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Bureau of Solid Waste Compliance & Enforcement

About Us
The Solid Waste Compliance and Enforcement program ensures garbage (“solid waste”) and recyclables are properly managed through enforcement of the Solid Waste Management Act, (N.J.S.A. 13:1E-1 et seq.) and the Solid Waste Utility Control Act, (N.J.S.A. 48:13A-1 et seq.) and the regulation(s) (N.J.A.C. 7:26-1, 7:26A-1 and 7:26H et seq.)

What We Do
The Solid Waste Compliance and Enforcement program performs the following activities to ensure that solid waste is collected, transported and disposed of in an environmentally acceptable manner and in a competitive marketplace:
  • Provides compliance assistance
  • Investigates complaints
  • Conducts inspections
  • Issues enforcement documents, both formal and informal which may include assessed penalties
  • Assists the Attorney General in developing enforcement cases and testifies in court
  • Negotiates compliance schedules and penalty settlements
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