MassDEP Reduce & Reuse (R&R) Working Group

A forum for discussion of source reduction and reuse regulations, policies, and programs in Massachusetts.

The R&R Working Group was established to help in the development of a MassDEP Strategic Reduce and Reuse Action Plan as outlined in the 2030 Solid Waste Master Plan. The working group is open to anyone interested in providing input on source reduction, reuse, and repair strategy in Massachusetts, and keeping informed of new policy and program developments.

News & Updates

March 2023

Deconstruction Workgroup video playback and presentations are available here.

February 2023

Reduce & Reuse Meeting video playback and presentations are available here.

December 2021

MassDEP released its final Reduce & Reuse Action Plan, which the agency committed to develop and update, with input from the R&R Working Group, as part of its 2030 Solid Waste Master Plan.

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Agenda & Meeting Materials

The next virtual meeting of the MassDEP Reduce & Reuse Working Group is scheduled for:

1:00 pm
Via Webinar*


To be posted here when available.

The next virtual meeting of the MassDEP Deconstruction Workgroup is scheduled for:

June 7, 2023
1:30 pm
Via Webinar*


Climate, Culture & Community:
• How Deconstruction and Building Materials Reuse Preserve Historic Spaces and Lower Our Carbon Footprint

Please pre-register here if you wish to participate. After signing up, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the call.

*Out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these meetings will continue to be held virtually via webinar only. 

Thank you for your cooperation and support as the Commonwealth works to address this public health issue. Learn more

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