Massachusetts cities and towns applying for Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) Technical Assistance Grants can receive up to 80 hours of recycling/solid waste or Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) planning assistance from a MassDEP Municipal Assistance Coordinator (MAC). MassDEP accepts applications three times per year: winter, summer and fall.


Minimum Eligibility Criteria

Before submitting a request for assistance, applicants must have completed the MassDEP Municipal Recycling & Solid Waste survey for the two previous calendar years on Re-TRAC Connect.

Complete & Submit a Request for Assistance

Applications for assistance must be filed through Re-TRAC Connect using the municipal account established for the municipality. If the above minimum eligibility criteria has not been met, the system will allow you to save a completed or partially completed application, but will not allow you to "Submit to MassDEP."

Recycling IQ Kit Program Assistance 

The Recycling IQ Kit was developed to provide you with steps, tools and resources to Increase the Quantity and Improve the Quality of  recycling in your community. Recycling IQ Kit program assistance includes outreach material production and distribution. If you are interested, contact your MAC to find out when you can apply via Re-TRAC Connect.  

Contact for More Information

Questions about the SMRP Technical Assistance Grant application process should be directed to the MAC who serves your community.