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Solid Waste in New England

Solid Waste

Sustainable Materials Management Web Academy
The third Thursday of the month from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (Eastern Time) EPA presents a series on materials management through webinars related to EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Program. Learn about key issues, successful projects, and a variety of best management practices for creating stellar waste management programs.

At EPA New England, we are working to reduce the amount of solid waste being disposed through the promotion of source reduction, reuse, recycling and composting activities. Our current areas of focus are reducing and diverting food waste, composting, electronics (computers, monitors, TVs), greening federal facilities, and supporting zero waste communities and businesses. We fund grants and disseminate information to many organizations, agencies and citizens to help make our goals a reality.

Use the links and contacts below to access a wide range of useful information.

Sustainable Materials Management (SMM)
SMM is a systemic approach that seeks to reduce materials use and their associated environmental impacts over their entire life cycle, starting with extraction of natural resources and product design and ending with decisions on recycling or final disposal. This approach changes how we think about environmental protection and recognizes the impacts of the vast amount of materials we consume.

Sustainable Materials Management (SMM)

State Programs & Other Organizations
State agencies, regional associations, and more
  Grants & Cooperative Agreements

Reuse in New England
A resource guide to donation opportunities for businesses, local governments, and residents.

Special Topics:
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP)
Construction & Demolition Debris
Green Buildings
Electronic Waste
Scrap Tires

Contact us:

Robert Guillemin (guillemin.robert@epa.gov)
Environmentally preferable purchasing, federal green challenge, sustainability
  Christine Beling (beling.christine@epa.gov)
Electronics, construction and demolition debris, food recovery challenge, reuse, paper recycling
Anne H. Fenn (fenn.anne@epa.gov)
Federal green challenge
  Janet Bowen (bowen.janet@epa.gov)
Health care, food recovery challenge, WasteWise

EPA's Sustainable Materials Management Program EPA is collaborating with other federal agencies, businesses, and schools in key SMM challenges. EPA has chosen the following to demonstrate how the sustainable materials concept is moving the U.S. towards a more sustainable future. Learn how to become involved:

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