Posts Tagged ‘ CRRA ’

CT waste future leaves trash-to-energy in dust

Jun 2nd, 2014 | By

The burning of the Nutmeg State’s garbage for electricity likely will continue in some form as environmental officials develop a plan for future waste disposal, but the days where two-thirds of Connecticut’s trash gets sent to six trash-to-energy plants throughout the state are fading away. For more on this story, visit: CT waste future leaves

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CT Resources Recovery Authority issues RFQ

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority is requesting qualifications from firms that want to apply for work with the state agency in the next three years. The organization, which manages recycling and municipal solid waste for the state, is also tasked with creating environmentally friendly solutions and best practices for solid-waste disposal and recycling for Connecticut.

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Nine Stories from Around the Waste Industry includes Connecticut CRRA story

Feb 10th, 2014 | By

Bill Urges Overhaul Of CRRA To Focus On Recycling Rather Than Burning Trash For Energy. “Legislation proposed Friday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy would overhaul the troubled Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority into a leaner agency concerned more with recycling the state’s trash than with burning it for energy. As the budget for the quasi-public agency

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Trash Authority Seeks Renewable Energy Credits

Nov 21st, 2013 | By

With a $12 million hole to fill over the next five years, the head of the state’s trash authority believes the state should allow it to receive a renewable energy credit for the trash it burns and turns into energy. That’s part of the sustainability plan, Thomas Kirk, president and CEO of Connecticut Resources Recovery

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To Fill Budget Gap, Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority Seeks Richer Clean Energy Subsidies

Nov 19th, 2013 | By

By BRIAN DOWLING No state burns as much of its trash as Connecticut does. Every day, six trash-to-energy plants burn about 5,600 tons of refuse, at least two-thirds of everything thrown away. But the largest player in this decades-old system has run into serious problems. The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority faces a $10 million deficit

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A City’s Accidental High Meadow, by David K. Leff

Jul 23rd, 2013 | By

Now in the final stages of closure, the mountain of trash is being wrapped in a synthetic liner, covered with soil and seeded. Methane gas is recovered from 82 wells generating enough electricity to power 1,500 to 2,000 homes. Soon a six-acre array of solar panels will produce enough power for another 1,000 homes during peak sunshine.

CRRA to Transform Hartford Landfill from Eyesore to Clean-Energy Source

Jun 3rd, 2013 | By

The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority has awarded an $11.6 million contract for the final phase of capping the 96-acre landfill. This final section – about 35 acres – will have photovoltaic panels mounted on top of a special artificial turf. The project is expected to generate about one megawatt of electricity, or enough to power about 1,000 homes at peak efficiency. Solar generation is impacted by weather and the sun’s position in the sky.

CERC: Recycling Worth $746 Million, 4,800 Jobs to Connecticut Economy

Nov 27th, 2012 | By

Three-quarters of a billion dollars and 4,800 jobs. That’s the impact that recycling is making on Connecticut’s economy in 2012, according to a study by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. And since 2006, recycling has been worth nearly $5.17 billion to the state’s economy as measured in total sales, said the study, commissioned by the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority. Click here for more from CERC.

West Hartford Signs Waste Disposal Contract with Covanta Energy

Nov 9th, 2012 | By

West Hartford Town Manager Ron Van Winkle signed an agreement Thursday afternoon, forming a new partnership with Covanta Energy Corporation and ending the town’s decades-long waste disposal contract with the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority.

Single stream boosts Watertown’s recycling rate

Sep 5th, 2012 | By

Watertown increased its recycling rate more than any of the 61 towns in the mid-Connecticut system served by the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority. For more on this story, visit: Single stream boosts Watertown’s recycling rate Republican American.

Connecticut recycling rates increasing among 64 towns

Aug 27th, 2012 | By

Officials with the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority said Monday that the agency’s Mid-Connecticut Project has just recorded the sixth consecutive year its recycling rate increased amongst its 64 member cities and towns. The recycling rate for the Mid-Connecticut Project in fiscal 2012 was 11.46 percent. That represents a .37 percent increase in recycling for the

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CEQ commends CRRA and DEEP for reducing air pollution from South Meadow ‘jets’

Aug 21st, 2012 | By

The Chair of the state’s Council on Environmental Quality has issued a statement commending the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for taking steps to reduce air pollution from the Hartford power plant known as the South Meadow “jets.”

The South Meadow plant has eight aging jet turbine engines that burn jet fuel to generate electricity on days of high electricity demand.

Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority honored for increasing recycling

Jun 25th, 2012 | By

A statewide organization whose primary mission is improving quality and innovation and manufacturing has honored the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority for increasing the level of recycling among the agency’s Mid-Connecticut Project towns by nearly 20 percent over a three year period ending in 2011. Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership honored CRRA recently for using public

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State’s Recycling Leader Offers Paper Shredding at Five Electronics Collections

Mar 4th, 2012 | By

Recycle Old or Obsolete Electronic Devices with CRRA . . . and Clean Out Those Home File Cabinets, Too CRRA Offers Paper Shredding at Five Electronics Collections HARTFORD, Conn. – Now you can recycle more than just your old electronic devices with the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority. CRRA has added bulk paper shredding and recycling

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Jim Perras named CRRA Government Relations Liaison

Feb 6th, 2012 | By

HARTFORD, Conn. – Jim Perras has joined the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority as its government relations liaison, according to a news release. In this position he is responsible for providing information to state officials and government agencies regarding CRRA initiatives and issues surrounding solid waste disposal, energy generation, recycling and the environment. Prior to joining

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Shelton student receives CRRA Shelton Scholarship

Jan 12th, 2012 | By

Fitzgerald, a freshman at Castleton State College in Castleton, Vt., has been awarded the 2012 CRRA Shelton Scholarship. The $1,000 CRRA Shelton Scholarship is awarded annually to one Shelton resident studying engineering or the sciences at an accredited four-year college. Preference is given to a student who declares a major in environmental or energy fields.

New Jersey company takes CT garbage contracts from CRRA

Jan 9th, 2012 | By

New Jersey-based Covanta Energy Corp. has wooed four more Connecticut municipalities — and their garbage — away from the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority.

Towns renew CRRA contracts

Dec 15th, 2011 | By

The town council has unanimously approved entering into a 15-year contract with the Connecticut Resource Recovery Authority. For more on this story, visit: Glastonbury: Town renews contract with CRRA – SIMSBURY — The Simsbury Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Dec. 12 to approve a new five-year contract with the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority. For

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New Waste Contract To Be Considered In East Hartford

Dec 13th, 2011 | By

The town has the opportunity to switch from its current municipal watse contractor, the well-known Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, and jump to a new option with a rival. The town council is slated to discuss the matter on Tuesday night, when it also has the option to grant a bid waiver for the administration to

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East Hartford Considering New Municipal Waste Companies

Oct 20th, 2011 | By

A request for proposals from companies that handle the disposal of municipal waste has resulted in new, potentially less costly options for the town. Town officials reported to the town council Tuesday night that, as a member town of the Central Connecticut Solid Waste Authority — a consortium of towns looking to create more competition

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