Future of MRFs: New contract terms, more tech, ongoing stress. WasteDive covers NERC's Fall 2018 Conference.
PaintCare Earns Northeast Recycling Council's 2018 Environmental Sustainability Leadership Award. PaintCare has processed over 1.2 million gallons of paint in Connecticut, 272,000 gallons in Maine, 305,000 gallons in Rhode Island, and 438,000 gallons in Vermont.
NERC publishes Northeast MRF glass report. More coverage of NERC's survey and report on glass recycling at MRFs in Northeast.
What’s plaguing glass recycling in the Northeast. Resource Recycling reports on NERC's recent survey of glass recycling at MRFs in the northeast US.
NERC: 38% of Northeast MRF glass going to landfills. NERC's survey of glass recycling by MRFs suggests that investing in additional cleaning equipment could be profitable.
Looking Farther Afield. Resource Recycling publishes article, coauthored by NERC's Athena Lee Bradley, touting successful rural and small town food scrap diversion programs.
Maine Citizens Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements. Longtime NERC board member George McDonald is honored by EPA with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Competition opens for NERC’s environmental award. Nominations for NERC's Environmental Sustainability Leadership Award will be accepted through September 12.
USDA Certified Biobased Product Revives Roofs. Blog on a soy-biobased product for extending the life of asphalt shingles references a NERC study.
Mathy Stanislaus on what it will take to make waste a climate issue. Mathy Stanislaus of the World Resources Institute includes Northeast Recycling Council among the entities that can help make recycling work again.
Daily Digest: What's next after WasteCon, New Jersey governor vetoes bag bill. NERC's Fall 2018 Conference, to be held on October 30-31 in Rocky Hill CT, is one of several conferences highlighted by Waste Dive.
Legislative challenges, lawmaker losses top fair's Ag Showcase. NERC's Athena Lee Bradley addresses manure management at the Cecil County Fair in Maryland.
Northeast Recycling Council Fall Conference Oct. 30-31, The Future Of MRFs. Register now for the Northeast Recycling Council Fall Conference October 30-31 at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.
Competition open for Environmental Sustainability Leadership Award. For the second year, NERC is accepting nominations for its Environmental Sustainability Leadership Award. The awardee will be announced at NERC's Fall Conference, October 30, in Rocky Hill, CT. (see Full Article)
U.S. recycling industry united on goal of addressing key industry issues. NERC joins with numerous influential organizations in pledging to improve quality and economy of recycling.
Gardening classes offered by Maryland Extension. NERC's Athena Lee Bradley is the keynote speaker for A Horticulture Field Day in Western Maryland.
NERC grant awarded to Omaha e-recycler. NERC awards a grant funded by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) to Sadoff E-Recycling & Data Destruction of Omaha, Nebraska, allowing the company to become the third recycler in Nebraska to be certified to the R2 Standard.
NERC extends deadline for call for papers. In advance of its Fall Conference in Connecticut, NERC extends its call for papers addressing issues confronting Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs).
12 leading companies, nonprofits pay tribute to Earth Day 2018. NERC is among the institutions commended for devoting time to a commemoration of Earth Day.
DNREC, DTI electronics recycling partnership saved Delaware more than $110,000 in 2017 energy costs. NERC State Member Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) teams with the state's Department of Technology and Information (DTI) to realize $110,000 in energy cost savings in 2017.
SWANA, ISRI to host 'MRF Summit' in August. The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) will host a summit on materials recovery facilities (MRFs) at WASTECON, to be held in August in Nashville TN.
City Receives Gold Award at 2018 State Electronics Challenge. The city of Fort Collins, Colorado, is a recipient of a 2018 Gold Award from the State Electronics Challenge, a program administered by NERC.
NERC webinar to discuss opportunities with MRF glass. On May 16th, NERC will host a free webinar addressing glass recovery strategies at materials recovery facilities (MRFs).
MSW Consultants, Maryland partner to provide organics technical assistance. At NERC's recently concluded workshop on the state of recycling markets, Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles emphasizes regional collaboration to improve food waste diversion.
Pratt Recycling president talks future of markets at NERC workshop. Myles Cohen of Pratt Recycling, the keynote speaker at NERC's recently concluded workshop on the state of recycling markets, discusses the many challenges confronting recycled commodities.
NERC workshop to explore market turmoil. NERC's Spring 2018 Workshop--Markets or Bust: Saving & Growing Recycling Markets--will be held at the Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel on Tuesday, April 3, and will focus on market issues for paper, plastics, glass and compost.
Massachusetts tackles contamination with new 'Recycling IQ' grant. MassDEP provides grants to six municipalities for improving residential recycling through its Recycling IQ program.
MassDEP initiative seeks to improve curbside recycling stream. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection introduces the Recycling IQ Kit, which will be the focus of a free webinar co-hosted by NERC and the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA).
National Environmental Leadership Program Recognizes Bethlehem IT as a 2017 Silver Award Winner. Administered by NERC, the State Electronics Challenge commends the Bethlehem NY Management Information Systems Department with a Silver Award for its environmental initiatives.
Associations sponsor free webinar on Recycling IQ Kit. NERC teams with the Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA) to host a free webinar on April 10, to unveil the Recycling IQ Kit which aims to improve the quality of residential recycling.
Groups push recycling market activity on both coasts. NERC's upcoming Spring Workshop on domestic recycling markets is featured in Resource Recycling.
Breaking It Down: The Business of Composting in N.H.. NERC's Athena Lee Bradley is interviewed by New Hampshire Public Radio on the state of food scraps diversion. Link to podcast.)
The Middle Ground. NERC's Athena Lee Bradley co-authors a Resource Recycling article on community composting.
NERC announces Spring Workshop details. Recycling markets will be the timely theme of NERC's Spring Workshop, to be held on April 3rd in Maryland.
Associations sponsor free webinar on residential recycling contamination. NERC and the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) will co-host a free webinar on how to reduce contamination in residential recycling.
C&D tonnages in Northeast steady between 2006-2013; recovery decreases. A webinar co-hosted by NERC and Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA) reveals that construction and demolition (C&D) waste reuse and recovery decreased in the Northeast during the past decade.