NEW: Full Coalition Meeting - Save the Date
April 1, 2021 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Agenda TBA soon, focus will include legislative updates.


Organics Infrastructure Initiative

The Kick-Off Organics Infrastructure Forum was successfully held Friday, February 26, 2021. The goal is to advance coordinated efforts to support more organics infrastructure and services to support processing of organics material, and diversion of organic material from MSW, that is accessible to communities across the State. As part of the Food Scraps/ Organics Collection & Diversion working group's recommendation, this forum worked to continue dialogue between municipalities and key stakeholders on issues surrounding infrastructure and services for organics collection and processing.

If you attended the forum, or after your watch the recording, please consider responding to our Public Comment/Feedback Survey.


Municipal Recycling Learning Series 

Another outcome of CCSMM is a series of workshops and programs designed to help municipalities implement new or expand existing projects and programs. Topics are based on priorities in the CCSMM survey results and the Menu of Options that municipal members created.

Learning Series programs will be educational, engaging and provide needed resources to implement programs and are engaging.
Municipal Tools for Change: CT Waste Hauler/Collector Registration
March 22, 2021 - 2:00pm
Speakers Include: Chris Nelson, CT DEEP; Kim O'Rourke, City of Middletown; Jennifer Heaton-Jones, HRRA
Collecting Food Scraps in Town - Residential & Commercial
April 5, 2021 - 2:00pm
Speakers Include: Julie DesChamps, Town of Greenwich, Carolyn Bayne, Town of Darien and Kim O'Rourke, City of Middletown.
Upcoming topics in the Learning Series includes: Co-collection of organics and trash; Community Composting; School Recycling: Focus on Cartons


NEW: Client Concierge Service and Permit Assistance
As part of the Commissioner Dyke's 20BY20 initiative focused on improving predictability, efficiency, and transparency, in March of 2020 DEEP launched the Client Concierge Service (20BY20 Goal #12), a central point of contact to guide applicants through the environmental permitting and review process for complex, multiple-permit projects in a timely manner. The Concierge Team facilitates communication between DEEP's stakeholders and permitting programs within DEEP and between DEEP and other State agencies. 

Please see our new two-minute Client Concierge and Permit Assistance Video, to find out how the Concierge Team can help you with your waste permitting needs. Also, we've just published the Farm-Based Anaerobic Digester environmental permitting factsheet to support permitting of waste organic infrastructure in CT!
Want to stay up to date with Client Concierge Service and Permit Assistance?
Please sign up here to receive regular emails from the Concierge Team!

Any towns that are not part of CCSMM can join at any time by reaching out to Chris Nelson.
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