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(Click on the picture above to learn more and to view the presentation presented at the public meetings.)

In cooperation with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and their waste reduction initiatives, the Department of Public Works and the Town is carefully examining how a SMART program would work and the goal is to create a system that will be cost effective and provide the most financial benefit to residents. 

According to the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), SMART is a low-cost strategy that can help Connecticut municipalities achieve the State Solid Waste Management Plan target of doubling the state’s source reduction/recycling rate from 30% (2005 estimated recycling rate) to 58% by 2024. 

We anticipate a robust public discussion, informational sessions, and communication with the community prior to any changes in the way we provide waste services to the Town.

Please check back for news and upcoming discussions regarding SMART.

Here are some links that provide good information on waste reduction initiatives:

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