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.

NEW for 2017: 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. Apply for Recycling IQ Kit program assistance, which may include help with outreach material production and distribution, via Re-TRAC Connect. Note: You will need to download, complete and attach the Recycling IQ Kit Assessment Tool to your Re-TRAC Connect application. 

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

Before submitting a request for assistance, applicants must have completed the MassDEP Municipal Recycling & Solid Waste survey for calendar years 2015 and 2016 at 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."

Reference Copy of Application

You may download and print a Reference Copy of 2017 SMRP Technical Assistance Grant Application  pdf format of Reference Copy: SMRP Technical Assistance Application
to use as a guide while completing your application online via Re-TRAC Connect, but do not attempt to submit this reference version in any format. MassDEP does NOT accept applications submitted by mail, fax or email attachment. Only applications submitted via Re-TRAC Connect will be accepted. Questions about the application process should be directed to the MAC who serves your community.