Please contact John Zarola at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact John Zarola at email@example.com
Click here for the requirements for the request for a proposal to design a permanent methane extraction system for Los Alamos County.
Hosted By: NM Recycling Coalition and SWANA NM Roadrunner Chapter
We are excited to announce our keynote speaker for the 2016 conference: Michelle Leonard, a nationally recognized expert in solid waste planning, recycling and zero waste with over 30 years of experience, will discuss “Overcoming Challenges in a New Era.”
Ms. Leonard is the President of SWANA’s International Board of Directors. In this capacity she provides leadership and representation for the integrated solid waste industry. She is currently SCS Engineers’ Sustainable Material Management Leader for the Western US and an SCS Vice President. She is also a former president of the Women’s Environmental Council. We are thrilled to have Ms. Leonard share her knowledge with New Mexico.
The New Mexico Recycling Coalition, in partnership with the New Mexico Environment Department: Solid Waste Bureau, hosts two recycling and two compost facility operators certification courses each year. Both compost and recycling courses are taught by experts in the fields and are required for New Mexico Environment Department facility operator certification.
|Recycling||May 10-12||Raton||Raton Convention Center – 901 S. 3rd Street. Click here to register|
|Recycling||Dec 6-8||T or C||Truth or Consequences Civic Center – 400 W. 4th Avenue. Clickhere to register|
|Compost||April 19-21||Ruidoso||Eastern NM University – 709 Mechem Drive. Click here to register|
|Compost||Oct. 18-20||Moriarty||Moriarty Civic Center – 202 Broadway. Click here to register|
Classes consist of three days of training and a test at the end of the training. Additionally, the recycling course is required as part of the National Recycling Professionals Certification through NMRC and Penn State University. To become certified at the state or national level, participants must pass the test with a score of 70% or higher.
Visit the NMSWANA web site to get details on registering for the Landfill and Transfer Station Certification Courses.
New Mexico Environment Department Accepting Applications for Recycling and Illegal Dumping Act Grants
The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) is now accepting applications for 2016-2017 Recycling and Illegal Dumping (RAID) Act grants. Municipalities, counties, solid waste authorities, cooperative associations, land grant communities, pueblos, tribes, and nations are encouraged to apply for scrap tire management, illegal dumping abatement, and recycling projects. Funds totaling $1,000,000 are available to these eligible entities. Ineligible entities are encouraged to partner with eligible entities.
Two-thirds of the grant fund is available for scrap tire management, and one-third is available for illegal dumping abatement and recycling projects. No matching funds are required to be eligible. However, in-kind and cash fund matching increases the chances of a project receiving funding.
Those interested in applying should review the priorities for this grant cycle before beginning their planning. These may be found in the grant application. Proposals consistent with these priorities are significantly more likely to receive funding. Examples include abatement of illegal dumpsites near bodies of water, tire amnesty days, educational outreach, and projects that promote organics recycling.
Applicants are encouraged to apply for significant projects that will expend substantial funding. NMED seeks to award fewer grants that individually accomplish more than a multitude of smaller projects. However, applicants should not be discouraged from applying for smaller projects that are in need.
Grant applications can be found on the NMED: Solid Waste Bureau website at http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/swb/GrantandLoanPrograms.htm. Applications are due no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, April 1st, 2016. They may be submitted by e-mail, fax, mail, or in person at the NMED: Solid Waste Bureau office. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis for the fiscal year starting on July 1, 2016 and ending on June 30, 2017. Although projects must be completed within this time period, multi-year projects designed with phases corresponding to these fiscal year grant cycles will receive special consideration.
For more information about the RAID grants or the upcoming grant cycle or to discuss project ideas, contact the NMED Recycling Coordinator, Neal Denton, at (505) 827-2653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At 11:30 a.m. the third webinar in the NERC’s resuse webinar series will feature the benefits of reusing materials and ways to measure theses benefits. To Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3450794525749727489
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Who Should Attend
Materials management professionals, nonprofit organizers, state/community/tribal leaders and activists, business owners, and others wanting to advance reuse in their communities.
