Best Management Practices (BMPs) at Municipal Solid Waste Facilities
This Fall DES will hold a series of free workshops intended for solid waste operators as well as town officials. Participants will receive a reference manual with BMPs and other pertinent information related to proper management of solid wastes such as asbestos, paint, electronic waste, composting and much more. We will also discuss financial incentives related to recycling and developing business partnerships.
The BMP workshops are supported by a federal grant from the US Department of Agriculture to support solid waste education in rural communities.
BMPs Workshop Schedule
(9 - 12)
(1 – 4)
(6 – 9)
|9/16/13||M||Grantham Town Hall||300 Rte 10 So., Grantham||X|
|9/18/13||W||Lincoln Town Offices||148 Main Street, Lincoln||X||X|
|9/19/13||Th||Stratford Town Hall||10 Common Rd, Stratford||X|
|9/21/13||Sa||DES-Concord||29 Hazen Drive Concord||X|
|9/24/13||T||Tuftonboro Old Town House||247 Middle Rd, Tuftonboro||X||X|
|9/26/13||Th||Lempster Town Meeting House||112 Lempster St., Lempster||X||X|
|10/1/13||T||Pease International Tradeport||222 Internat'l Dr., Portsmouth||X|
|11/8/13||F||DES-Concord||29 Hazen Drive, Concord||X|
|12/5/13||Th||DES-Concord||29 Hazen Drive, Concord||X|
Please plan to arrive 15-30 minutes before the workshop start time.
To register for a BMP workshop, contact Nelson Ordway at 271-2925 or email@example.com.
New Operator Class and Test
- Thursday, March 6, 2014
- Class: 8:30 – 2:30 (arrive ; testing starts around 2:30
- DES – 29 Hazen Drive, Concord
- Lunch and breaks are provided
The new operator class is for first-time operators and operators that are eligible to upgrade to a higher level. Priority is given to new/upgrading operators, but experienced operators can use the class as a continuing education workshop, provided they are present for the whole class. To register, call 271-2925 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Government Center
The following free online courses are available through the LGC and can be used to meet continuing education requirements:
The LGC also provides on-site training on topics such as back care, respiratory protection, hazard communication and personal protective equipment. These, and other courses provided in person by LGC, can also be used to meet solid waste operator annual training requirements.
Northeast Recycling Council
The Northeast Recycling Council, Inc. (NERC) is a multi-state non-profit organization that is committed to environmental sustainability through responsible materials management. Its programs emphasize source reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, environmentally preferable purchasing, and decreasing the toxicity of the solid waste stream with a focus on the 10-state region comprised of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. NERC’s member states make up one-sixth of the nation’s population. NERC also implements three national programs.
Northeast Resource Recovery Association
The Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) offers training and workshops on waste management, recycling and worker safety. They also hold monthly meetings of their Member/Operations Marketing Committee (MOM), which qualify as continuing education credit provided the operator attends two meetings. The annual NRRA conference can also be used to meet the annual solid waste operator workshop obligation.
Primex (NH Public Risk Management Exchange)
Primex offers on-site and online training courses for its members in health and safety, regulations and management. Please check with DES to determine which courses meet solid waste operator continuing education credit.
Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)
The SWANA Northern New England Chapter holds Technical Sessions three times per year, covering a variety of topics in the solid waste field. SWANA also offers a variety of online and in-person training courses. Go to their Training Page for more information.
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