JULY 2008

Recycler of the Year Award given to New Hampshire recycling center manager

The Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) announced Scott Bradford as the 2008 Sami Izzo Recycler of the Year. His outstanding efforts and passion for recycling earned him this prestigious award.

In his seven plus years at the Peterborough Transfer Station, New Hampshire, Scott Bradford has been an integral part of the success of recycling within the town. Pamela Brenner, town administrator of Peterborough, stated in her nomination letter that under his management, the Recycling Center recycled 77% of its waste and produced revenue of $242,346 in 2007.

Scott Bradford received the Recycler of the Year Award given by the Northeast Resource Recovery Association.

“This revenue offset more than 70% of the operating budget, and as Scott quickly points out, the averted cost of landfilling this tonnage far exceeds our operating costs,” she wrote. “The closed landfill behind the recycling center is a constant reminder of how very expensive a landfill operation can be and how important for the future Scott’s basic philosophy is: reduce, reuse and recycle.”

The award is given annually to an individual who combines the qualities of commitment, creativity, leadership, enthusiasm and flexibility in developing and sustaining a sound solid waste management program.