Article via the New Hampshire Bulletin

"A Department of Environmental Services official told an audience this week he expects the next few years will be a “watershed time” for solid waste work in New Hampshire.

Speaking during the Northeast Resource Recovery Association’s annual conference on Tuesday, Mike Wimsatt, Waste Management Division director at DES, said his agency is on its way to becoming better resourced and more equipped to tackle an issue that’s gained much attention across the state in recent years.

Wimsatt spoke during a panel discussion alongside other members of the state’s Solid Waste Working Group, including Chair Rep. Karen Ebel and Steve Poggi, director of disposal operations at Waste Management, a leading service provider. The statutory committee was formed in 2021 and issued its initial report last fall

“Unless you’ve been living under a trash can,” Ebel said, “you know that solid waste has really become front and center in the state.” Read more