John Fischer is Deputy Division Director for Solid Waste Materials Management at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). In this position, he oversees MassDEP’s development and implementation of the Solid Waste Master Plan, including MassDEP’s regulatory, permitting, compliance and grant and assistance programs to manage solid waste and advance waste reduction, recycling, and composting in Massachusetts.  He has been with MassDEP since 1998.  John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Ecology from Connecticut College and a Master’s in City Planning, focusing on Environmental Policy and Planning, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.