The Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) held six meetings over the winter to seek comment from citizens, businesses, municipal officials and other stakeholders as it prepares to develop an updated Solid Waster Master Plan (SWMP) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  As a follow-up to the stakeholder meetings, MassDEP has convened seven workgroups to support and inform the development of a new SWMP.  Each workgroup will meet up to three times during late February and March.

Scopes of Work for SWMP Workgroups (PDF) pdf format of    Scopes of Work for SWMP Workgroups (PDF)

Solid Waste Master Plan Workgroups and Meeting Schedules: February and March 2009 pdf format of    Solid Waste Master Plan Workgroups and Meeting Schedule

MassDEP scheduled a series of workgroup meetings to support and inform MassDEP’s development of a new Solid Waste
Master Plan for Massachusetts. MassDEP established seven separate workgroups, each of which met up to three times during late February and March 2009. These focused workgroup meetings were a follow-up to the six more general meetings MassDEP held around the state.

Education Workgroup

Education Workgroup Meeting Schedule & Agenda (PDF) pdf format of    Education Workgroup Meeting Schedule & Agenda (PDF)

Education Workgroup Notes from Meeting of February 26, 2009 (PDF) pdf format of    Education Workgroup Meeting Notes 2/26/2009 (PDF)

Draft Strategy: Educating Massachusetts About Recycling (PDF) pdf format of    Educating Massachusetts About Recycling (PDF)

Market Development/State Purchasing Workgroup

List of Recycling Market Development Resources (PDF) pdf format of    Recycling Market Development Resources (PDF)

Municipal Capacity Building/Regionalization Workgroup

Municipal Capacity Building/Regionalization Workgroup Summary Points (PDF) pdf format of    Capacity Building Workgroup Summary (PDF)

Performance & Viability of Technologies for Residual Waste Workgroup

Updated - Processing Technology Comparison Worksheet (PDF) pdf format of    Processing Technology Comparison Worksheet (PDF)

Potential 2020 Scenarios for Waste Generation, Recycling & Remaining Material (PDF) pdf format of    Waste Generation & Recycling in 2020 (PDF)   

Reducing Waste Generation Workgroup

Reducing Waste Generation Workgroup Summary Points (PDF) pdf format of    Reducing Waste Generation Workgroup Summary (PDF)

Siting Waste Diversion Facilities Workgroup

Met on March 11 and 25, 2009 and February 25, 2009

Waste Bans/Business Recycling Workgroup

Final Work Group Report, April 2009 (PDF) pdf format of    Final Work Group Report, April 2009 (PDF)