Extended Producer Responsibility Program

​Extended Producer Responsibility Program

The Maryland Department of the Environment is establishing a packaging Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program for the state. The EPR program was established by Senate Bill 222 (9-2501 through 9-2510​ of the Environment Article, Annotated Code of Maryland), that was passed in the 2023 Gene​ral Assembly.


Advisory Council Meeting 1
Thursday, May 30 · 9:00 – 11:00am
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​Recycling Needs Assessment

Recycling Needs Assessment Request for Proposal​  

MDE Requirements Under EPR

  • ​Select a Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO). 
    • ​In October 2023, MDE announced that Circular Action Alliance would act as the single packaging PRO in the State of Maryland.
  • Conduct a Recycling Needs Assessment.
    • ​In February 2024, the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Recycling Needs Assessment was issued. Vendors can submit proposals by March 15, 2024. For questions on the RFP contact June Dwyer.
  • ​Convene an EPR Advisory Committee. 
    • MDE has announced the members of the EPR Advisory Committee. 
      • Lee Zimmerman - Frederick County on behalf of MACo
      • John Neyman - Republic Services
      • Frankie Sherman - Charles County
      • Chris Pilzer - WM
      • Eileen Kao - Montgomery County
      • Angie Web​b - Maryland Environmental Service
      • Vinnie Bevivino - Bioenergy Devco
      • Michael Okoroafor - McCormick
      • Ellen Valentino - MD-DE-DC Beverage Association
      • Mario Minor - Market Fresh Gourmet
      • Scott DeFife - Glass Packaging Institute
      • Dan Felton - Ameripen
      • Abigail Sztein - America Forest and Paper Association
      • Delphine Dahan Kocher - Constellium
      • Peter Hargreave - Circular Action Alliance
      • Chaz Miller - Maryland Recycling Network
      • Shari Wilson - Trash Free Maryland
      • Martha Ainsworth - Sierra Club
      • Crystal Faison - Shepherd Design and Construction
      • Miguel Lambert - Repurpose Aggregates
      • Gurcharan Singh - WAH Global

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