Fair Haven hosts household hazardous waste training

Fair Haven hosts household hazardous waste training

USDA-funded grant provides training programs to help schools, communities reduce amount of toxic waste.

October 10, 2018

Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) grants manager Cindy Sterling and school program special project manager Sarah McGraw traveled to Fair Haven, Vermont Sept. 19 to present the Healthy Home, Clean Water workshop, as part of the Town and Gown program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The grant allows NRRA to provide training programs that help schools and communities reduce their overall solid waste stream and recognize and reduce the amount of toxic materials in waste streams often found in school storage areas.

According to a NRAA press release, students and community members gathered at the Fair Haven town green for the presentation and demonstration of household hazardous waste and personal care products.

The workshop demonstrated why certain household chemicals and personal care products are hazardous to humans and the environment, as well as offered local solutions for proper disposal and use of alternative products. 

Throughout the event, passerby in the park stopped to listen to the Healthy Home, Clean Waters program, which is available to communities and schools as educational webinar offered by NRAA.

Solid Waste Alliance Communities (SWAC) helped arranged the event and the Rural Development Office of the USDA awarded the grant.