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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
Upcoming CCSMM Full Coalition Meetings:
Working Groups Report Out: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 1:00pm–3:00pm  Register
Finalize Report: 
Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 1:00pm–3:00pm  Register

Visit the CCSMM Full Coalition Past Meetings and Materials Webpage 

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:

Connecticut Map of Towns highlighting towns within CCSMM   
 Participating Jurisdictions in CCSMM (as of December 2, 2020)
CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection        
 Ansonia  Deep River  Harwinton  New London   Salem  Washington
 Barkhamsted  Durham  Kent  Newtown  Salisbury  Waterbury
 Bethel  East Granby  Killingly  North Haven
 Sharon  West Hartford
 Bethlehem  East Hartford  Litchfield  North Stonington  Southington  Westbrook
 Bloomfield  Ellington  Madison  Old Lyme  Stonington  Weston
 Branford  Essex  Manchester  Old Saybrook  Stratford  Westport
 Bridgeport  Farmington  Mansfield  Oxford  Suffield  Wethersfield
 Bristol  Granby  Middlefield  Pomfret  Thomaston  Windham
 Brookfield  Greenwich   Middletown  Portland  Torrington Windsor Locks
 Canterbury  Guilford  Montville  Ridgefield  Vernon  Woodstock 
 Canton  Haddam  New Britain  Rocky Hill  Voluntown  
 Clinton  Hartford  New Fairfield  Roxbury
 Coventry     New Haven        
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 December 2020