DEEP: Governors Recycling Work Group

Modernizing Recycling:
A Governor's Working Group
In April of 2012, Governor Dannel P. Malloy appointed the members of a working group to analyze and make recommendations on how the state can modernize its approach to recycling, reduce waste through improved materials management and lower costs for municipalities, residents, and businesses. The working group has established subcommittees to address these tasks. A final report outlining their recommendations is due on December 1, 2012.  The working group is being led by the Governor's Office in partnership with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and other state agencies.  For more information, please contact
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 Report of the Modernizing Recycling Working Group - NEW

With a few scheduling exceptions, the Governor's Working Group on Modernizing Recycling will meet on the second Tuesday of every month for the remainder of 2012 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Phoenix Auditorium at DEEP Headquarters at 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT.

 April  May June  July   Aug  Sept   Oct   Nov   Dec 
Working Group
 15 , 22  12a, 26 10 , 24    14 , 28  11 , 25  4b, 9 c, 16 13 , 20 , 27   4 , 11  
a Working lunch meeting from 12:30 - 2:00 during the Materials Management Summit #2
b Attendance at Materials Management Summit #3  
c Regularly scheduled meeting and listening session on same day
The working group was appointed by the Governor and includes representatives from municipalities, recycling and materials management, and members with finance and environmental backgrounds.  All members serve as volunteers.
 Name  Affiliation
Working Group Members
Dick Barlow
Town of Canton; Central Connecticut Solid Waste Authority (CCSWA)
Brian Bartram 
Towns of Sharon and Salisbury
Jonathan Bilmes 
Town of Enfield
Marian Chertow
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Marilynn Cruz-Aponte
City of Hartford 
Tom DeVivo 
Willimantic Waste Paper 
Sean Duffy 
Re-Community, Hartford 
Adrienne Houel 
Greater Bridgeport Enterprises, Inc./The Green Team, Bridgeport 
Mark Moriarty
City of New Britain
Mike Paine
National Solid Waste Management Assoc. (NSWMA); Paine's, Inc.
John Phetteplace
Town of Stonington; Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resource Recovery Authority (SCRRRA);  
Cheryl Reedy
Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority (HRRA)
Mike Walsh 
City of East Hartford  
Lyle Wray 
Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG)
State Agency Representatives
Liz Donohue Policy Director, Office of the Governor
Macky McCleary Deputy Commissioner of Environmental Quality, DEEP
Melissa Yeich Budget Analyst, Office of Policy & Management
Carmen Molina-Rios Dept. of Economic & Community Development
Ellen Blaschinski Dept. of Public Health
Two subcommittees have been established to address the tasks of the working group.  One will focus on Materials and Markets; and the other will focus on Systems and Infrastructure.
The following is a list of resources and meeting materials that have been provided to Working Group members during the course of their work.
 Plans and Studies
Recycling and Jobs in Massachusetts - A Study of Current and Future Workforce Needs (Perlmutter Associates, Green LMI, JFYNetWorks & Green Economy, March 2012)
2010 Recycling Economic Information Study Update for Illinois - Final Report  (DSM Environmental, November 2010)
 Statutes and Regulations
Recycling Laws and Regulations (DEEP Web Page - Contains links to all recycling laws & regs)
Public Act 10-87  (DEEP Web Page - Summarizes this Act which expanded and clarified CT recycling requirements)
Overview of CT Recycling Law Revisions  (DEEP Presentation, May 2010)
Public Act 11-217 (Commercial Organics Recycling Law)
 Data and Metrics
Solid Waste and Recycling Data  (DEEP Web Page of All Data)
Other Resources
Jobs Calculator, (Container Recycling Institute)
Building State-wide Capacity for Food Scrap Recycling  (DEEP Presentation on PA 11-217 to Massachusetts SWAC, June 2012)
Recycling Means Business: CT Signals Food Scrap Recycling Facilities Are Welcome   (Article, American Public Works Association Reporter, March 2012)
Governor's Recycling Working Group Workplan (Meeting Handout, Revised 7-3-12)
Back to Basics - Plastics Recycling Update's Survey of Plastic Processors  (May 2012)
Solid Waste Management & Municipal Finance (Presentation, DSM Environmental Services, 7-24-12)
Product Stewardship Presentation  (Scott Cassell, PSI, 8-14-12)
Product Stewardship Additional Resources (Meeting Handout, PSI, 8-14-12)
DEEP Recycling Market Development Webinar  (8-30-12)
Mission Point Capital Partners (Presentation, Mark Cirilli and Jeff Possick, 9-11-12)
An Overview of Waste-To-Energy in the U.S. Today (Presentation, Ted Michaels, Energy Recovery Council 9-11-12)
Venture Capital Investment Drivers in Recycling (Presentation. Liddy Karter, Enhanced Capitol, 9-11-12)
CRRA's Role and Value Today and Tomorrow (Presentation, Tom Kirk, Don Stein, 9-11-12)
CRRA Information Package (Supplemental Materials, 9-11-12)
EU Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Slide (Handout, Covanta, 9-11-12)
Solid Waste Policy Third Party Documents (Handout, Covanta, 9-11-12)
Hauler/Industry Overview & Thoughts  (Presentation, Steve Changaris, NSWMA, 10-9-12)
DEEP Solid Waste Management Roles & Responsibilities (Presentation, Diane Duva, DEEP, 10-16-12)
CRRA Functions (Presentation, Tom Kirk, CRRA, 10-16-12)
CRRA Matrix (Handout, 10-16-12)
DSM's Findings & Draft Recommendations (Presentation, DSM, 11-13-12)
DSM's Facilitated Discussion Slides  (Presentation, DSM, 11-13-12)
Setting Product Stewardship Priorities for CT (Briefing Document, PSI, 11-29-12)
Content Last Updated January 24, 2013