Welcome to the Connecticut Recyclers Coalition!
The CRC is Connecticut’s foremost organization for businesses, municipalities, professionals and citizens involved with recycling, composting and other sustainable materials management practices. CRC's membership includes corporate, municipal, institutional and private members working to advance Connecticut's recycling and materials management programs and services on both the local and state levels. Formed in 1989, CRC assists members in improving the efficacy of their own programs, educating the community and advocating policies and programs that make recycling more effective, economical and robust throughout the State.
CRC's 2018 Annual Business Meeting
Friday, September 14, 2018
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Stony Creek Brewery, Branford, Connecticut
Keynote Panel: State of the Recycling Markets
Mallory Szczepanski, Editorial Director, Waste360 &
Cole Rosengren, Senior Reporter, Wastedive
The CRC seeks your nominations for outstanding CT recyclers who will be recognized at CRC's 2018 Annual Meeting at Stony Creek Brewery in Branford, CT on Friday, September 14, 2018, from 10AM-1PM.
The three award categories are:
Outstanding Municipal Recycler
CT Innovative Recycler
CT Government Recycling Champion
Submit your nominations using the online form available HERE on or before 5PM on Friday, August 10, 2018.
Recap of July 10th Breakfast Series Event on Fracking Waste in CT
No Frills Tours
Even for a small state like Connecticut, there are a great many recycling and materials management businesses. NFTs provide members with on-site educational and networking opportunities.
Public Act 18-181, Section 12 authorizes a 2-year pilot program for municipalities to collect glass separately from blue bin "curbside" recyclables. The legislation seeks to test the efficacy of removing glass from the blue bin to improve the quality of glass recaptured as well as the quality of the other recyclables in the blue bin.
The pilot is under the direction of DEEP and may go live on or after October 1, 2018.
Did You Know?
Connecticut disposes over 2 million tons of trash and nearly 1 million tons of Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste each year. Of that material, 1.25 million tons, or about 35% of all discarded material, is recycled. Connecticut has a statewide goal to increase the recycling rate from 35% to 60% by 2024.