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SMART Ways to Reduce Trash – While Saving Money and the Environment

Municipal Training WEBINAR

Thursday, June 11, 2020

SMART Ways to Reduce Trash – While Saving Money and the Environment


9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Connecticut has a major opportunity to reduce residential trash generation, all while saving money and benefitting the environment. “Save Money and Reduce Trash” (SMART) is a strategy that charges residents for waste disposal, based on the amount thrown away. In Connecticut, over 40 municipalities have been working to evaluate the benefits and feasibility of implementing a local SMART program. Join the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Waste Zero and Sustainable CT for this informative workshop to learn how SMART works, hear from peer municipalities that have implemented SMART, how to calculate key metrics on your community’s waste generation, and how to earn points for your efforts in Sustainable CT under action 7.6.

After the formal program concludes, we invite you to optional, small group break-out sessions for questions, answers and discussion. You will be able to select among the following break-outs:

1. The municipal experience of implementing SMART.
2. A deeper dive into understanding SMART and calculating your municipality’s specific numbers on residential solid waste generation per capita.
3. Receiving free technical assistance via CT DEEP and earning points in Sustainable CT.

Links will be provided via the chat box feature during the main presentation to join the optional opportunity to continue the conversation.


  • Understand how SMART works and the merits and myths of SMART.
  • Learn from the experience of other municipalities that have implemented SMART.
  • Calculate per capita residential solid waste generation for your municipality.


CCM PRESENTER back to top

Kristen Brown
Waste Zero

Jennifer Weymouth
CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Alyssa Norwood
Sustainable CT

Municipal staff representatives, sharing on their experience of implementing SMART



  • First Selectmen, Mayors, Town/City Managers
  • Finance Personnel
  • Public Works Personnel
  • Boards/Commissions/Committees

HOW TO REGISTER back to top

CLICK HERE to be redirected to GoToWebinar, where attendees can register. 

Please contact CCM Training at or call (203) 498-3037.

CCMO back to top

Due to current conditions, CCM is not holding in-person trainings for participants in the CCMO program to earn credit hours. However, CCM would still like to provide opportunities to work toward completion in the program. 

Participants have the opportunity to earn CCMO credit hours by watching and participating in this webinar:

  • Watching this webinar live is good for 1 credit hour of Community Development.
  • Completing the short quiz that will be sent to attendees following the webinar is good for 2 credit hours of Community Development. 



Fine Print back to top

UPDATES & CHANGES: Last minute changes and updates, weather postponements, cancellations, etc. will be posted on this page

CANCELLATION POLICY: We understand your schedule may change. Please let us know if you have registered and can no longer attend.

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