The Waste Management Program provides recycling and organic waste diversion and avoided cost services for the Department and selected municipalities. The program employs up to 1100 inmates at various levels in facilities and regional recycling processing centers.
Food Waste composting operations are located throughout the State and generally outside facility security perimeters.
The Waste Management Program has as its goals to:
- Provide solid waste disposal cost avoidance to the Department through procurement, recycling and organic waste composting strategies.
- Provide statutory compliance with solid waste regulations and benign environmental stewardship waste management practices.
- Provide relevant and productive inmate work experiences.
Must meet security status for area, may be outside clearance in the case
of regional centers and compost operations.
Must meet educational and behavior classification (outside clearance) for work assignment.
Grade 2 - no requirement
Grade 3 - GED or 8th Grade or enrolled in GED
Grade 4 - GED or High School Diploma
- Compost Operator
- Facility Recycling Crew
- Housing Unit Recycling Porter
- Recycling Equipment Operator
- Regional Recycling Processing Center Crew
In some facilities recycling activities are delegated to grounds crews or
Regional Recycling Centers carry designated work crews and inmates are paid an industry wage on an hourly basis.
MJOT evaluation by supervisor.
Recycling activities take place at all facilities.
Composting operations are generally located outside the security perimeter at 29 facilities:
Regional Recycling Centers are located at: