DEEP is excited to be getting back to our new normal consistent with the direction of Governor Lamont and as a result of the rapidly improving COVID-19 situation in Connecticut. Starting no later than June 1, all customer facing services will resume normal business operations. For detailed information for what this means at DEEP and for the public we serve, visit our "New Normal" website: DEEP New Normal Information

CCSMM

CCSMM LogoConnecticut is looking to the future of waste reduction and sustainable materials management. DEEP and over 80 municipalities from across the state joined together to form the Connecticut Coalition for Sustainable Materials Management (CCSMM) and explore ways to reduce the amount of waste that is generated in our state, improve reuse, recycling, organics collection, support EPR legislation, and other innovative solutions.
 
This initiative is co-chaired by:
  • Katie Dykes, DEEP Commissioner
  • Laura Francis, First Selectman, Durham
  • Matt Knickerbocker, First Selectman, Bethel

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CCSMM Working Groups
As part of the CCSMM Initiative, four Working Groups have been established to focus on specific areas of interest. Presentations and materials from the Working Group meetings can be found on each specific Working Group page:

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Working Group 
Food Scraps/Organics Collection & Diversion Working Group
Increase Recycling Working Group
Unit-Based Pricing (UBP) Working Group 

Members of the CCSMM have signed the following statement: CCSMM Sign-on Statement

We recognize that by working together, we have the potential to achieve economies of scale and send a strong signal for private investment and sector transformation.  At the same time, we respect the unique needs and policy preferences of each participating jurisdiction, and the importance of flexible approaches.  We recognize that each municipality can contribute in different ways, through different measures, to achieve our shared goals.

We welcome all municipal partners that would like to join us in this endeavor.


Participating Jurisdictions:

Connecticut map with CCSMM towns in purple

 Participating Jurisdictions in CCSMM (as of March 24, 2021)

ANSONIA DEEP RIVER HARWINTON NEW HAVEN SALISBURY WESTBROOK
BARKHAMSTED DURHAM KENT NEW LONDON SHARON WESTON
BETHEL EAST GRANBY KILLINGLY NEWTOWN SIMSBURY WESTPORT
BETHLEHEM EAST HARTFORD KILLINGWORTH NORTH HAVEN SOUTHINGTON WETHERSFIELD
BLOOMFIELD ELLINGTON LEDYARD NORTH STONINGTON STAMFORD WINDHAM
BRANFORD ESSEX LITCHFIELD OLD LYME STONINGTON WINDSOR LOCKS
BRIDGEPORT FAIRFIELD MADISON OLD SAYBROOK STRATFORD WOLCOTT
BRISTOL FARMINGTON MANCHESTER OXFORD SUFFIELD
BROOKFIELD GRANBY MANSFIELD PLAINVILLE THOMASTON
CANTERBURY GREENWICH MIDDLEFIELD POMFRET TORRINGTON
CANTON GROTON MIDDLETOWN PORTLAND VERNON
CLINTON GUILFORD MONTVILLE RIDGEFIELD VOLUNTOWN
CORNWALL HADDAM NAUGATUCK ROCKY HILL WASHINGTON
COVENTRY HAMDEN NEW BRITAIN ROXBURY WATERBURY
HARTFORD NEW FAIRFIELD SALEM WEST HARTFORD

   

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Past CCSMM email updates:
  • May 24, 2021 update - includes links to Lee Sawyer Community Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant RFP Info Session
  • April 26, 2021 updateincludes links to the recording of two Learning Series topics: Hauler Registrations and Collecting Food Scraps in Town, the RecycleCT Lee Sawyer grant and April 1 full-group CCSMM recording
  • March 15, 2021 update - includes links to the recording of the Organics Infrastructure Forum and the client concierge permit assistance information
  • February 18, 2021 update - includes links to the recording of the CGA Environment Committee meeting
  • February 4, 2021 update - includes links to final Menu of Options and the Survey results about the Menu of options
  • December 23, 2020 update - includes links to recording of mid-point check in meeting and working group report out
  • November 25, 2020 update - includes links to recording of #4 Working Group meetings and Full Coalition Mid-Point Check-In meeting
  • November 10, 2020 update - includes links to recording of #3 Working Group meetings and recording of EJ & Equity Presentation
  • October 29, 2020 update - includes links to recording of #2 Working Group meetings and recording of EJ & Equity Presentation
  • October 19, 2020 update - includes links to recording of #1 Working Group meetings
  • October 6, 2020 update
  • Kick-off meeting email
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  Content Last Updated on May 28, 2021