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A Few Words About Us

Our Mission


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

Our Board

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.


Tom Dunn

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.


Ellen Zoppo-Sassu

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.

Denise McNair

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.