Michael Durfor, Executive Director of the Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA), a not-for- profit recycling cooperative serving over 400 municipal and commercial members across New England. Mike is a Graduate of Syracuse University with a B.A. in Political Science, and holds an MBA from Plymouth State University.
Since becoming NRRA’s Executive Director in December of 2008 he has increased support for member services outreach and technical support programs, started the new “Full of Scrap” monthly e-letter, updated market pricing, single-stream feasibility analysis, and introduced MSW and C&D contract negotiation and bids to the one stop shop of NRRA services. It is especially noteworthy that he came to NRRA at the height of the market turmoil of 2008 and NRRA has maintained movement of material and competitive pricing for its cooperative membership ever since at increasing volumes including during the most recent market fluctuations of 2015.
Mike has increased the visibility of the NRRA School Recycling Club programs and, as a result, NRRA has received several Federal Grants for School Recycling outreach programs. NRRA is an EPA Region 1 Environmental Merit Award recipient. Mike’s commitment to resource recovery and economically sound recycling is shared by all the dedicated NRRA staff.