In 2002 the CRRA Board of Directors adopted a new mission statement. The mission statement was updated in 2008:
Our mission is to work for – and in – the best interests of the municipalities and residents of the State of Connecticut in developing and implementing environmentally sound solutions and best practices for solid waste disposal and recycling management on behalf of our constituents.
To effectuate this mission, CRRA will:
Maintain public accountability as we provide these essential public services in partnership with the private sector.
Adhere to all public policy, legislation, and regulations related to environmental standards for air, water, soils, solid waste and recycling.
Maintain a professional, safety-conscious and healthy work environment.
Focus on initiatives with long-term and sustainable economic and technical promise.