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Bureau of Hazardous Waste Compliance & Enforcement

About Us
The Hazardous Waste Compliance and Enforcement program administers the RCRA (Resource Conservation Recovery Act) program in New Jersey. There is also a transportation oversight function that includes, in coordination with the State Police, roadside operations and hazardous waste transporter terminal audits.

What We Do
The Hazardous Waste Compliance and Enforcement program performs the following activities to ensure that hazardous waste is properly identified and collected, transported, treated and disposed of in an environmentally sound manner:

  • Provides compliance assistance
  • Investigates complaints
  • Conducts inspections
  • Issues enforcement documents, both formal and informal, which may include assessed penalties
  • Assists the Attorney General in developing enforcement cases and testifies in court
  • Negotiates compliance schedule and penalty settlements
  • Registers, tracks, and bills medical waste generators
  • Reviews Biennial Hazardous Waste Reports
  • Maintains Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest data used to identify generators that manage hazardous waste off-site, and transporters, storage, and disposal facilities which receive or manage hazardous waste in New Jersey

NEW Compliance Assistance Packet for Hazardous Waste Generators

Information for Applying as a Hazardous Waste Transporter

USEPA's e-Manifest system takes effect June 30th, 2018. NJDEP's e-Manifest Fact Sheets and other information is now available.

More Information on Hazardous Waste

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