|RECYCLING ENHANCEMENT ACT TAX FUND – COUNTY GRANTS
PURPOSE OF FUNDING
To prepare, revise and implement district solid waste management plans, including implementation of the State Recycling Plan.
SOURCE OF FUNDING
A $3.00 per ton tax on solid waste accepted for disposal or transfer at in-state facilities. Solid waste being transported out of state, either directly or by railroad, is also subject to the new recycling tax.
P.L. 2007, C.311
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
County government only.
The DEP must determine that a county is meeting its solid waste management responsibilities.
Annual grants are based on amount of solid waste generated in each county, with no county receiving less than 2% of the available statewide fund.
Grant application forms, program announcements, application deadlines and program guidelines are sent to the counties annually.
Grant deadlines are published in program announcements and are sent directly to the counties.
Notices of intent to award are issued approximately one month after submission of acceptable grant applications.
FOR INFORMATION OR TO REQUEST
AN NJDEP APPLICATION, CONTACT
Guy J. Watson, Chief
Mail Code 401-02C
NJDEP-Solid and Hazardous Waste
Bureau of Recycling and Planning
PO Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625‑0420