Recycling and Planning
DIVISION: Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
GENERAL PHONE NUMBER: (609) 984-3438
FAX NUMBER: (609) 777-0769
The Bureau of Recycling and Planning is comprised of three units – the Recycling and Market Development unit, the Grants, Loans and Data unit and the Planning 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. In addition, the unit 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.
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.
MONETARY ASSISTANCE PROVIDED:
The Grants, Loan and Data Unit administers the recycling tonnage grant and reporting program and the local tire management fund. 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.
RECYCLING PUBLICATIONS AND PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS
“A Place for Everything” – a list of numerous local outlets for consumer goods
“Practical Recycling Economics Manual”
“Is Your Life Mercury Free?” Brochure
The New Jersey WasteWise Bulletin
New Jersey Recycled Products Directory CD-ROM
Recycled Products Brochure
Recycled Building Products Brochure
Fluorescent Lamp Disposal Brochure
“Grass. Cut It and Leave It.” Brochure
“Recycle Used Motor Oil” Brochure
“Tanning Bed Lamps Out? Recycle.” Flyer
“Here Today, Here Tomorrow” Curriculum Supplement
Promotional items made of recycled material are often available for distribution at major events, presentations, workshops and seminars, etc. While very large quantities are not generally available, an effort is made to try to accommodate all smaller requests. The items available may include pens, pencils, activity books, notepads, lanyards, and other items.