The NRRA School Recycling Club

Northeast Resource Recovery Association

2019 Conference



We’ve Recycled Our Theme for 2019!

Recycling STILL Rules and it’s Cool in School!



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.



What to Expect at the Conference . . .

We have a wonderful set of speakers lined up for our Workshops.  The subjects are:


  • Charge Up! – Battery Recycling Safety
  • Eliminating Ocean Plastics
  • The Dollars & Sense on School Recycling
  • Sifting Through Sand – Microplastics Research
  • Up the Ladder -Recycling Career Panel (4 Panelists)
  • Beyond the Bin-What Happens When You Recycle


The Free Raffle is back and better than ever! Thanks to generous donations from Staples, The NH Children’s Museum, VWR, Final Straw, 4Ocean, Tokens & Icons and Ryan’s Recycling, we will offer more free tickets to our School attendees and more items from which to choose! All prizes will be awarded during the Luncheon!  Make sure to fill out all of your tickets with your name and school!


Activities include:  Talk To Tickets, Interactive Displays, Recycling Obstacle Course, Paint the Can, Recycling Pinball and our Mini-TOLD event.



When:  May 20 & 21, 2019

(School Recycling Conference is May 21)

Where:  The Double Tree by Hilton Manchester Downtown


10th Anniversary Trivia: It seems appropriate that the traditional gift for the 10th Anniversary is TIN or ALUMINUM, both of which can be recycled infinitely with no loss of quality!




Online Conference Registration Now Available!


To register now, go to:


Please Note: For groups with both Teachers and Students,  you must complete at least TWO separate forms – one for all of the teachers, one to include all of the students.



10% Discount for first 25 CLUB Membership Updates (or new members) in 2019


DISCOUNTS:  If you are one of the first 25 schools to update your membership (or join The CLUB) in 2019, you will receive a 10% discount!

It’s quick and easy! Just go to:

In addition to this discount, all NH schools will receive 1/2 off their registration fee thanks to New Hampshire the Beautiful.  For a grant application, click HERE.


Calling All Recycling Stars!

AWARDS:  Do you have a recycling Superstar in your school.  We are accepting nominations up until March 31.Use one of our categories or come up with one of your own!

Each winner and their guest will receive free Conference Registration for the School Conference, including meals.

To submit your nomination, fill out one of our Nomination Forms!






Could your program use $500 to start, increase or improve your innovative recycling program?

Submit your essay ASAP for consideration and you might receive your check at the next Conference! Winner and guest receive free passes for the School Recycling Conference on May 21.

For details on submitting your essay, check out the Press Release!