REGISTRATION OPEN: Recycling 101: Municipal Solid Waste & Recycling in New Hampshire Virtual Workshop

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Registration Fee: $40.00

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What is the current state of municipal recycling and solid waste management in New Hampshire? 

What does the future hold for municipal budgets with respect to recycling and solid waste? 

Is recycling still worthwhile for New Hampshire municipalities?        

Join Reagan Bissonnette and Heather Herring of the Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) for an in-depth workshop on solid waste, recycling, and waste reduction for NH municipalities.  Over 80% of New Hampshire’s towns and cities are members of NRRA, a recycling nonprofit that helps municipalities manage their own recycling programs.  The workshop will provide an introduction to municipal solid waste, recycling, and other waste reduction techniques, including composting and pay as you throw.  Attendees will learn about recycling markets, including recent changes during the pandemic, and how municipalities can make informed decisions to improve their recycling programs and reduce their costs.  To bring these concepts to life, the workshop will include case studies about plastic and glass recycling as well as specific examples for how other New Hampshire municipalities are successfully managing their recycling and solid waste.  



Reagan Bissonnette: Reagan Bissonnette is the Executive Director of the Northeast Resource Recovery Association, where she oversees all aspects of NRRA’s activities.  Reagan’s priority is to advance NRRA’s mission to partner with municipalities to make recycling strong through economic and environmentally sound solutions.  She writes and speaks extensively on the subject of recycling and waste reduction, including in regional and national forums.  Reagan has testified before the New Hampshire legislature on bills impacting solid waste and recycling matters.

Reagan received her law degree from Boston College Law School and a degree in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis.  She is certified as a Principal Operator through the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Solid Waste Facility Operator Training and Certification Program.  Reagan lives in Concord, New Hampshire with her husband and son and serves on the board of the Concord Public Library Foundation.

Heather Herring: Heather Herring is a Member Services Representative at the Northeast Resource Recovery Association, where she supports municipal members with cooperative marketing and purchasing and technical assistance.  In addition, Heather educates municipal staff and schools about recycling and waste reduction and coordinates monthly Member Operations Marketing meetings for solid waste operators.  Prior to joining NRRA, Heather taught students ranging from preschool to the graduate level.  She has experience in employer relations, program coordination, administration and was an Adjunct Faculty member at Antioch University New England.

Heather received a Master of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Biology from Antioch College.  Heather is certified as a Principal Operator through the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Solid Waste Facility Operator Training and Certification Program.

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This workshop will be held VIRTUALLY in ZOOM.  A Virtual Workshop is delivered via the internet and presentations are communicated using a digital platform and tools. When you attend a virtual workshop, you will be able to hear the presenter LIVE, ask questions, see the PowerPoint -- all from the comfort of your own home or office computer.

Attendees will receive materials such as the PowerPoint presentation electronically. No print outs of the materials or hard copies will be provided.

Pre-registration and payment is required.  If you register but cannot attend, a recording of the workshop will be provided as long as payment has been received.

Questions? Please contact our Event Coordinator, Ashley Methot at 603-230-3350 or