MassDEP Organics Subcommittee

This stakeholder group provides input to MassDEP on organics, composting and conversion regulations, policies and programs.

A working group of the Solid Waste Advisory Committee, the Organics Subcommittee meets on a periodic basis. Its members were instrumental in helping develop the Massachusetts Organics Study & Action Plan (PDF).

See also: Composting & Organics

Agenda & Meeting Materials

The next meeting of the Organics Subcommittee will be held:

Thursday, December 7, 2017
10:00 a.m.
MassDEP Headquarters
2nd Floor Conference Room
One Winter Street
Boston, MA


  • MassDEP Progress Report on Food Waste Reduction and Capacity Growth - John Fischer, MassDEP

  • Initial Discussion of Solid Waste Master Plan Survey Responses & Priorities - John Fischer, MassDEP

  • ReFED Boston Food Waste Funders Initiative - Chris Cochran, ReFED

  • RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts & Green Team FY'17 Summary Report - Lorenzo Macaluso, CET 

  • Review & Discussion of Draft Food Waste Reduction BMPs - Josh Cook, Recycling Works in Massachusetts

If you are unable to attend in person, you may participate via webinar. Please register in advance. After registering, you will receive an email with instructions for accessing the webinar.

An archive of recent Organics Subcommittee meeting summaries and materials is available via the link below.

Additional Resources for Agenda & Meeting Materials


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