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:
increase demand for recyclable materials and recycled products;
2) increase the supply of high quality secondary materials;
maximize the overall efficiency of the recycling infrastructure;
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.