New Jersey Recycling: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Solid waste recycling: New Jersey Statewide Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act, New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 13:1E-99.11 et seq. and regulations at New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:26A

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Definitions: NJAC 7:26A-1.3

Recyclable materials: NJAC 7:26A-1.3

Exemptions: NJAC 7:26A-1.4

Recycling centers: NJAC 7:26A-2.1 to 7:26A-4.8 and NJAC 7:26A-9.1 to 7:26A-9.10

Recordkeeping: NJAC 7:26A-3.17 and NJAC 7:26A-4.4

Operating requirements: NJAC 7:26A-4.1

Electronics: New Jersey Electronic Waste Management Act, NJSA 13:1E-99.94 to 13:1E-99.114 and NJAC 7:26-2.8, NJAC 7:26A-1.1, and NJAC 7:26A-13.1 to 7:26A-13.12

Definition: NJAC 7:26A-13.2

Collection plans: NJAC 7:26A-13.4, NJAC 7:26A-13.6, and NJAC 7:26A-13.7

Refrigerant recycling: NJAC 7:26A-5.1

Used oil recycling: NJAC 7:26A-6.1 to 7:26A-6.10

Universal waste recycling: NJAC 7:26A-7.1 to 7:26A-7.9

Training: NJSA 13:1E-96

Regulatory Agency

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program Bureau of Recycling and Planning

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New Jersey has its own solid waste and electronics recycling requirements that are stricter than the federal regulations.

Consumer electronics may be managed under the state universal waste rule. See the state section UNIVERSAL WASTES for more information.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Recycling and Planning administers and enforces the state's recycling requirements.

State Requirements


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