The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority is a quasi-public authority whose 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 is in the process of transforming the Hartford Landfill into a clean energy source. Photovoltaic solar panels atop the landfill will generate enough energy to power an estimated 1,000 homes at peak efficiency. Click here for more information about this project.
This American bald eagle and its family nest alongside the Connecticut River on the site of CRRA's Hartford trash-to-energy plant. Click here to see more images of these majestic birds.
CRRA was 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. 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.