Professional Memberships

Resource Recovery staff stays connected to professional organizations and trade groups in our field, in order to share best practices and ensure that our system of waste management continues to stay on par with great programs across the country. Here's where you can find us!

Solid Waste Management Association of North America (SWANA) Southern New England Chapter

SWANA Southern New England Chapter’s goal is to improve the practice of environmentally and economically sound integrated solid waste management in New England.

Northeast Recycling Council (NERC)

NERC’s mission is to promote sustainable materials management by supporting traditional and innovative solid waste best practices, focusing on waste prevention, toxics reduction, reuse, recycling and organics recovery.

Product Stewardship Institute

PSI is a national, membership-based nonprofit committed to reducing the health, safety, and environmental impacts of consumer products across their lifecycle with a strong focus on sustainable end-of-life management. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., PSI takes a unique product stewardship approach to solving waste management problems by encouraging product design changes and mediating stakeholder dialogues.

Rhode Island Environmental Education Association

The mission of the Rhode Island Environmental Education Association (RIEEA) is to support and promote high-quality environmental education throughout the state. RIEEA collaborates with all educators, students, and advocates to respond to community assets, needs, and aspirations.