MassDEP Solid Waste Advisory Committee

This stakeholder group provides input to MassDEP on solid waste regulations, policies, and programs.

The Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) has 23 members who meet four times per year, generally in January, April, June and October.

Agenda & Meeting Information

Upcoming meeting(s) of the SWAC:

Thursday, January 23, 2020
1:00 p.m.
MassDEP Headquarters
One Winter Street, Second Floor
Boston, MA


1:00 - MassDEP Updates

  • Solid Waste Master Plan status update
  • Waste Ban inspections and enforcement update

 1:15 - Source Reduction & Reuse Working Group

  • Review and prioritize issues for discussion
  • Discuss how to obtain broader community and citizen engagement
  • Plan meeting schedule, locations, dates

1:50 - Discussion of Proposed Waste Ban Changes

  • Waste Ban Guidance changes: C&D Minimum Performance Standard policy & Solid Waste Facility implementation
  • Reduced threshold for commercial organic material
  • Mattresses
  • Textiles

3:30 - Adjourn

If you are unable to attend in person, you may participate by webinar. Register here.


For the Draft 2020 Solid Waste Master Plan presentation and webinar playback from the meeting of September 26, 2019, see the SWAC Archive.

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