First Webinar About Glass Recycling in Rural Areas Next Week

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Mary Ann

Jun 1, 2022, 9:24:30 AMJun 1
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Glass Recycling in Rural Areas

At Two Upcoming Webinars

The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) is hosting the following two webinars with funding from USDA:

Successful Glass Recycling in Rural Communities – June 6, 11 – 12:30 eastern

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Developing and maintaining a successful glass recycling program in a rural community may seem like a daunting task to many. This webinar will feature three rural recycling centers that have been successfully collecting post-consumer glass and the non-profit organization they are working with to consolidate and ship the glass to a company that preps it for use by a fiberglass manufacturer. The presenters will talk about their strategies for educating residents about the importance of glass recycling, minimizing contamination, storing the collected glass, and accessing end markets.

Presenters include:

  • Paul Albee, Manager, Norwich Transfer Station, Vermont
  • Bonnie Bethune, Senior Member Services Representative, Northeast Resource Recovery Association
  • Ben Hoy, Director, Walpole Recycling Center, New Hampshire
  • Susanne Simon, Coordinator, Thetford Recycling Center, Vermont

The Nuts & Bolts to Starting a Glass Recycling Program in a Rural Area June 29, 11 – 12 eastern

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The webinar will feature two rural regions in Maine that recently developed new glass recycling programs. The presenters will talk about their experiences in and strategies for: developing and running the glass recycling programs, gaining residents' interest in glass recycling, identifying staffing and equipment requirements, accessing funds to support their program needs, identifying end markets for post-consumer glass and decision making about crushing the glass or marketing it as whole containers, and planning for the future to grow their programs.

Presenters include:

  • Michael Berry, Board Member & Treasurer of Unity Area Recycling Center
  • John Sutherland, Administrator of the North Aroostook Solid Waste Association (NASWA)

if you have any questions about these webinars, contact Mary Ann Remolador, Assistant Director, NERC.

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