CT Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) meeting
June 29, 2021 (formerly June 22)
9:30am - 11:30am ET

Agenda topics will include:
  • Legislative Session update, Harrison Nantz, CT DEEP, Office of Policy and Legislative Programs
  • Recycling Markets update, Chaz Miller, Semi-Retired, National Waste & Recycling Association
  • CT DEEP staff updates, including solid waste permitting, and RecycleCT

Full agenda will be posted here soon.
Full Coalition Meeting
Friday, July 16, 2021
1:00pm - 3:00pm

It's been six months since we completed the CCSMM Menu of Options and since April when we met as a Full Coalition. Join us to hear a legislative update, funding opportunities and time for Coalition members to share recent initiatives.

AGENDA coming soon.

SMM Learning Series

Recycling Resources to Educate and Engage Residents
July 28, 2021
1:00pm – 2:30pm ET

Kathy Boucher, Decker Creative
Emily Welch, CT DEEP
Sherill Baldwin, CT DEEP

Learn about the importance of promoting recycling and ways to help residents understand how to #RecycleRight using new materials created by RecycleCT and CT DEEP. There will be opportunities to ask questions and share resources you've created that have made an impact or materials others can also use incl. videos, signage, messaging. Please plan to share your ideas and initiatives.

Learning Series program topics are based on priorities in the CCSMM survey results and the Menu of Options. They seek to be educational, engaging and provide needed resources to implement programs and are engaging.
Sustainable Materials Management
Employment Opportunities at DEEP

Energy and Environmental Protection Office Director (Program)
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is seeking to hire an Office Director to provide bureau-wide planning and policy development and strategic waste and capacity planning for the Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance (MMCA). 

Materials Management and Compliance Assurance
Energy and Environmental Protection Bureau Chief
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is currently seeking to hire a Bureau Chief to lead the Materials Management and Compliance Assurance Bureau in innovatively fulfilling its important mission and to be a part of DEEP’s senior leadership team. The Bureau Chief of the MMCA directs the operation of three divisions: Waste Engineering and Enforcement, Water Permitting and Enforcement, and Emergency Response and Spill Prevention. 

Environmental Intern
The MMCA Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division/Hazardous and Solid Waste Regulatory Program has a current opportunity for an Environmental Intern. This is a permanent position with a one-year training classification and upon successful completion of the training period, the candidate will be promoted to an Environmental Analyst 1.
Lee Sawyer Community Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant

Proposals due June 30, 2021, 5:00pm ET.

Missed the information session? Access the recording of the RecycleCT Lee Sawyer CWCR Grant Information Session and also the powerpoint presentation.
Missed the Last Learning Series?

Deconstruction: Where to Begin for a Municipal Program to Reduce Demolition Waste (April 2021)
Joe DeRisi, Urbanmining and Town of Hamden, Connecticut
Stephanie Phillips, City of San Antonio, Texas
Shawn Woods, City of Portland, Oregon.

Recording, powerpoint presentations and additional handouts and resources mentioned during the program found on the Archived Municipal Recycling Coordinator E-News and Webinars.
Any towns that are not part of CCSMM can join at any time by reaching out to Chris Nelson.
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