HRRA provides onsite waste reduction and recycling education programs for schools, civic groups, senior centers, church groups, employee groups, condo associations,  almost any group imaginable.  Programs range from 30 to 60 minutes and can be adapted to any age group and any level of pre-existing knowledge.  HRRA can also provide consultation for any school or business that would like to improve its recycling program.

To schedule a HRRA program at your site, email: with information about your group, the desired date, time and location, and a contact name and phone number

Recycling Education

Recycling Guide Books

You may request hard copies by emailing

Resources for Schools

All schools in Connecticut are required by state law to recycle ten mandated items.  If your school isn’t recycling, use these resources to develop, improve and publicize your program and to comply with the law.

  • The most valuable material in the recycling bin
    Aluminum is the most recyclable of all materials. Discarded aluminum is more valuable than any other item in the recycling bin.
  • Aluminum cans lost to landfills 
    Americans throw away nearly $1 billion worth of aluminum cans every year.
  • A billion dollars in recycling profit is open
    The aluminum industry pays out more than 800 million dollars a year for recycled cans. The U.S. industry can recycling rate is approximately 67 percent, thus nearly a billion dollars of recycling profit can be gained.
  • Recycling from can to iPod
    Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to listen to a full album on an iPod. In 2007, in an open letter to Apple, Steve Jobs encouraged the company to expand its own product recycling efforts. The company has set a goal of 70 percent recycling efficiency by 2015.

Learn more about recycling aluminum by clicking here to visit the Aluminum Association