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What Is a NERC Advisory Member?

The Northeast Recycling Council actively invites businesses, corporations, trade associations, non-profits, recycling organizations, solid waste districts, municipalities, and all other interested parties to be part of the organization as Advisory Members. Advisory Members help support NERC’s mission is to minimize waste, conserve natural resources, and advance a sustainable economy through facilitated collaboration and action. Advisory Members also have the opportunity to help shape conferences and webinars, workshops, and events, and are invited to participate in discussions with the NERC Board and staff.

NERC is a unique resource. NERC regularly connects its Advisory Members with policy makers and sustainability experts by providing access to thought leaders, innovators, and state officials to share information on cutting edge issues and best practices. NERC’s members highly value the opportunity to speak directly with state and local policy makers and officials.

NERC’s Advisory Members enjoy the opportunity to reach the environmental and sustainability communities by providing content for the NERC newsletter and blog. Our electronic newsletter and blog distribution reaches over 3,000 people each month.

Learn more about membership here.


"The Carton Council has been and Advisory Member of NERC for several years. The opportunities that membership provides to meet with local, regional, and state officials is one of the main reasons that we belong.  I always felt that it is time and money well spent." 

Barbara Heineken, RRS Consultant & Carton Council representative

"The City of Salem is an Advisory Member in NERC.  We joined several years ago because of its great conferences, learning opportunities, and support provided by its staff."

Julie Rose, City of Salem, Massachusetts

Why should I be an Advisory Member?

All of NERC’s members receive the monthly Email Bulletin with information on upcoming programs and events, as well as industry and member news and trends. All members receive recognition on the NERC website, and other visibility and cost-saving services.

Investing in NERC:

      • Provides outstanding regional and national visibility and recognition.
      • Keeps you on the forefront of developing trends.
      • Offers technical assistance, information, research capabilities, and networking opportunities.
      • Encourages members to join in discussions on regional policy and program implementation concerns, as well as make suggestions for conferences, workshops and events.

“The Northeast Recycling Council is uniquely positioned to promote communication among the region's key recycling decision-makers. At Casella, we particularly value the Fall Conference as an opportunity to check in with a wide range of partners on the region's progress toward sustainable resource management.”

Abbie Webb, Sustainability Manager, Casella Waste Systems, Inc.

NERC’s staff and Directors are a practical resource on a myriad of topics that may be of interest to your organization. Its consulting program can be tailored to meet your specific needs and interests and includes direct technical assistance, research, writing resource materials, training, and other specific projects. NERC’s staff’s expertise is unparalleled in electronic scrap management, environmentally preferable purchasing, toxics in packaging, organics management, zero waste events, school recycling and composting, construction and demolition debris reuse and recycling, and reuse programming. NERC’s network is international, and can help you to connect with and create new partnerships.

Balanced Approach. The synergy created by NERC’s diverse Board and Advisory membership and committed staff enables the organization to consider multiple perspectives on a given issue and undertake projects and activities that benefit not only the Northeast but, in many cases, the entire country.

Please take a look at our Advisory Membership brochure. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Rubinstein, Executive Director at 802-254-3636. Email: