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Municipal Recycling Coordinators

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This page is specifically for the Morris County municipal recycling coordinator and other in related positions. It provides information regarding annual recycling tonnage reports, municipal recycling planning responsibilities specific to Morris County, information regarding mandated source separation recycling in Morris County, some general information and additional helpful links.

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Recycling Program Implementation

Planning Responsibilities

  • March 2007 Recycling Plan Update to the Morris County Solid Waste Management Plan - This is a link to the entire Plan Update as adopted by the Board of Chosen Freeholders on April 11, 2007. This amendment was certified as approved for the most part by NJDEP in a certification dated October 10, 2007.
  • Municipal Recycling Coordinator's "Reader's Digest" version of the March 2007 Recycling Plan Update. (PDF) This is not the full Plan Amendment but a reordered and reprioritized version of the document prepared to help the Morris County municipal recycling coordinators understand the Plan Amendment as it relates to municipal responsibilities, programs and enforcement efforts.
  • Cover letter that accompanied guidance document provided below.
  • Guidance Document for a Municipality (PDF) Implementing an Update to Its Recycling Ordinance and Other Recycling Requirements Resulting from the March 2007 Morris County Solid Waste Management Plan Amendment.
  • Checklist for the Morris County Municipal Recycling Coordinator - This is a checklist of various activities related to both the adoption of the 2007 Recycling Plan Amendment, as well as general recycling coordinator duties. Please use this checklist to ensure you are performing the minimum duties required in Morris County as a municipal recycling coordinator.
  • Model Municipal Recycling Ordinance for Morris County - PDF format or Word format. Use this model ordinance to update your municipal recycling ordinance to be consistent with the state and Morris County Solid Waste Management Plans as well as state regulations. This update of municipal recycling ordinances is required to be completed by each Morris County municipality by April 10, 2008, as part of the adoption of the March 2007 Recycling Plan Update.
  • Model Multifamily Ordinance (PDF) revised for Morris County municipalities.
     

Mandated Source Separation Recycling

  • Mandatory Source Separation Recycling - Explanation of why source separation recycling is the primary means of recycling in accordance with the Morris County Solid Waste Management Plan.
  • List of Materials Mandated to be Source Separated and Recycled in Morris County 2007 (PDF or Word File). Please download, print, pay attention to, and distribute this document to anyone who lives or works in Morris County. Recycling of these materials is the law in Morris County.
  • Exemptions From Source Separation Recycling Requirements - By law a procedure to assess requests by commercial entities for exemptions from the Plan's requirements to source separate designated materials must be available, and this document is the Plan's recommended procedure. Only municipalities can grant such exemptions. This would be an exemption only from source separation and not an exemption from recycling. A repetition of that previous statement for emphasis: The granting of an exemption would be an exemption only from source separation and not and exemption from recycling. The commercial generator that is issued such an exemption would then need to find a recycling facility that would separate the recyclables from the disposables and recycle the designated materials. Since no known such facility in New Jersey adequately operates like this, exemptions should not be granted by a municipality without total confidence that the materials will be recycled. To date and in Morris County, there are no known exemptions that have been granted.
     

Contact Information

Outside Links and Resources

  • Primer for the Municipal Recycling Coordinator prepared by ANJR (Association of New Jersey Recyclers)
  • NJDEP Web Page for the Recycling Coordinator
  • Recycling Certification Series - Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experimental Station, Office of Continuing Professional Education conducts recycling certification courses required for municipal recycling coordinators.
     

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    Re-certification Credits for Municipal Recycling Coordinators Meetings

    In order to keep your NJ Certified Recycling Professional (CRP) status current, you are required to accrue 20 credits in a two-year period. Those credits must consist of a minimum of 6 classroom credits, and can consist of 14 meeting credits. Most of our quarterly recycling coordinators meetings count as meeting credits.

    Recertification Tracking form

    • Click here for a link to the 2013-2014 tracking form.
    • Click here for a link to the 2011-2012 tracking form.
       

    Classroom Credits vs. meeting credits: Please note that there is a minimum requirement of 6 classroom credits, but there is no minimum requirement for meeting credits.

    Please feel free to contact Carol Broccoli with any questions at broccoli@AESOP.Rutgers.edu

    Credits for Morris County Municipal Coordinator Quarterly Meetings

    Listed below are the dates of the meetings and a link to view the sign-in sheets. Beginning with our 12/15/12 meeting, our sign-in sheets were updated to include time of arrival and time of departure. This provided more accurate tracking of the number of hours you actually spent at our meetings and was requested by Rutgers. Should you need to calculate your credits because you arrived late or had to leave early, 1 hour typically translates as 1 credit.

    2014 Meetings

    • March 11, 2014 – This meeting counted as 1.5 classroom credits and 1.5 meeting credits if you arrived by 9:15 and stayed for the entire meeting.
       

    2013 Meetings

    • March 5, 2013 – This meeting counted as 2 meeting credits, if you arrived by 9 a.m. and stayed until 11 a.m.
    • June 5, 2013 – This meeting counted as 1.5 classroom credits and 1.5 meeting credits, if you arrived by 9 a.m. and stayed until 12 noon.
    • September 10, 2013 – This meeting counted as 1 classroom credit and 2 meeting credits, if you arrived by 9 a.m. and stayed until 12 noon.
    • December 11, 2013 – This meeting counted as 1 classroom credit and 2 meeting credits, if you arrived by 9:15 a.m. and stayed until 12:15 p.m. or later.
       

    2012 Meetings

    • March 6, 2012 – This meeting counted as 2 re-certification credits, if you arrived by 9 a.m. and stayed until 11 a.m.
    • June 5, 2012 – This meeting counted as 3 re-certification credits, if you arrived by 9 a.m. and stayed until 12 noon.
    • September 11, 2012 – This meeting counted as 3 re-certification credits, if you arrived by 9 a.m. and stayed until 12 noon.
    • December 13, 2012 – This meeting counted as 1 classroom credit and 2 meeting credits, if you arrived by 9 a.m. and stayed until 12 noon.
       

    2011 Meetings

    • March 8, 2011 - This meeting counted as 3 re-certification credits.
    • June 7, 2011 - This meeting counted as 3 re-certification credits.
    • September 30, 2011 – This meeting was held at ReCommunity for their grand-opening and tour of the new facility. It counted as 1.5 meeting credits.
    • December 15, 2011 – This meeting counted as 2 meeting credits and 1 classroom credit, if you arrived by 9 a.m. and stayed until 12 noon.
       

    Clean Communities Meetings:

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  • Webinars for Potential Recertification Credits - The sites below offer webinars, some at no cost, which may yield credits toward recertification for Certified Recycling Professionals (CRPs). Check with the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Office of Continuing Professional Education office to see if webinars of interest will earn credits.