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1996 New Jersey Generation, Disposal and Recycling Rate by County (Tons)
    GENERATION       DISPOSAL           RECYCLING  
        85-96     85-96            
COUNTY

1990
Population

Disposal & Recycling

  MSW % MSW Bulky Bulky % 1996 Total Disposed   MSW MSW % Recycled Total Recycled w/ Add-ons 1996 Total % Recycled
Atlantic 227,000 514,462.60   72.2 198,789 76,542 27.8 275,331   62,512.66 24.02% 239,131.60 46.48%
Bergen 827,000 1,821,980.01   70.85 397,916 163,715 29.15 561,631   530,969.81 57.22% 1,260,349.01 69.17%
Burlington 398,800 879,128.64   72.35 286,380 109,447 27.65 395,827   166,604.64 36.86% 483,301.64 54.98%
Camden 504,900 994,542.56   69.34 315,868 139,668 30.66 455,536   167,874.38 34.80% 539,006.56 54.20%
Cape May 95,800 493,374.97   66.47 86,356 43,560 33.53 129,916   47,068.11 35.34% 363,458.97 73.67%
Cumberland 138,600 519,512.37   73.65 106,947 38,263 26.35 145,210   200,598.34 65.25% 374,302.37 72.05%
Essex 773,400 1,757,543.12   64.06 417,448 234,204 35.94 651,652   252,418.67 37.78% 1,105,891.12 62.92%
Gloucester 233,400 584,319.24   72.37 171,341 65,415 27.63 236,756   116,967.59 40.64% 347,563.24 59.48%
Hudson 553,400 876,975.43   68.76 324,739 147,541 31.24 472,280   69,752.69 17.84% 404,695.43 46.15%
Hunterdon 108,500 163,314.27   68.7 56,961 25,952 31.3 82,913   21,537.55 27.58% 80,401.27 49.23%
Mercer 326,500 753,618.50   70.04 202,895 86,789 29.96 289,684   151,616.60 42.84% 463,934.50 61.56%
Middlesex 674,400 1,852,229.54   62.2 410,558 249,502 37.8 660,060   365,467.67 47.16% 1,192,169.54 64.36%
Monmouth 558,000 1,060,822.64   65.44 318,136 168,014 34.56 486,150   243,169.71 43.40% 574,672.64 54.17%
Morris 422,500 816,350.21   69.34 205,889 91,038 30.66 296,927   208,971.06 50.44% 519,423.21 63.63%
Ocean 438,300 996,307.05   73.05 317,248 117,042 26.95 434,290   186,187.91 37.06% 562,017.05 56.41%
Passaic 453,200 990,502.95   71 239,677 97,897 29 337,574   210,280.39 46.81% 652,928.95 65.92%
Salem 65,000 188,198.56   38.97 32,816 51,394 61.03 84,210   10,905.32 25.10% 103,988.56 55.25%
Somerset 244,200 436,498.50   66.08 117,612 60,373 33.92 177,985   79,028.74 40.29% 258,513.50 59.22%
Sussex 132,500 172,036.79   66.77 52,537 26,147 33.23 78,684   26,881.68 34.00% 93,352.79 54.26%
Union 492,500 907,925.65   69.86 243,778 105,175 30.14 348,953   163,378.71 40.23% 558,972.65 61.57%
Warren 92,600 120,644.79   75.39 47,172 15,398 24.61 62,570   15,999.14 25.48% 58,074.79 48.14%
                           
TOTALS   7,760,500 16,900,288.38     4,551,063 2,113,076   6,664,139   3,298,191.37 42.02% 10,236,149.38 60.57%

Last Updated on 7/8/98         By NJDEP/DSHW