Recycled content in drainage pipes - What You Need to Know about the New AASHTO Specification 294R

Using plastic drainage pipes in road and infrastructure projects is a common practice, but until now they haven’t contained recycled content.  And, now they can!  Recently AASHTO adopted a new specification – 294R – that allows for plastic pipe products to be certified as containing post-consumer recycled content and meet the rigorous 100 year life span requirements.  

This webinar will provide you the background and insights you need to be sure you are using the latest drainage pipes while providing a positive impact for your community and state’s recycling programs.

Best Practices, Grant Opportunities, and More to Help Communities Hit Diversion Goals

Communities, MRFs, and industry partners across the US and Canada continue to strive to meet waste diversion goals despite the challenges of the recycling market. Residents want access to recycling, and we need to come together and collaborate to develop forward-looking solutions to meet our communities’ demands and goals. 


ReCollect Webinar: How to Reduce Contamination With Better Recycling Communications

For private waste haulers, education is key to helping your customers build proper recycling habits. Digital communications are a more cost-effective, real-time and adaptable way to reach your customers when they need up-to-date information fast. The Webinar will take place Thursday, September 26th at 10:00am. Have other obligations at that time? No problem, a link to the webinar will be provided to all who register for viewing at a later date.

WEBINAR: Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar: Electronic Waste Generation and Management and the Cost of Digitalization to the Environment

Over the last three years, EPA has consulted with the Consumer Technology Association, the Staples Sustainable Innovation Lab and Dr. Callie Babbitt from the Rochester Institute of Technology to develop, design and implement research to explore the impacts of electronics across their life cycle. Dr. Babbitt will present the results of this study by sharing the major trends in electronic waste generation and management and the implications for sustainable materials management. 

Webinar: Oregon's Wasted Food Strategy: Highlights of current work, recent research and next steps


The U.S. EPA estimates that more food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in our everyday trash, constituting 22 percent of discarded municipal solid waste. This webinar will provide an overview of Oregon’s progress in implementing its Strategic Plan for Preventing the Wasting of Food. Participants in this webinar will learn about:

Webinar: Using Organics in Erosion Control & Infrastructure Projects

NERC, in collaboration with NEWMOA, will be presenting a webinar on October 3, 2 p.m. eastern, about the use of organics in road and infrastructure projects.  Jean Bonhatal, Cornell Waste Management Institute – a well-known and widely respected expert in organics management – will be the presenter.  The presentation will emphasize examples of the use of compost in road projects.  Pre-registration for the webinar is required.  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2976951222989267725.

WEBINAR: Roadmap to Pesticide Stewardship - Best Practices and Solutions

When stockpiled or improperly disposed, household, agricultural, and other pesticides threaten our health and environment with accidental poisonings, fires, and leaks or spills. Although many states and local communities devote substantial resources to safely manage unwanted pesticides, significant problems persist, including a lack of sustainable funding and convenient collection, as well as low consumer awareness.