A Few Words About Us
Our mission at the Bristol Resource Recovery Operating Committee (BRRFOC) is to represent Bristol Facility Policy Board’s communities in administering their municipal solid waste disposal process in the safest and most cost effective manner possible.
In carrying our mission, we strive to:
- Improve the environment
- Effectively fulfill our municipal responsibility for garbage and recycling
- Minimize costs to our member communities
Since its founding in 1980, our board has provided various municipalities with expert support and knowledge to navigate the challenges of responsibly disposing of their municipal waste.
From our coastal communities on the shoreline, to our forested communities in the foothills of the Berkshires, BRRFOC is here to support our participating municipalities with responsible waste disposal with options such as the waste-to-energy facility Covanta and our biannual hazardous household waste collections.
In the spirit of collaboration and cooperation as well as fair-representation, each member community in Bristol Facility Policy Board appoints one representative and one alternate to serve on the respective Committees.
As singer-songwriter Bob Dylan put it, "the times they are a changin'" and eco-responsibility is here to stay. The biggest impact we can make is at our point-of-purchase; choose less packaging when possible, purchase products supplied with recycled material packaging; choose biodegradable plastics (ie biodegradable dog waste bags) when possible. Thank you for committing to responsible waste disposal.
All members and alternates serve on a voluntary basis, devote their time to meetings of the Committees and Subcommittees on behalf of their respective towns, and receive no compensation from Bristol Facility Policy Board. The Board provides active, hands-on oversight for all operations of the two organizations, including fiduciary administration of reserves and investments, establishing rates and budgets, scheduling and on-site management of waste collection events, and other functions.
Policy Board President
Mayor, Town of Wolcott
Mayor Thomas G. Dunn was born, raised and educated in Wolcott. Prior to being elected mayor in November 2003, Dunn served three consecutive terms on the Town Council, the last as majority leader.
Mark J. Sciota
Policy Board Vice President
Manager, Town of Southington
Mark J. Sciota was hired as the Town Manager on December 11, 2017. Sciota served as town attorney and had been deputy town manager for 10 years.
Policy Board Treasurer
Mayor, City of Bristol
Mayor Zoppo-Sassu has been involved in Bristol politics most of her life and has dedicated herself to making Bristol a great place to live and work.
Policy Board Secretary
Manager, Town of Berlin
Denise McNair was named town manager of Berlin in November 2008 after four months of service as interim town manager and 15 years as the town’s tax collector.