Sign up now for this FREE training opportunity! Recycling and re-using textiles and household goods. First, TEXTILE RECOVERY - next COLLEGE MOVE OUT DAYS - then THE WORLD! Okay, maybe just the Region - but that's good too!

Sign up now for this FREE training opportunity! 

.........North Country Re-use Training.......... 
<< Implementing Re-use Opportunities >>
Innovative Strategies & Best Management Practices

Our coalition did the TEXTILE RECOVERY CAMPAIGN 
last November - this May it's

More TEXTILE and HOUSEHOLD item reclamation can happen with your help, with this free training session!

Thursday, April 30 9 am – 2 pm
Human Services Center, 2nd Floor Conference Center
80 State Highway 310, near Rt. 11, Canton, NY
(please see TO REGISTER at the bottom of this page)

Reclaim and recycle thousands of items that would otherwise go to landfill - both year-round at proposed collection sites in St. Lawrence County and also as part of special collection drives such as the upcoming College Move Out Days campaign in May, 2015! 

Let's help ensure that their trash turns into treasure every time the colleges let out for the Summer.  Some schools have plans for re-use already in place and will join forces with us, others are getting their first experience with this type of event - help us to make it a success! 

The hands-on training you receive in this conference can be put to good use in organizing this re-use event and others like it in the future. We need volunteers!
Come learn, have fun, and help out.

Sponsored by NERC, DANC, St. Lawrence County Solid Waste Dept., St. Lawrence County EMC and the Local Living Venture.  See links provided below for details.

The North Country Re-Use Training event is a gathering for concerned citizens, community activists, decision makers, municipal staff, nonprofit organizations, schools, and others!

Join us if you are interested in sharing and learning about re-use programs and the role re-use plays in reducing waste and benefiting our communities.

  Topics include
· Re-use program design & implementation
  Ongoing (e.g., material exchanges, reuse sheds)
  Special events (e.g., toy swaps)
  Targeted materials: textiles, household goods, toys/children’s items, electronics, etc.
· Establishing a Re-use Center
· Textile Recovery (expanding what we did last November!)
· Campus Re-use (already in progress!)
· Public participation & outreach
· Leveraging existing reuse opportunities and regional partnerships
· Logistics, administration, staffing/volunteers, budgeting, legal questions, and more!

This training will be a round-table format with presenters and participants actively engaging in discussion. Each participant will receive a copy of the Best Management Practices for Re-use for Small and Rural Communities Guide on a flash drive, along with other resources. 

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

The event is FREE but registration is limited. A response is requested by April 27.

or for more information contact
Athena at (phone: 802-254-3636)
Jan M. Oatman at (phone: 315-661-3234)

Sponsored by NERC, DANC, St. Lawrence County Solid Waste Dept., St. Lawrence County EMC and the Local Living Venture.

PHOTO CREDIT: US Environmental Protection Agency.
Materials Management Hierarchy.


April 30th, 2015 9:00 AM   through   2:00 PM
Human Services Center
2nd Floor
80 State Highway 310
Canton, NY
United States

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