The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority is a quasi-public agency established by the state in 1973 to modernize Connecticut’s solid waste disposal. CRRA enabled the state to replace a patchwork of "town dumps" by making a major commitment to trash-to-energy and backing it with recycling and safe, modern, engineered lined landfills.
Today, CRRA’s mission is to work for – and in – the best interests of the municipalities of the State of Connecticut. CRRA’s board of directors and management team develop and implement environmentally sound solutions and best practices for solid waste disposal and recycling management on behalf of municipalities. CRRA's solid waste systems serve 75 Connecticut cities and towns. CRRA also runs environmental and recycling educational programs through the CRRA Trash Museum in Hartford.
Here at crra.org you’ll learn more about our efforts to protect the environment through state-of-the-art waste management, recycling and education. For an introduction to the principles of waste management, visit Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, Rethink. For specific guidance on how to manage your own waste and recyclables, check our town-by-town recycling guide. Participating towns has a contact number for each municipality served by CRRA.