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.
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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 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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-based Covanta Energy Corp. has wooed four more Connecticut municipalities — and their garbage — away from the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority.
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 – Courant.com. SIMSBURY — The Simsbury Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Dec. 12 to approve a new five-year contract with the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority. For
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
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
In a 3-1 vote Wednesday, the board of selectmen decided to sign another contract with the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority when the current trash disposal and recycling contract expires in November 2012. Read more here: Canton: Board Decides On Trash Vendor – Courant.com.
Towns Recycle 92,114 Tons, Save $6.3 Million in Trash Disposal Fees in Fiscal Year 2011 HARTFORD, Conn. – While recycling has stagnated statewide for several years, the 64 cities and towns that recycle through the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority’s Mid-Connecticut Project just recorded their fifth consecutive yearly increase in tons recycled. For the fiscal year
The CRRA Shelton Scholarship is awarded annually to one Shelton resident studying engineering, mathematics or the sciences at an accredited four-year college. Preference will be given to a student with a declared major in the environmental or energy fields. Previous winners are eligible.
CRRA Chairman Michael A. Pace rushed to defend CRRA’s deal with a Japanese company saying no worker will lose a job if NAES takes over the facility. The Courant says: “Prove it.”
CRRA has selected NAES Corp., a Seattle company, to run its trash-to-energy plant in Hartford.
Managing the safe disposal of garbage — something that most people would rather not think about — is humbling. We have no delusions of grandeur, no expectations of the state congratulating us for a job well done. But looking back at what we’ve achieved, CRRA’s board members should be proud. I am. Michael A. Pace