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Recycled Content Law under Sustainable Waste Management

Recycled Content Manufacturer Registration Form (Version 1.2)

Recycled Content Manufacturer Registration Instructions
(Version 1.2)

Please note, the spreadsheet formerly provided here has been removed and is under further development - the due date for the listing of brands is extended to July 18, 2023; please check back at a later date for an updated spreadsheet.

On January 18th, 2022, Governor Murphy signed P.L. 2021, c. 391 [N.J.S.A. 13:1E-99.135-157], "an Act concerning the use of postconsumer recycled content in certain containers and packaging products". The Law is intended to stimulate recycling markets by requiring manufacturers to meet minimum recycled content standards for covered products sold or offered for sale in New Jersey. Manufacturers of covered products are required to register with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) by July 18, 2022 and annually thereafter. Manufacturers are also required to pay a $1,000 registration fee to be billed after the registration is received by the NJDEP. Exceptions to the registration fee or annual registration requirement are detailed in the Registration Instructions Document.

To register, please download the Manufacturer Registration Form and Registration Instructions from the links to the left. Follow the instructions provided in the Registration Instructions document for submission of the Manufacturer Registration Form to the NJDEP.

The registration form has been updated to require an electronic signature from a Designated Representative selected by the manufacturer. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to complete the electronic signature process. A link to download Adobe Acrobat Reader is in the Registration Instruction Form to the left. Please note that scanned copies of the registration form will not be accepted.

Important Note: A spreadsheet for manufacturers to list brands of covered products was previously available but has since been removed by the Department and the deadline to submit brands has been extended to July 18, 2023. An updated spreadsheet for manufacturers to list covered brands under the Law will be provided on this website in the future. Please check back for updates.

Please contact the NJDEP - Division of Sustainable Waste Management with any questions at 609-984-4250 or recycledcontent@dep.nj.gov.

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