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CCSMM

Connecticut 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

NEW: GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE NOW
SEE RFA, The Sustainable Materials Management Grant Program 
Accepting Expression of Interest Form Until October 29th, 2021 11:59 PM EST

Participate in the Bottle Bill Stakeholder Process.

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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:

   Participating Jurisdictions in CCSMM (as of September 21, 2021)

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

Public Engagement Questions, Comments and Solutions  

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Past CCSMM email updates:
  • July 27, 2021 update – includes links to upcoming Learning Series program, Bottle Bill Stakeholder Kick-Off meeting and full Coalition recording
  • July 15, 2021 update – includes links to upcoming full coalition meeting and upcoming Learning Series program
  • June 22, 2021 update - includes links to the upcoming full-coalition meeting, new learning series opportunities, the upcoming SWAC meeting and DEEP job opportunities
  • 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 September 21, 2021