Connecticut’s 2016 Comprehensive Materials Management Strategy (CMMS) recognizes the
important role of municipalities in waste reduction and recycling, and refocuses state and local
efforts on helping municipalities meet existing statutory provisions and best management
Specifically, Goal 1 of the “CMMS Actions & Implementation” section of the CMMS
states: “Improve the performance of municipal recycling programs and reduce waste, including
increasing participation and compliance with mandatory recycling provisions.”
The CMMS, including the objectives that follow Goal 1, is available on the DEEP website. DEEP will, within available resources, continue to:
- provide support for municipalities, including state-led compliance assurance and enforcement of recycling laws
- encourage following and using the new statewide recycling guidelines outlined in the “What’s In, What’s Out” education resources and promotion campaign
- offer grant programs to support improvement to municipal diversion systems.
If you have any questions about meeting the requirements outlined in the CMMS or corrections
on data submitted to DEEP, please feel free to contact Peter Brunelli in the Sustainable Materials
Management Program at (860) 424-3536 or Peter.Brunelli@ct.gov.
For more information about DEEP Recycling Grants program and other efforts listed above, please visit the Municipal Recycling Resource webpage.