February 2018
E-newsletter highlighting grant deadlines, upcoming workshops and available resources for municipal recycling and solid waste leaders.
 Carton Recycling

March 26, 2018

Wonder how to increase recycling efforts and how to help your schools recycle more?
Join us to learn about carton recycling. The Carton Council has assisted numerous communities and schools with adding cartons to recycling programs with the benefit of increasing recycling while teaching the next generation of recyclers. This webinar will also highlight programs the Carton Council is supporting in the HRRA region and Middletown.

To make this truly beneficial, there will be dedicated Q&A time for you to ask questions.

Barbara Heineken, Carton Council Representative from Resource Recycling Systems (RRS)
Jen Heaton-Jones, Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority
Kim O'Rourke, City of Middletown

Sherill Baldwin, CT DEEP

  • Learn which food and beverage products come in cartons and tips to make carton recycling easy.
  • Learn about the Carton Council and their resources including small grants.
  • Hear from CT recycling coordinators working with the Carton Council to improve residential and school carton recycling.
  • Time for your questions.

Note, plan to join the webinar by phone or audio headset if you can be part of the conversation and ask your questions directly. Questions can also be typed during the webinar.

Join this upcoming webinar/conference call.

Who should attend?
• DPW Directors
• Recycling coordinators
• Solid Waste/Recycling committees
• K12 School Administrators
• Sustainability Coordinators
• Administrators of hospitals, or other businesses with cafeterias
Follow - Up
Be SMART About Your Trash

Thanks for participating in the Be SMART About Trash and Recycling Webinar on January 22. 

To learn more about SMART from a municipal perspective, please visit:

Please contact Jennifer Weymouth at Jennifer.Weymouth@ct.gov if you have any questions or wish to participate in the Waste Zero analysis. 
Promotional Resources
Product Stewardship Institute
Phone Book Opt-Out Toolkit
Phone Book Deliveries

By opting out of receiving phone books, your community can quickly reduce its environmental footprint and send an important message to publishers about wasteful distribution.

Free Social Media Downloads
Gallery of graphics
Facebook postings
Twitter postings
What's IN, What's OUT

Gallery of graphics

Invoice Inserts & more
Tools to Help You Promote Carton Recycling

The Carton Council teamed up with activist and actress Annabelle Gurwitch to promote the importance of recycling food and beverage cartons. Check out the video below and feel free to download it and use it in your outreach efforts!

Includes social media posts, photographs and a video.
Have an idea or topic for future municipal recycling conference call/webinar? Email Sherill Baldwin to share your idea for learning opportunities for you and your recycling colleagues.
     Upcoming Events:

February 13, 2018 - 11am-12pm - Recycling Markets Update, with Chaz Miller webinar. Hosted by CT Recyclers Coalition. Free.

February 27, 2018 - 9:30-11:30am - State Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee. CT DEEP, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT - McCarthy Auditorium.  Upcoming meeting agenda and past presentations.

February 27, 2018 - 1:30-3:00pm - Best Practices for Bed Bug Management of Used Mattresses, Bedding and Upholstered Furniture Businesses . Workshop to Support the CT Reuse and Recycling Industries. CT DEEP, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT - McCarthy Auditorium. Meet in person or join by webinar. Sponsored by the CT Agricultural Experiment Station, CT Council Against Bed Bugs, Mattress Recycling Council and CT DEEP.

March 5, 2018 - 2:00-3:00pm - Using What's IN, What's OUT Tools & Resources  webinar. Haulers, collectors, facility operators and transfer stations attendants are encouraged to attend.  Hosted by CT DEEP.

March 26, 2018 - 3:00-4:00pm -  Carton Recycling: They're IN! webinar. Learn how to increase carton recycling. Hosted by CT DEEP.
CT DEEP | Source Reduction & Recycling Group | 860-424-4193 | www.ct.gov/deep/recycle