ABOUT US

WHAT WE DO

The RecycleCT Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the importance of managing materials more sustainably through waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting.

We encourage people, government entities, businesses, schools and organizations to adopt these practices as part of their everyday lives or operations. RecycleCT provides statewide promotion of recycling; creates educational materials available for printing that can be co-branded by municipalities, haulers and others; conducts research, including a recent recycling economic information study; and offers grant programs.

Grants are available to help fund efforts that foster greater understanding of and promote action and engagement in waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting in Connecticut. Learn more about our Grants and Programs including our Annual Reports.

WHO WE ARE

The RecycleCT Foundation is a Connecticut based 501c3 nonprofit that was started as a result of legislation in 2014 through Public Act 14-94. RecycleCT was created to help bring Connecticut from an estimated 35% to a 60% diversion of solid waste from disposal by 2024, as described in the Connecticut Comprehensive Materials Management Strategy, adopted by CT DEEP in 2016.

Current RecycleCT Board members are:

Frank M. Antonacci, Jr.,

Manager
Murphy Road Recycling
Vice Chair, October 2018 – Present
April 2015 – Present

Jennifer Heaton-Jones

Executive Director
Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority
June 2017 – Present

Betsey Wingfield

Alternate Chair
CT DEEP

Thomas DeVivo

Vice President
Willimantic Waste Paper Co.
April 2015 – Present

Katie Dykes

Commissioner
CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Board Chair, April 2019 – Present
April 2019 – Present

Michael Ferro, III

General Manager – Taylor Reed
City Carting & Recycling
October 2018 – Present

Diane Lauricella

Solid Waste Consultant
February 2019 – Present

Kim O’Rourke

Recycling Coordinator
Town of Middletown
June 2017 – Present

Brian Paganini

Vice President & Managing Director
Quantum Biopower
Treasurer, October 2018 – Present
April 2015 – Present

Suzanne Huminski

Sustainability Coordinator
Southern Connecticut State University
August 2019 – Present

Current RecycleCT Advisory Council members are:

Aaron Charney

Attorney
February 2021 – Present
Appointed by Representative
Dorinda Borer

Katie Dykes

Commissioner
CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
April 2019 – Present

Regular and Special Meetings

Board Meetings

December 14, 2021: Board and Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
October 12, 2021: Minutes DRAFT
October 12, 2021: Board and Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
September 28, 2021: Annual Meeting Agenda
August 10, 2021: Minutes DRAFT
August 10, 2021: Board and Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
June 08, 2021: Minutes Approved

Subcommittee Meetings

September 16, 2021: Lee Sawyer Waste Reduction & Recycling Grant Subcommittee Meeting Agenda
September 19, 2021: Financial Subcommittee Meeting Meeting
September 19, 2021: Financial Subcommittee Meeting Agenda