Joan Cudworth (Hollis, NH) Receives 2017 NHtB Environmental Stewardship Award

June 7, 2017
by Paula Dow
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EPSOM, NH June 6, 2017 – New Hampshire the Beautiful presented Joan Cudworth, Hollis, NH, Transfer Station Manager, with the fourth annual Environmental Stewardship Award on May 23, 2017 in Manchester, NH at the Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) Annual Conference and Expo.

The Environmental Stewardship Award recognizes a dedicated transfer facility professional who goes above and beyond their facility recycling responsibilities and engages their entire community in better recycling, for a better future.

Joan has worked for Hollis since March of 2002. As Transfer Station Manager, Joan is in constant touch with the residents as they bring their recyclables to her facility. She sets the bar high and ships high quality material to market bringing in hard-earned revenues to the Town. Joan diligently applies and receives grants from NH the Beautiful to stretch the Town’s dollar in purchasing equipment. But this is only the beginning of her dedication to recycling and her far-reaching work ethic.

Joan recommended that the Hollis Middle School sign up with the NRRA School Recycling CLUB and they did!  Joan has been involved with the community greenhouse at the Middle School. She also works with the High School in the Life Skills Transitional Program where one of the focuses is Composting. She would like to see food composting at her facility in the future as well.

As an active NRRA member, who truly believes in the concept of “Member Helping Member”, Joan has participated in site visits to other NRRA facilities. In November 2016, Joan was nominated and voted to the NRRA Board of Trustees. In addition, as of February of this year, she is also chairing the monthly “MOM” meetings at NRRA.

“No one better epitomizes the dedication and commitment to future generations of recyclers than Joan,” said John Dumais of NH the Beautiful.

About New Hampshire the Beautiful

New Hampshire the Beautiful (NHtB) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) Charitable Trust supported by members of the NH Soft Drink Association, the Beverage Distributors of New Hampshire Association and the New Hampshire Grocers Association. This collaborative effort by food and beverage companies has developed comprehensive programs to address, litter issues, recycling challenges, environmental awareness and education.

About Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA)

Founded in 1981, NRRA provides a clearinghouse for current, up-to-date information and a source of technical and marketing assistance in the general areas of waste reduction and recycling.  NRRA is a member driven organization made up of over 400 municipalities, individuals, and businesses in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Southern Maine. NRRA is a non-profit 501(c) organization.  NRRA’s School Club assists schools in implementing, maintaining and improving recycling programs.  To learn more visit

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