH Town of Peru, VT Town of Peterborough, NH Town of Piermont, NH Town of Pittsburg, NH Town of Pittsfield, NH Town of Plainfield, NH Town of Plymouth, NH Town of Plymouth, VT Town of Pomfret, VT Town of Putney, VT Town of Randolph, NH Town of Raymond, NH Town of Reading, VT Town of Readsboro, VT

INDIVIDUALS

Thomas E. Armstrong Deb Augustine Dorothy Berthiaume Sharon Byrne-Kishida Mary Ann Conroy Rick Cooper Ryan Chrzan Mary Delahanty Mark Draper John M. Halstead, Ph.D. Robert Kerry Mitch Kessler Richard Kleiman Ronald B. Laurence, P.E. Donna Limoli Marjorie Lovering Mike Lynch Susy Mansfield Gregory J. McVeigh Robert Nugent Laura Panciera John Phetteplace James R. Presher Carl Wallman

BUSINESSES

ABLE Waste Management, Inc. AMENICO - American Energy Ind. Co., LLC American Retroworks Inc. Amoskeag Beverages, Inc. Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Associated Grocers of New England Inc Barn Store of New England LLC BDS Waste Disposal Bestway Disposal BFI Hooksett Bond Auto Parts Casella Waste Systems, Inc - Rutland CDHM Advertising Channel Marine Churchills Gardens Center CK Productions CPRC Group, LLC Dave’s Motorboat Shoppe, LLC Edward G Parker - Parker Recycling Electronic Recyclers International, Inc. Elektrisola, Inc. Empire Recycling LLC EnergyNorth Propane Ever Better Eating, Inc. Evergreen Recycling Inc. E-Waste Recyclers LLC Fidelity Investments Gilmanton Corner Store Grappone Auto Junction Great Rate Container Service, L.L.C. Green Mountain Furniture Green’s Marine Greenleaf Waste & Recycling H2O Waste Disposal Services LLC Hampton River Marina Harding Metals, Inc. Health Dialog Holiday Inn Concord Howard P Fairfield, LLC Huhtamaki Foodservice Inc. Insulectro Irwin Corporation dba Irwin Marine JA Simpson, Inc. Jack’s Pizza Lakeport Landing Marina Liberty Tire Recycling, LLC Marlborough Greenhouses, Inc. Martindale Associates, Inc. Martyco Dumpster, LLC MD’s Trash Removal

Meredith Marina Monadnock Disposal Service Inc. Morgan Press, Inc. Naughton & Son Recycling New England Baling Wire, Inc. New England Quality Service, Inc. NH Automobile Dealers Assoc. NH Marine Trade Association North Conway Incinerator Service, Inc. North Country Environmental Services North Shore Recycled Fibers Northeast Logistics Northstar Pulp and Paper, Inc. Office Paper Recovery Systems, Inc. Osram Sylvania Products, Inc. Hillsboro Page Street Leasing Pike Industries, Inc. Pilgrim Foods Div Old Dutch Mustard Co Pinard Waste Systems, Inc. Plastics Forming Enterprises Recycling Services, Inc. Rehrig Penn Logistics Resource Recycling Rindge Energy LLC RMG Enterprises Rochester Shoe Tree Company Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.-MRB-NE Seacoast Furniture, LLC Seacoast Volkswagen, Inc. SeaView Technologies, Inc. Shep Browns Boat Basin Silver Sands Marina, Inc. Stonyfield Farm The Keeney Manufacturing Company The Yard Project Thomas Hodgson & Sons, Inc. Trash Etc.com United Sign Associates URT/Universal Recycling Tech., LLC Victoria Jas, LLC Waste Management Inc. - Rochester Watts Regulator West Alton Marina West Shore Marine Whole Foods Market - NE Winnisquam Marine, Inc. Workwaste LLC

GOV’T & NON-PROFIT

Appalachian Mountain Club Association of Vermont Recyclers Audubon Society of New Hampshire Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center Dartmouth College Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Earth Share Grace Capital Church Londonderry School District LRG Healthcare/Franklin Hospital Maine Resource Recovery Assn. Massachusetts Water Resources Authority MassRecycle Merrimack County Facility-Recycling Dept. NH Food Bank NH Local Government Center Northeast Recycling Council, Inc. Northern Berkshire SWMD Planet Aid Salvation Army Adult Rehab. Center Southern NH University St. Paul’s School Stonehill College Windsor Good News dba WinCycle Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Members Helping Members

