The NRRA School Recycling Club

Northeast Resource Recovery Association


Ice out and buds blooming!

Happy Spring Everyone!


So much has changed in the last month!  With our students studying remotely, we are proud to announce that we have launched a “Blizzard Bag” series of recycling lessons available to all teachers, parents and students. We will  be taking lessons from our 3R’s of the Common Core and Teaching Toxics curricula, adding activities, videos and games to provide a diverse weekly lesson. Just go to our Teacher Resources Tab to access them!

Our FREE recycling lessons are being made available due to the generous support of NH the Beautiful!

We look forward to presenting our workshops and technical assistance programs when schools are cleared to reopen.  Until then, we hope you will use these lessons and our newsletters to keep current with “all things recycling!”

Earth Day has NOT been cancelled! Start planning now for actions you can take to clean and protect the earth! Our monthly newsletter offers several options!

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



School Conference 2020 – Officially Cancelled

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

(Such a great theme! Maybe we can recycle this for next year!)


After due consideration to public health, we have decided to cancel our annual Conference this year.  Plans are in the works to offer a webinar series this summer featuring the workshops we initially planned to present at the Conference.  Stay tuned for further updates!


If you have any questions about membership, pricing, grants, etc., please contact us at




 Special thanks to our great supporters at NH the Beautiful

We are pleased to announce that NH the Beautiful has agreed to shift their Conference Grant monies to sponsor our new FREE Recycling Lesson Program!

Teachers, parents and students can find our lessons on the RESOURCES tab!





Need Professional Development Credits? We Have the Answer – Virtually!




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 our newly combined NRRA & School CLUB Facebook Page for more information and updates. Don’t forget to “like” our page!


On this website 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 Closing the Food Loop at School – An On-Site School Composting Guide (now available).

While the Annual School Recycling Conference has been cancelled for 2020, we plan to resume this fun, annual event next spring (2021) to celebrate recycling in K-12 schools.  The Conference offers workshops, exhibits, activities and awards specifically geared towards students, teachers, school staff and administrators.  Plan now to send a school group. To see what it’s all about, go to our Conference Page.