The NRC has long-supported campus recycling, first hosting caucuses of campus program managers in 1992, then supporting a technical council in 1995. Recently, the NRC re-established the Campus Council to meet the need for stronger linkages between higher ed and the SMM industry. Degree programs, career services, applied research/technology transfer, and relationships with recycling leaders are examples of the opportunities the Campus Council develops between on-campus and off-campus groups.

The NRC’s Campus Council is guided by recommendations in a White Paper to the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Summit in 2015.  Higher ed leaders and industry professionals advise the group, which meets annually at the Resource Recycling Conference, this year in Minneapolis, 8/28-8/30/2017.  The Council has posted their recent fiscal year report here.

The most recent fiscal year report is available here: http://nrcrecycles.org/2016-campus-council-report/

Get to know the NRC Campus Council and take advantage of the many opportunities we offer! For more information, please take the interest survey below or contact: CampusCouncil@NRCrecycles.org

Campus Council Interest Survey

Help improve collaboration between Industry and higher education!  There are so many ways companies and organizations can collaborate with colleges and universities.

Benefits to off-campus groups include:

  • gaining great exposure for your organization
  • accessing students and faculty
  • energizing your community program
  • aligning with your alma mater
  • enabling a new generation of recyclers

To find out more, take this short survey.

Murray J. Fox Scholarship

The Murray J. Fox Scholarship Fund was created in 1994, when Murray Fox, a long-time supporter and member of the NRC, started a fund to provide scholarships to college students interested in recycling. Since then, the trust fund has endowed over $112,000 in scholarships to 66 college students.

This year, in addition to scholarships, recipients will receive complimentary admission to the Resource Recycling Conference in Minneapolis, 8/28-30/2017 as well as a one-year membership to the Coalition.

For more information and to apply, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NRCscholarships

To learn more about Murray and his amazing contribution to recycling and young people, read his bio here.

(Applications Closed for 2017)

Speakers and Tours

A speakers bureau and tour directory match local industry experts and their facilities with colleges and universities in the area.  These visits, either on-campus or on-site, gain great exposure for recyclers while providing real-world additions to the college curriculum.

Access the database of available speakers and facility tours

To register as a speaker or tour host, please complete this process: speaker application  

To register as a tour host, please begin here: tour host application

Intern Recruitment and Referral

Agencies, organizations, and companies: recruit interns from schools in your area by completing a simple online form which is posted to a database for students, faculty, and career service professionals.  Choose from over 20 typical intern titles or work with the Council to create and recruit your own.

To request an intern for your organization, please begin the process here: organization application.

Applied R&D

Higher education has important, even decisive, roles in advancing Sustainable Materials Management. Research and Development Centers are forming around the country, and the world, working singularly or as a consortium; both geographically and sector-specific.

If your organization or industry group seeks research & development work on a specific product or process that may have applications in the Recycling and Sustainable Materials Management industries, complete the interest survey below or contact zerowaste@colorado.edu to discuss sponsored-research opportunities.

Join NRC’s Emerging Leaders

Have you ever received an NRC scholarship or worked on-campus recently?  If so, we’d like to hear from you.  A new network of NRC alum, recent grads, and new professionals has formed to exchange career info and help the next generation of recycling leaders.  Please e-mail us to get involved:CampusCouncil@NRCrecycles.org

National Survey Underway for Collegiate Zero Waste Management

Colleges and universities have unique, even decisive, roles and responsibilities towards reducing, reusing, and recycling.  The intent of this survey is gather information on a set of peer-reviewed principles that can guide and help evaluate zero waste policies and programs at higher education institutions.

Add your perspective to this growing dialogue.  To take the survey, please click here.

Job Listings

Air and Waste Management Association

Searchable by keyword and location

Website: http://careers.awma.org/jobs/?keywords=recycling&sort

ECO Jobs

State specific with great job description. Everything from internships to full-time positions.

Website: http://www.ecojobs.com/statejobs.htm

Environmental Job Boards

Includes separate internships section

Website: http://www.greenjobs.net/

Green Job Engine

Searchable, updated daily

Website: http://greenjobengine.com/

Green Dream Jobs

Hosted by Sustainable Business.com

searchable and can post your jobs also

Website: http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/greendreamjobs.about

Resource Recycling

Resource Recycling provides job listings for the recycling industry, free of charge

Website: http://www.resource-recycling.com/productsandservices/jobs

Solid Waste Association of North America

Training Program Development

The Campus Council supports the National Standards Certification Board (NSCB).  The NSCB accredits training and certification programs (not individuals), run by states, regions, organizations, trade associations, universities, and community colleges.  To date, the following states have had their training programs accredited by the NRC: New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.  Other states and organizations are currently developing them with Campus Council assistance.

NSCB Accreditation Criteria and Process

NSCB Learning Objectives

NSCB Application for Accrediting Training Programs

Click here to learn more about the National Standards Certification Board.