The NRRA School Recycling Club

Northeast Resource Recovery Association


First Annual CLUB Membership Update in Progress

Update your CLUB Membership information (or join The School Recycling CLUB now) to be eligible for a Conference discount!


It’s fast and easy! Here’s the link:





Keynote Speaker on Ocean Plastics


Katherine Shayne

NRRA is pleased to announce that the Keynote Speaker for our 38th Annual Northeast Recycling Conference & Expo is Katherine Shayne.

Katherine is the Co-founder and CEO of Can I Recycle This, Inc., a company using AI to help citizens understand the end-of-life of their products through social media and technology. She received her Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Georgia, where she also earned her B.S. in Environmental Engineering. Katherine consults as a researcher in environmental sustainability focused on material flow systems, citizen science, and marine plastic litter for the Jambeck Research Group and UGA New Materials Institute.

NRRA School Recycling CLUB is pleased to announce that Kat Shayne will have  a special presentation just for Schools regarding progress of cleaning up plastic in the ocean.


For more information and updates, go to our:

2019 School Recycling Conference page! 

(Check back often for updates!)

Our 10th Anniversary School Recycling Conference on May 21 promises to be extra special. We are lining up our speakers (deadline extended to Jan. 25) and will be looking for nominees for recycling awards.

If you have any questions, please contact Gwen Erley @  603-736-4401 ext. 19 OR email




May 20 & 21, 2019


The Double Tree by Hilton Manchester Downtown

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 Special thanks to our friends at NH the Beautiful

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of NH the Beautiful, all NH schools received 1/2 off Conference fees again this year! Teachers, keep this in mind if you want to bring a group from your school on May 21, 2019!

The first annual NH the Beautiful School Recycling Innovation Grant was awarded to Inter-Lakes Elementary School in 2018!  Here is the link to their winning essay.

We will be collecting essays during the 2018-2019 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!





And speaking of grants . . .


YIMBY Grant offers FREE Workshops for Teachers and Operators

Join NRRA staff for a FREE workshop day to learn about:

  • how to position food scrap diversion to be the next logical step for communities, schools and facilities to achieve waste diversion goals and sustainability.
  • organics diversion at businesses, schools, and at transfer stations.
  • the basics in battery recycling, handling, safety, and transportation.

Register for 1 workshop or multiple. This workshop series is funded in part by the USDA Rural Development programs.

Certificates for professional development credits will be available!

To access the registration link, CLICK HERE!






We are currently offering 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.

We hold an annual School Recycling Conference to celebrate recycling in K-12 schools.  The Conference offers workshops, exhibits, activities and awards.  To see what it’s all about, go to our 2018 Conference Page.