The NRRA School Recycling Club

Northeast Resource Recovery Association


Happy Holidays Students & Teachers & Fellow Recyclers


It’s been a busy year so far. We’ve completed four Trash On the Lawn Days (TOLDs) in NH and will complete eight workshops and four technical assistance trainings in VT by January 1!  Our calendar of programs is filling up quickly so don’t delay if you want to schedule fun and educational programs for your school!

Our latest project is our TOLD Tool Kit.  The kit will soon be available for rental and has all the instructions and tools you will need to conduct your own school waste audit! For more information, contact



School Conference 2020!

The BIG NEWS is that the School Recycling Conference has been extended to two days to run concurrently with the NRRA Conference & Expo. This will give our school attendees more options and flexibility in scheduling their field trips.

We are already searching for speakers for the twelve workshops.  If you are interested, here are the Abstract Instructions.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for workshops or activities, we would love to hear them!  Feel free to contact



Mark your calendar for May 18 & 19, 2020! 



We’re going to . . .


Think Outside the Bin – The 5 Rs of Recycling: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Rot



Watch for the latest news on our 2020 School Recycling Conference Page!



 Special thanks to our great supporters at NH the Beautiful

Once again, thanks to the generous sponsorship of NH the Beautiful, all NH schools will receive 1/2 off Conference fees again this year! Teachers, keep this in mind if you want to bring a group from your school in 2020! If you confirm before 12/31/19, you’ll receive an additional 10% discount!


Could your school use $500 for the recycling program?

The NH the Beautiful School Recycling Innovation Grant Program is entering it’s third year.  Here are the winners:

  • 2018 – Inter-Lakes Elementary School  Here is the link to their winning essay.
  • 2019 – Dunbarton Elementary.  Here is the link to their winning essay.
  • 2020 – ?????

Who will be next year’s winner? We will be collecting essays during the 2019-20 school year.  Submit your essay to  to be considered for the $500 grant and free pass to the Conference!

For more details on this award, read our Press Release!



Need Professional Development Credits? We Have the Answer!




We’ve created 14 webinars through our USDA Rural Development Town & Gown Grant.   The webinars are designed to connect schools with their town transfer stations and waste management districts You can find the links on our Resources Tab. Professional development credits are available to teachers and operators where applicable.





About The CLUB:

The School Recycling CLUB assists schools in implementing, maintaining and improving recycling programs! The CLUB is housed and managed by the Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA).

Be sure to visit The NRRA School CLUB Facebook Page for more information and updates. Don’t forget to “like” our page!

In these pages you will find information about recycling, composting, lesson plans and activities, newsletters, fundraising and many other useful tools for your school. Feel free to explore the tabs and subtabs listed above.

In addition, The CLUB offers Workshops and Technical Assistance Trainings that schools may purchase for their students.  To go to our menu of programs, Click HERE!

Member schools will receive a significant discount on our newly upgraded lesson binders: 3R’s of the Common Core and Teaching Toxics. In addition, we have recently completed our School Hazmat 101 – A Blueprint for Hazardous Material Management in Schools and are putting the finishing touches on our School Composting Guide (available soon).

We hold an annual School Recycling Conference each spring to celebrate recycling in K-12 schools.  The Conference offers workshops, exhibits, activities and awards specifically geared towards students, teachers, school staff and administrators.  To see what it’s all about, go to our Conference Page.