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.
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.
Market Development/State Purchasing Workgroup
Municipal Capacity Building/Regionalization Workgroup
Performance & Viability of Technologies for Residual Waste Workgroup
Reducing Waste Generation Workgroup
Siting Waste Diversion Facilities Workgroup
Met on March 11 and 25, 2009 and February 25, 2009
Waste Bans/Business Recycling Workgroup