This USDA-funded webinar is being offered by the Northeast Recycling Council and is free to attend. Maintaining a successful glass recycling program in a rural community may seem like a daunting task to many. The 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.
• 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 webinar will include a half hour for Q&A.