Solid Waste Management in Connecticut

Through Connecticut General Statutes Section 22a-228(b), Connecticut has formally adopted an integrated waste management hierarchy as a guiding framework for solid waste management efforts. Connecticut's system adheres to this hierarchy by emphasizing source reduction, recycling, composting, and energy recovery from solid waste, while relying on landfill disposal and incineration as a last resorts. The Connecticut Comprehensive Materials Management Strategy (CMMS) has replaced the former statewide Solid Waste Management Plan.  Critical to the successful implementation of the CMMS is the State Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee created to assist the Department in implementing the CMMS, identify emerging issues and solutions, and to participate in any revisions to the CMMS as necessary.  Please explore the solid waste web pages below to learn more about solid waste management in Connecticut.  Questions can be directed to the Solid Waste Office at 860-424-3366.  If you know the name of the DEEP employee who can help you, use the staff finder.
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Permitted Solid Waste Facilities
Solid Waste that Requires Special Handling
Statutes and Regulations

Content Last Updated January 2022