RECYCLING PROJECT UNDERWAY
Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Art Brown, Jr., reminded
growers that the 1999 greenhouse and nursery film
collection and recycling program is under way through
June 1, 1999. Participating growers can take their
clean film to either of the two NJDA-approved collection
sites in Cumberland County, East Coast Recycling
in Millville and the Cumberland County Improvement
Authority in Deerfield.
is the third year we've offered the greenhouse and
nursery film collection program," Brown said. "Thanks
to this program, we kept almost 735,000 pounds of
film out of landfills and recycled it for other uses."
program is open to all growers throughout New Jersey.
Growers can use commercial contractors to haul the
material to the collection sites or they can transport
the material in their own vehicles WITHOUT a solid
waste transport permit from the NJDEP. Growers with
small quantities of film are encouraged to work together
to collect a quantity of film, which can be economically
transported to the collection sites.
to Brown, New Jersey's program serves as a model
for other states.
had a number of inquiries about how we developed
and implemented our film collection and recycling
program," Brown said. "We tell them the most important
thing is to create a partnership of growers, industry
and government to streamline the regulatory and operational
white and clear nursery film and clear multi-season
(two-year, three-year and four-year) greenhouse covers
can be recycled. Film must be free of lathing, staples
and saran. Loads containing other agricultural plastics,
such as bags, mulch film, shrink film, stretch film
or ground cover film, will be rejected at the collection
sites. "In previous years, New Jersey growers did
a tremendous job of maintaining good quality control
on the film they recylcled," Brown noted. "It is
imperative that growers be diligent to insure that
the film is as clean as possible. Clean film is much
easier to market, especially at times like this when
the market for used film is slow."
has received a grant from NJDEP to offset a portion
of the program's operating cost. During the 1999
program, approved collection sites will receive a
partial reimbursement for their collection and baling
costs based on the volume of film recycled by New
Jersey growers. The collection sites will only receive
reimbursement for the film generated by New Jersey
additional information on the nursery and greenhouse
film recycling project, growers can contact NJDA
at (609) 984-2506; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org;
call the New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association
at (609) 291-7070; or call AT Plastics at 1-800-661-3606.
1999 APPROVED COLLECTION SITES FOR
GREENHOUSE & NURSERY FILM
COUNTY SOLID WASTE COMPLEX
169 Jesse Bridge Road
Deerfield, New Jersey
to delivery of the film, all growers MUST call the Authority to
establish an account. In addition, growers using a licensed solid waste
hauler MUST inform the Authority prior to delivery in order t
maintain proper billing and documentation.
of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 3:30 pm, Saturday by appointment
Tipping Fees: $10.00 per ton
Services: Additional services are available on a case-by-case basis.
Contact the Authority with special needs.
COAST RECYCLING ASSOCIATES
must be rolled into manageable bundles. If a grower chooses to
tie the bundle (not required), the tie MUST be made of greenhouse
film. Material MUST be free from all debris including wood,
shrink wrap, nails and any other material foreign to said film.
which is dirty or not properly prepared will be rejected.
Millville Industrial Park
1801 Eden Road
Millville, New Jersey
of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:30 am -4:00 pm
Tipping Fees: $0.00
must be bundled and tied (the tie MUST be made of greenhouse
film ) OR placed in boxes on pallets. Material MUST be
free of any debris including, but not limited to, wood, stones,
dirt, etc. Film which is dirty or not properly prepared will be
the time of delivery, or as soon thereafter as practical, the material
will be weighed and a ticket issued stating the weight, less any
pallets and boxes.