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The National Waste & Recycling Association has formed 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, New Hampshire 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.
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.

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.

Published in the May 2014 Edition of American Recycler News