Thank you for a great 2014 training year. Stay tuned for 2015 dates. There will be two recycling courses and two compost courses. Dates and location TBA. Registration fees are $199 for NMRC Members and $299 for Non-members. To download a 2014 certification course registration flyer, click here.
6 CEU recertification credits offered for NM Environment Department certified operators and certified National Sustainable Resource Managers
Come learn about grant writing best practices, available funding sources for recycling and diversion programs and tactics that help make grant proposals stand-out. The training will lead participants through a wide range of grant planning and writing components that includes understanding grant guidelines, eligibility, planning out a grant project, outlining the development of goals and objectives, grant evaluation needs, strategy, partnerships, budget development, equipment identification, in-kind and cash matches and approval requirements. The NM Environment Department: Solid Waste Bureau will present on the Recycling and Illegal Dumping grant program, introducing an updated application, reviewing grant priorities and sharing examples of grant-funded projects. A summary of state, federal, and foundation grant opportunities will also be provided and discussed.
Registration: $100 NMRC members, $175 for non-members. Discount of $25 per person when 3 people from the same entity register.
8:30 Welcome, introductions, housekeeping
8:45 Grant Writing Best Practices – English Bird & Sarah Pierpont (NMRC) and Terry Timme, Town of Silver City
Phase I: Planning for the Grant
Requirements to apply, Understanding grant guidelines and instructions, Review previously funded grant projects, Align with local, project and strategic plan priorities, Outline project nutshell and ballpark budget, Partnerships and letters of support, Federal, state and local compliance
Phase II: Writing the Grant
Important Elements to Grant Applications, Understanding Budget Development
Noon Lunch break on own
1:15 Recycling and Illegal Dumping Grant – Tim Gray, NM Environment Department: Solid Waste Bureau
Updates to application, Grant project priorities, Scoring, Budget development, Examples of successfully funded projects
2:30 Funding Opportunities for Recycling and Diversion
2015 NM Recycling
and Composting Facility Operator Certification Courses
The NMRC and the New Mexico State Environment Department: Solid
Waste Bureau will host two recycling courses and two composting
courses in 2015. Our maximum class size is 35 students so please remember to register as early as possible to
be assured a seat in the course.
National Certification Program
NMRC is the first state in the country to provide certification as a Sustainable Resource Manager with other states (including New Jersey, California, Pennsylvania and Illinois) working hard to get their programs certified. Working with the National Recycling Coalition to provide the certification which is in line with a newly developed program, accredited through Penn State University (Altoona). The national certification requires 30 classroom hours of training in addition to final examinations. The three day Recycling Certification Courses provide 24 hours of classroom training. In addition to these hours, the April 29 or Sept 22 trainings can be utilized to secure the required 6 additional CEUs.
The National Certification will enable professionals to receive recognition and a certificate for this training in any state and may be added to your professional resume. The standards are consistent throughout the United States, so what you learn here is what other professionals are learning in other states.
For all certification course schedules, check out the NM Environment Department: Solid Waste Bureau.
Payment arrangements must be made before attending the course either by actual payment or by PO number. If a municipality or business has an outstanding due payment, they cannot send any registrants to courses until that past due invoice has been paid. There will be a $25 cancellation fee is you do not notify us before the late registration date.
For additional information and applications for certification contact Connie Pasteris, New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), Solid Waste Bureau, Outreach and Technical Assistance Program, at (505) 476-3561 or by e-mail at: email@example.com.
Certification: To obtain NMED Solid Waste Facility Operator Certification, applicants must complete a course, score at least 70% on the certification exam offered at the end of each course, and have at least one year of experience operating the type of facility for which certification is sought.
State Solid Waste Rules require that public and private solid waste facilities have certified operators. These courses enable operators to become certified! Call Connie Pasteris at (505) 476-3561 or firstname.lastname@example.org to check on your certification status.