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Municipal Recycling Resource Center

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"We won't have a society if we destroy the environment."  ~ Margaret Mead

As the recycling and waste management leader in your community, we want you to have access to important information, useful tools and resources that are easy to find.  This page is a gateway to materials management information pertinent to municipalities.  The DEEP seeks to ensure that up-to-date recycling information is available to the public.  If you are a public official, please take a moment to review and update the information we have about your town on our Municipal Recycling Coordinator and E-waste Drop-Off web pages. We expect you to be in compliance with CT's solid waste laws and Comprehensive Materials Management Strategy (CMMS) requirements. The Department's top priority programs as outlined in CMMS include: 

  1. What's IN, What's OUT (WIWO)
  2. Save Money and Reduce Trash (SMART)
  3. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

NEW!  Archived Municipal Recycling Coordinators E-News and Webinars

NEW!  Municipal CMMS Compliance Outreach Materials

NEW!  Glass Pilot Program Materials 

Other Municipal Resources:

Municipal and Regional Grants and Technical Assistance SMART (PAYT) Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
What's IN, What's OUT Product Stewardship Solid Waste & Recycling Reporting Forms
What Do I Do With...? Municipal Recycling Coordinators Solid Waste & Recycling Data
Additional Municipal Recycling Resources

Related Topics

Full Cost Accounting
Solid Waste and Recycling Hauler Resources
Solid Waste 
Composting and Organics Recycling
Waste Permits and General Permits
Street Sweepings and Catch Basin Cleanings
Illegal Dumping
Litter
Beneficial Use

If you have questions, please call the DEEP Solid Waste Office at 860-424-3366.  If you know the name of the DEEP employee who can help you, use the staff finder.

Join the CT Recycling Coordinator Listserv. Share your ideas, resources, events and questions with others. Contact Sherill Baldwin to be added to the listserv.

Reduce/Reuse/Recycle

Disclaimer: The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) maintains the content on this web site to enhance public access to information and facilitate understanding of waste reduction, reuse and recycling. The DEEP is not recommending these resources over any others and recognizes these represent only a partial listing of resources on this subject.

Content Last Updated October, 2020