Sample of 2022 Handbook
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History of the Handbook
The Handbook was first developed in 2002 as part of a technical assistance grant received from MassDEP. The intent of the grant was to educate and train recycling coordinators by providing a thorough overview of the recycling basics. The first “Recycling Coordinator Training” was held in June 2002. The Handbook was revived in 2006 and distributed at the MassRecycle Conference in January 2006. Each year, from 2007 to 2010, the Handbook was revised and distributed at the annual conference. In 2021, MassRecycle’s Professional Development Committee decided to revive and revamp the Handbook in 2021 to be released in spring 2022. A special thanks goes to many individuals working tirelessly in the field and you can see all the wonderful editors and writers at the end of this document.
Future of the Handbook
MassRecycle’s Professional Development Committee plans to revise this document once a year. If there are topics missing or needing updates, the committee invites you to join them to kick off the 7th edition editing process.
MassRecycle would like to especially thank the 2022 Professional Development Committee for their dedication in bringing life back into the Handbook.
Gail Garron Bernard, MassDEP | Jed Lindholm, Wachusett Earthday | Abbey Massaro, Center for EcoTechnology
Taylor Millspaugh, WasteZero | Charles Tyler, Town of Sherborn | Susan Waite, MassDEP
Gunther Wellenstein, City of Haverhill | Jessica Wozniak, MassRecycle
Over the years, this document has grown and transformed through many revisions. Several people were especially helpful in writing and reviewing this document over the years. Those in bold assisted in the latest version.