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Bureau of Recycling & Planning


The mission of the Bureau of Recycling and Planning is, among other things, to realize the State's goal of recycling 65% of New Jersey's total solid waste stream by December 31, 2000. This is being accomplished through the administration of the "New Jersey Statewide Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act," N.J.S.A. 13:1E-99.11 et seq., and commitments contained in the Department's Performance Partnership Agreement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency.


Our goals in recycling are to:
1) increase demand for recyclable materials and  recycled products;
2) increase the supply of high quality secondary materials;
3) maximize the overall efficiency of the recycling infrastructure; and
4) further recycling-related job development in the collection, processing and manufacturing sectors.

These goals are pursued through a combination of business incentives, technical and regulatory assistance, data gathering and analysis, and education and training to recycling professionals throughout the State.

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Department of Environmental Protection
P. O. Box 402
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

Last Updated: April 15, 2004