Presenters and Topics
Diane Cohen, Executive Director, Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc.
Nancy Lo, Waste Reduction and Recycling unit, Hennepin County (MN) Environment and Energy Department
Stacey White, Sustainability Coordinator
Colleen Hetzel, Solid Waste Principal Planner
Click HERE for links to PPT presentations and recordings from other webinars in NERC’s Reuse Webinar Series—
For more information: Athena Lee Bradley, NERC at email@example.com.
The US Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a free webinar on December 17 at 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Click here to register for the free webinar.
This webinar will take a look at how to effectively minimize contamination in the recycling stream. Join us to hear what needs to be done to clean up your recycling from a private recycling company, a municipal district and a state regulator.
We all know the importance of developing a clean recycling product for the end markets, but the quality of the end product is dependent on the quality of the recycling stream arriving from businesses and households. With more materials allowed in the recycling container, confusion has increased. Learn what can be done to reduce the contamination and developing winning strategies that will leave everyone happy.
NMRC’s Annual Meeting & Recycling Training – June 3
June 3, 2015 8:30-4:00
Albuquerque Museum (2000 Mountain NW), Ventana Salon
$100 members, $175 non-members (lunch provided)
($25 discount for groups of 3 or more from same community/entity)
5 CEU credits towards NMED Recertification and 3.5 CEU credits towards National Recertification
ALL PROFESSIONALS INVITED!! You do not have to be a NMRC member to attend!
If attending only for the HM51 discussion and stakeholder feedback session, there is no registration fee.
Training will include an update on the state of recycling in New Mexico, update on HM51 – increasing recycling to 50% project, managing food waste on a municipal level and creating jobs in New Mexico: economic development in the recycling sector. The agenda is below.
8:30-9:00 AM Coffee Networking
9:00-9:30 AM Welcome, Everyone Introduces
9:30-10:00 State of Recycling in NM
10:00-10:30 Recycler of the Year Awards and Lifetime Achievement Awardees
10:30-11:00 Update on HM51 – Increasing Recycling to 50% Project: FOCUS on FUNDING: English Bird
11:00-11:30 Break-Out Groups Focused on Funding Recycling to Reach 50%
11:30-12:00 Report Back From Break-Out Groups, Additional Discussion
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch Provided, Networking
1:00 – 2:00 Managing Food Waste on a Municipal Level – NMRC/NMORO
2:00-4:00 Creating Jobs in NM: Economic Development in the Recycling Sector
The Keep NM Beautiful grants are currently available with a due date of April 30th.
Each year Keep New Mexico Beautiful awards grants to schools, villages, municipalities, chambers of commerce, organizations, and government agencies. Grants are made for solid waste management and litter control activities; native landscaping and beautification activities; and educational recycling activities. Click the link below for more information on how to apply.
Grant Writing for Recycling
February 24th, 2015, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM, lunch on your own
Albuquerque Fire Training Academy, 11510 Sunset Garden SW, Albuquerque NM
Come learn about grant writing best practices, available funding sources for recycling and diversion programs and tactics that help make grant proposals stand-out. The training will lead participants through a wide range of grant planning and writing components that includes understanding grant guidelines, eligibility, planning a grant project, outlining the development of goals and objectives, grant evaluation needs, strategy, partnerships, budget development, equipment identification, in-kind and cash matches and approval requirements. The NM Environment Department: Solid Waste Bureau will present on the Recycling and Illegal Dumping grant program, introducing an updated application, reviewing grant priorities and sharing examples of grant-funded projects. A summary of state, federal, and foundation grant opportunities will also be provided and discussed.
Registration: $100 NMRC members, $175 for non-members. Discount of $25 per person when 3 people from the same entity register.
Visit www.recyclenewmexico.com/grant_training to register