Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Mason Library 
231 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230

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Sarah McGraw 
Northeast Resource Recovery Association 

tri_ham_cheese_sandwich.jpg                                    Lunch provided! Must register to be added to lunch count.


NRRA YIMBY! Yes In My Back Yard! Workshop Day Great Barrington, MA - Thursday April 25, 2019

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!

 Workshop Descriptions: 

10:00 AM Workshop 1: Battery Recycling: Best Management Practices

 The purpose of this workshop is to create awareness of the fire hazard and water pollution associated with improper or careless handling of waste batteries by training solid waste facility operators, school and institutional staff how to properly manage battery waste.

11:00 AM Workshop 2: The Dirt on Dirt: Municipal Composting 101

 NRRA’s The Dirt on Dirt: Composting 101 encourages waste professionals to support backyard composting and discusses the pros and cons of several different commercial composting technologies.


1:00 PM Workshop 3: Where Does it (Organics) Go?

Food and Organic Waste Training for businesses, institutions and mid-size facilities. This module is designed to show mid scale generators where to divert their food waste as an alternative to trash disposal and preventing the landfill as the destination.

2:00 PM Workshop 4: Back to the Earth: Composting Basics

Composting offers obvious resource management benefits and creates a useful product from organic waste that would otherwise have been landfilled. This workshop, available for all age groups, explains how composting works and how to make it work as well as relevant state information.

3:00 PM Workshop 5: Trash On the Lawn Day Training

Under The NRRA School Recycling CLUB’s guidance, school staff learn how to organize a waste sort of an entire day’s worth of trash.  A T.O.L.D. consists of envisioning and audit planning, the audit, and presentation of the results and action plan.


Questions? Contact Sarah McGraw at smcgraw@nrra.net