& Hazardous Waste Program Recycling
About the Bureau of Recycling and Planning
The Bureau of Recycling and
The Bureau of Recycling and Planning is part of the Department of Environmental
Protection’s Solid and Hazardous Waste Program. It is comprised
of three units – the Recycling and Market Development unit, the
Grants, Loans and Data unit and the Planning unit.
Guy Watson, Chief
The Recycling and Market Development Unit
The Recycling and Market Development Unit addresses
a wide variety of issues pertaining to recycling, waste reduction and
recycled product procurement. Among other activities, the unit helps create
and expand end markets for recyclable materials, promotes source reduction
(also referred to as waste reduction) and product stewardship, coordinates
the activities of the New Jersey WasteWise Business Network, develops
educational and promotional initiatives on behalf of recycling and supports
the purchase of recycled products.
Grants, Loan and Data Unit
The Grants, Loan and Data Unit administers the recycling tonnage
grant and reporting program, the local tire management fund and the Solid
Waste Services Tax grant program. In addition, the unit manages the solid
waste facility disposal tonnage data system. Using this information, the
unit generates useful statistics pertaining to recycling and solid waste
management in New Jersey.
Ed Nieliwocki, Contract Administrator – Other Grants and
The Planning Unit
The Planning Unit oversees the county and state solid waste management
planning processes. County solid waste and recycling plans and amendments
are reviewed by the Planning unit, which also circulates these plans to
a number of state level review agencies. The unit also coordinates the
activities of the State Solid Waste Advisory Council and oversees the
development and updating of the Statewide Solid Waste Management Plan.
Bob Goodwin, Supervisor