Comprehensive Solid Waste Master Plan Update

The State of Rhode Island Division of Planning is in the process of assisting the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation in updating the Rhode Island Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan, an element of the State Guide Plan. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for updating the element has been executed with the Corporation and RI DEM Office of Waste Management.  The MOU sets forth the Element’s content requirements, procedures to be followed, how expenses are to be covered by the appropriate responsible parties, the State Guide Plan requirements and the various technical and advisory stakeholder groups to be created for the process. Please visit to see updates on the process, documents produced, and a schedule of public meetings.