of Recyclable Materials
The following are the definitions of revised and expanded categories
of recycled materials eligible for tonnage report submission. The definitions
are not meant to be all-inclusive, but rather attempt to identify the
majority of materials reported in previous submittals, as identified
by current markets for those materials. It is recognized that market
changes may dictate altering these definitions.
Aluminum Cans (06) - Food and beverage containers made entirely
Antifreeze (12) - An automotive engine coolant consisting of
a mixture of ethylene glycol and water, or propylene glycol and water.
Computer Printout/White Ledger (02) - All computer paper, all
high grade white paper (including letterhead, typing paper, copier paper,
onionskin, tissue, and notepad).
Concrete, Asphalt, Masonry and Paving Material (22) - Asphalt,
concrete, brick, cinder block, "patio blocks," ceramic materials,
stones and other masonry and paving materials. Note that the regulations
at N.J.A.C. 7:26A allow for asphalt to be handled in two ways: incorporated
into the asphalt production process (milled asphalt) ; or asphalt is
taken to a Class B recycling center and used to produce construction
aggregate. Either form of the material is acceptable for reporting purposes.
Consumer Batteries (21) - Any type of button, coin, cylindrical,
rectangular or other shaped, enclosed device or sealed container which
is utilized as an energy source for commercial, industrial, medical,
institutional or household use. (Does not include lead-acid batteries
Corrugated (01) - Containers and similar paper items, usually
used to transport supplies, equipment,parts, or other merchandise.
Food Scraps (23) - Food plate waste and food processing wastes.
Food processing wastes include food processing vegetative waste (material
generated in trimming and reject sorting operations from the processing
of fruits and vegetables in canneries or similar industries, e.g., tomato
skins, pepper cores, bean snips, cranberry hulls, etc.), food processing
residuals and animal processing wastes. If the material is transported
and processed as animal feed, it may be identified as such.
Glass Containers (05) - All glass containers used for packaging
food or beverages.
Heavy Iron (09) - All structural steel or ferrous metal, cast
Lead-Acid Batteries (13) - Batteries from automobiles, trucks,
other vehicles, machinery and equipment. (Does not include consumer
Magazines & Junk Mail (04) - All magazine stock, white and
colored paper and envelopes.
Miscellaneous Recyclable Materials (24) - Includes any other
non-hazardous material which would otherwise be classified as a solid
waste, and is not otherwise defined in this section and documented as
Mixed Office Paper (02) - Items listed in computer printout/white
ledger category when mixed with envelopes, manila folders and colored
paper. Material is generated by commercial/institutional sources.
(03) - All paper marketed as newsprint or newspaper and containing
at least 70% newsprint or newspaper (American Paper Institute grades
#6, #7 and #8 news).
Other Aluminum Scrap, Non-Ferrous Scrap (10) - All non-container
aluminum including auto parts, siding, aircraft parts, lawn chairs,
window and door frames, pots and pans, foils and pie plates. Non-ferrous
scrap consists primarily of copper and zinc. Copper generally takes
the form of cable (utility wires), plumbing, wiring harnesses, motors,
house wiring and bulky items.
Other Bulky Materials (24) - Furniture (plastic, wood, or items
constructed of a combination of the above materials), wallboard, carpeting,
padding, asphalt-based roofing scrap (including shingles, built up roofing,
tarpaper, other roofing materials), and insulation.
Other Glass (25) - All non-container glass such as plate glass,
drinking glasses, and automotive glass.
Other Paper (04) - All paper that is not corrugated, office,
magazines, white and colored bond paper, or newspaper, such as telephone
directories, wrapping paper, chip board, books, papers coated with plastic,
film or foil, paper contaminated with food, and grocery bags.
Other Plastic (26) - Low density polyethylene (LDPE) film or
bags, other film and plastic closures.
Petroleum Contaminated Soil (27) - Non-hazardous soils containing
petroleum hydrocarbons resulting from spills, leaks or leaking underground
storage tanks used for gasoline or any other commercial fuel, and which
are recycled in accordance with the requirements of N.J.A.C 7:26A-1.1
Plastic containers (08) - Containers such as polyethylene terephthalate
(PETE - #1) soda bottles, high density polyethylene (HDPE - #2) milk,
water or detergent bottles, low density polyethylene (LDPE - #4) containers,
vinyl (V - #3) or polyvinyl chloride (PVC - #5) bottles and rigid and
foam polystyrene (PS - #6).
Plastic Scrap (26) - Durable goods (appliances, furniture, automobile
parts), and plastic pallets (provided they are melted down or chipped,
and not simply reused).
Process Residue (28) - Includes ferrous metals ash recovered
from any form of incinerator power plant, and any other process residue
which is non-hazardous and meets the definition of an ID-27 dry industrial
waste. Not included in this definition is sludge.
Scrap Autos (14) - Crushed or shredded automobile or truck bodies,
excluding auto shredder residue, or "fluff".
Steel Cans (07) - Rigid containers made exclusively or primarily
of steel, tin-plated steel, and composite steel and aluminum cans used
to store food, beverages, paint, and a variety of other household and
Stumps, Logs and Tree Parts (20) - Unfinished wood from land
clearing projects or storm damage.
Textiles (29) - Cloth material such as cotton, linen, wool, nylon,
polyester, etc., derived from clothing, cloth diapers, linens, etc.
Tires (15) - Rubber-based scrap automotive, truck, and specialty
tires (e.g., forklift tires).
Used Motor Oil (16) - A petroleum based or synthetic oil whose use
includes, but is not limited to, lubrication of internal combustion
engines, which through use, storage or handling has become unsuitable
for its original purpose due to the presence of impurities or loss of
White Goods & Light Iron (11) - All large appliances such
as washers, dryers, refrigerators, etc., as well as products made from
sheet iron, such as shelving, file cabinets, metal desks, recycled or
reconditioned steel drums, stainless steel and other non-structural
Wood Scrap (30) - Finished and unfinished lumber from construction/demolition
projects. Included in this category are telephone poles, railroad ties
and wooden pallets.
Yard Trimmings - Leaves (19), grass clippings (18), stumps (20),
brush (17), and other lawn and garden trimmings from homes, institutions,
commercial or industrial sources.