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 is designed to provide steps, tools and resources for improving the quality of your recycling program. Apply for Recycling IQ Kit Program assistance via Re-TRAC ConnectAdditional Requirement: Download, complete and attach the Recycling IQ Kit Assessment Tool to your ReTRAC Connect application. The Recycling IQ Kit is open source and available for use by municipalities, at their own expense, at any time.  

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 2016 SMRP Technical Assistance Grant Application  pdf format of Reference Copy: SMRP Technical Assistance Application
to use as a guide while competing 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.