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CCSMM LogoConnecticut is looking to the future of waste reduction and sustainable materials management. DEEP and many municipalities from across the state are joining 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, and other innovative solutions.

CCSMM is looking to the future to find preferred ways to reduce and manage the amount of waste produced in Connecticut that provide system reliability, environmental sustainable, and fiscal predictability.  A full list of the participating jurisdictions is included at the end of this page, and will be updated as more jurisdictions sign on over time.

This initiative is co-chaired by:
  • Katie Dykes, DEEP Commissioner
  • Laura Francis, First Selectman, Durham
  • Matt Knickerbocker, First Selectman, Bethel


Organics Infrastructure Initiative Registration and Agenda

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 

If your town or city is signed on as a Participant to the CCSMM Initiative and you have not yet signed up for one or more of the four Working Groups, you can do so here

Public Engagement Questions, Comments and Solutions  

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:

Map of towns showing CCSMM participants    
 Participating Jurisdictions in CCSMM (as of January 11, 2021)
CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection        
 Ansonia  Deep River  Kent  New Haven  Rocky Hill  Torrington
 Barkhamsted  Durham  Killingly  New London  Roxbury  Vernon
 Bethel  East Granby  Killingworth
 Salem  Voluntown
 Bethlehem  East Hartford  Litchfield  North Haven  Salisbury  Washington
 Bloomfield  Ellington  Madison  North Stonington  Sharon  Waterbury
 Branford  Essex  Manchester  Old Lyme  Simsbury  West Hartford
 Bridgeport  Farmington  Mansfield  Old Saybrook Southington
 Bristol  Granby  Middlefield  Oxford  Stonington  Weston
 Brookfield  Greenwich   Middletown  Plainville  Stratford Westport
 Canterbury  Guilford  Montville  Pomfret   Suffield  Wethersfield
 Canton  Haddam  Naugatuck  Portland  Thomaston  Windham
 Clinton  Hartford  New Britain
   Windsor Locks
 Coventry   Harwinton  New Fairfield
Stay Updated: 

Want to stay up to date on the CT Coalition for Sustainable Materials Management?  Sign up to receive email updates on CCSMM

Past CCSMM email updates:
  • Kick-off meeting email
  • October 6, 2020 update
  • October 19, 2020 update - includes links to recording of #1 Working Group meetings
  • October 29, 2020 update - includes links to recording of #2 Working Group meetings and recording of EJ & Equity Presentation
  • November 10, 2020 update - includes links to recording of #3 Working Group meetings and recording of EJ & Equity Presentation
  • November 25, 2020 update - includes links to recording of #4 Working Group meetings and Full Coalition Mid-Point Check-In meeting 
Additional Information:  

  Content Last Updated on January 2021