Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management
Full Cost Accounting Survey
In the summer of 2008, the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) surveyed municipalities to gather information on municipal solid waste management i.e. how municipalities manage their MSW; the costs involved; and how those costs are paid for. This provided a baseline of the state’s municipal MSW full cost accounting landscape. Survey results can provide guidance to municipalities as they make decisions on how best to increase their recycling/source reduction rates and manage their remaining solid waste in an effective, efficient, cost effective, and environmentally preferable manner.
Over 150 municipalities have completed the survey as of 8/11/09. If your town has not responded or has not submitted a complete survey, please download the survey form, complete it, and fax it back to Judy Belaval 860-424-4081 (fax).
Towns That Have Not Submitted a Survey Response as of August 11, 2009:
Towns That Submitted Blank Survey Responses:
The survey was administered through SurveyMonkey, an online tool for creating surveys. A link to the survey was sent via email to chief elected officials from all 169 cities and towns.
The following reports were compiled from individual municipal responses to selected questions from the survey. The compilation of this data is only as accurate as the responses provided by survey participants and represents a 2007/2008 snapshot of municipal solid waste management. If you notice inaccurate 2007/2008 information in these reports for your municipality, please notify Judy Belaval at 860-424-3237 so that corrections to the data can be made. You can also contact Judy to obtain additional information compiled from the surveys.
Summary of Survey Results
DEEP has prepared a slide presentation summarizing the survey results. NOTE: This slide presentation is based on the 2008 survey data as of 8/24/09 and will be updated as more information is gathered and analyzed.
For more information, contact Judy Belaval at 860-424-3237.
Content Last Updated September 2, 2009