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SRWM Solid & Hazardous Waste Program Recycling in NJ

About the Bureau of Recycling and Planning

The Bureau of Recycling and Planning
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 Loans

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


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