National Waste & Recycling Association Announces the Formation of New Chapter
Northern New England Chapter will represent companies in Maine and New Hampshire
WASHINGTON (March 6, 2014) — The National Waste & Recycling Association (Waste & Recycling) announced the formation of a new chapter representing companies in Maine and New Hampshire. The association is calling the new group the Northern New England Chapter of the National Waste & Recycling Association. This marks the first new chapter to join the association since the formation of the Alabama Chapter in May 2013. As a result, Waste & Recycling currently has 26 chapters in 29 states and the District of Columbia.
Representatives from several northeast Waste & Recycling member companies met in Concord, N.H. earlier this week to formally create the new chapter. The group will have two individual state-focused operating committees under its umbrella: one for Maine and one for New Hampshire. It is anticipated that TJ Troiano, from Troiano’s Waste in Portland, Maine, will emerge as the new chapter’s chairperson, as well as lead the chapter’s Maine operating committee. For now, the New Hampshire operating committee will be jointly directed by the members’ New Hampshire company voting representatives.
About the new chapter, Troiano stated, “The establishment of this new chapter will bring tremendous value to private waste and recycling companies in New Hampshire and Maine. We now have a formal association structure, with programs and support staff, to address the needs of the industry, particularly in the public policy area where our voice needs to be better heard.”
National Waste & Recycling Association President and CEO Sharon H. Kneiss added, “This new chapter reflects the continued geographic expansion of the association, and in particular, the importance of Casella Waste Systems, which recently joined Waste & Recycling, as a major player in northern New England.”
Kneiss continued, “We are pleased to welcome this new chapter to our association. I congratulate the Northern New England Chapter members on its creation and look forward to working with them. Furthermore, I am optimistic that we will continue to grow our association chapter network in coming months and years. I am committed to seeing that the industry is well represented and addressing member needs in every state.”
The new chapter will advocate for pending legislation in Maine calling for a new study, about how best to finance the state’s integrated waste program in the future. Chapter members hope to see such legislation signed into law before the 2015 session of the legislature starts. Other short-term activities for the new chapter will be to build up an effective waste and recycling grassroots action network and to set-up procedures to be pro-active and to track and react to developments that affect the region’s private waste and recycling industries. Members hope that the new chapter will host its first formal meeting in the fall.
In addition to Troiano’s Waste, initial members of the Northern New England Chapter include Casella Waste Systems, Charles George Trucking, Clean Energy, EL Harvey & Sons, Waste Management, Inc., ReEnergy, Oceanside Rubbish and Republic Services.
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To join the National Waste & Recycling Association, contact Jonathan Sper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-364-3707.
For more information, please about the New England Chapter contact Steve Changaris at email@example.com or 800-679-6263.