Town of Rindge, NH Town of Rockingham, VT Town of Rollinsford, NH Town of Rumney, NH Town of Rye, NH Town of Ryegate, VT Town of Salisbury, CT Town of Salisbury, NH Town of Sanbornton, NH Town of Sandown, NH Town of Sandwich, NH Town of Seabrook, NH Town of Sharon, CT Town of Sharon, VT Town of Sheffield, VT Town of Shelburne, NH Town of South Hampton, NH Town of Springfield, NH Town of Springfield, VT Town of Stark, NH Town of Stewartstown, NH Town of Strafford, NH Town of Strafford, VT Town of Stratford, NH Town of Stratham, NH Town of Stratton, VT Town of Sugar Hill, NH Town of Sunapee, NH Town of Sutton, NH Town of Sutton, VT Town of Swanzey, NH Town of Tamworth, NH Town of Temple, NH Town of Thetford, VT Town of Thornton, NH Town of Tilton, NH Town of Townshend, VT Town of Troy, NH Town of Tuftonboro, NH Town of Unity, NH Town of Vernon, VT Town of Vershire, VT Town of Waitsfield, VT Town of Wakefield, NH Town of Walpole, NH Town of Wardsboro, VT Town of Wareham, MA Town of Warner, NH Town of Warren, NH Town of Washington, NH Town of Waterford, VT Town of Waterville Valley, NH Town of Weare, NH Town of Weathersfield, VT Town of Webster, NH Town of Wellesley, MA Town of Wentworth, NH Town of West Fairlee, VT Town of West Windsor, VT Town of Westminster, VT Town of Westmore, VT Town of Westmoreland, NH Town of Weston, VT Town of Wheelock, VT Town of Whitefield, NH Town of Whitingham, VT Town of Wilmington, VT Town of Wilmot, NH Town of Wilton, NH Town of Windham, VT Town of Windsor, VT Town of Winhall, VT Town of Wolfeboro, NH Town of Woodstock, VT

School Recycling Club www.schoolrecycling.net

This year has been an amazing year. As a whole, we have visited over 200 schools in the Northeast thanks to the grant funding we received from the Environmental Protection Agency and the USDA. These visits included a variety of workshops and many, many STAR Assessments that help schools figure out how to start or improve their recycling programs.

Congratulations to our School Recycling Award Winners: School Recycler of the Year ~ New Boston Central School, NH Volunteer Recycler of the Year ~ Jean Roalsvig, West Running Brook School, Derry, Nh Best 2011 Earth Day Event ~ World Academy of Nashua, NH

NHtB

What Has New Hampshire The Beautiful Done for you Lately?

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RRA continues to administer the programs for NH the Beautiful (NHtB) and has since 2006. This joint venture has proven to be a real success for all involved.

NH the Beautiful, Inc. (www.nhthebeautiful.org) is a private non-profit charitable trust founded in 1983 and supported by the soft drink, malt beverage, and grocery industries of New Hampshire. By offering municipal recycling grants and signs, anti-litter programs, and technical assistance to recycling programs, NHtB is a unique organization that represents a voluntarily-funded alternative to expensive legislation intended to achieve the same end results. New Hampshire the Beautiful, Inc. also provides support to the NRRA School Education Program (the Club). During the past fiscal year, NH the Beautiful awarded $ 46,827 in grants to 24 New Hampshire communities. In addition, they provided $ 16,378 worth of signage to 57 NH municipalities for their recycling facilities. Also distributed at reduced costs to NH schools, towns, nonprofits, government agencies and businesses were: 1,683 recycling bins, 81 ClearStream Recycling Containers, and 1,900 ClearStream bags. NH the Beautiful also distributed a total of 87,150 blue bags to 67 NH communities, 29% of the state, for roadside clean-up efforts as part of their anti-litter programs. NRRA is pleased to continue to be part of this effort. Thank you NH the Beautiful for all that you do for New Hampshire’s recycling efforts!

Outstanding Recycling Fundraiser ~ The Dorset School of Vermont 2011 Facilities Staff Recycler ~ Michael Lewis, Fall Mountain Regional School District, NH Teacher Recycler of the Year ~ Patte Sarausky, Belmont Elementary School, NH Rookie Recycler of the Year ~ Sacred Heart School of Hampton, NH Best Composter ~ K.A. Brett School of Tamworth, NH Outstanding Community Involvement ~ Plymouth Elementary School & Plymouth Recycling Center, NH Student Recyclers of the Year ~ Jenny Zhang and Michele Nunnelley, Salem High School, NH

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he Northeast Resource Recovery Association and its partners, the Association of Vermont Recyclers and Good Point Recycling, were awarded the contract to administer the State of Vermont’s E-Cycles program starting July 1, 2011. NRRA and its partners were selected from a competitive RFP process in late April based on their ability to provide oversight and transparency to a very detailed tracking process required for the State of Vermont Manufacturers’ Reimbursement Program. The Vermont State E-Cycles Program provides free dropoff for the collection of computers, monitors, televisions, printers, and computer peripherals (e.g., mouse, keyboard, scanner) from Vermont Households, 501c3 Charities, School Districts and Small Businesses with 10 or fewer employees. As of October 2011, over 85 collection sites and special collection events have partnered with the Program to offer a convenient set of collection locations as required by the State Standard Plan. To date, the Program has collected more than 1.4 million pounds of recyclable electronic devices, with a goal of collecting over three million pounds by the end of next June. Prompted by legislation, this ongoing collection Program has permanent, year-round collection locations statewide. The free service is available for Vermont covered entities to drop off any of the specific covered devices at any one of the existing locations across the state. NRRA will be working to provide outreach and training materials to each of the collections sites and will have a strong component for school programs as it has done over its 30 year history.

Goodpoint Recycling