Municipal Recycling Coordinators
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.
Recycling Tonnage Reporting and Rates
Recycling Tonnage Reports As Reported by Markets
2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010
- Municipal Solid Waste (MSW - 50% Goal) Recycling Rates by Town
2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004
- Recycling Tax ($3/ton) Paid By Towns in Tipping Fees
2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 4/1/2008 - 12/31/2008
Recycling Program Implementation
- Checklist for the Morris County Municipal Recycling Coordinator (PDF) - Checklist of activities related to both the adoption of the 2007 Recycling Plan Amendment, as well as general recycling coordinator duties. Use to ensure you are performing the minimum duties required in Morris County as a municipal recycling coordinator.
- New Recycling Coordinator Information
- Getting Recycling Tonnage Reports From Businesses
- Enforcement Responsibilities
- Responsibilities of Municipal Recycling Enforcement Coordinator, see Section 8.6 of the March 2007 Morris County SWMP.
- Morris County Source Separation & Recycling Inspection Flow Chart describes the recycling inspection procedures and responsibilities from transfer station inspections through final resolution between the municipality, MCMUA and the Morris County Office of Health Management. First distributed on March 10, 2010.
- Outline of Recycling Compliance/Enforcement kick-off meeting on December 9, 2008.
- Section 8 - Enforcement Program of March 2007 Morris County SWMP as prepared for attendees at the Recycling Compliance/Enforcement kick-off meeting on December 9, 2008.
- Establishing Municipal Recycling Centers/Depots and Filing Necessary Recycling Activity Exemptions
- Below is a slide show presented by NJDEP's Ross M. Hull at the September 10, 2013 municipal recycling coordinator's meeting regarding NJDEP regulations, operating municipal recycling centers and filing recycling exemption notifications as necessary. Note, if using Microsoft's Internet Explorer, it must be version 8 or higher to view this slide show.
- Recycling Exemptions - Filing notifications exempting recycling activities from NJDEP approval or permitting.
- 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.
- Morris County Municipal Recycling Coordinators Listing
- Morris County Clean Communities Coordinators Listing
- Morris County Municipal Recycling Enforcement Coordinators
- MCMUA Staff
Flyers, Graphics and Documents for Download
- High quality photos of household items (transparent PNGs)
- Flyers - All-In-One Single-Stream Recycling
- Recycling Flyers and Documents
- Transfer Station Disposal Flyers and Documents
- Litter, Clean Communities, Illegal Dumping
- Household Hazardous Waste Flyers and Documents
- Vegetative Waste Flyers and Documents
Recycling and Governmental Institutions
- Recycling Collection Services
- For the Morris County Municipal Recycling Coordinator
- Recycling Mandates and Laws
Q. Are shared services available with the MCMUA's single-stream recycling program?
A. The MCMUA procured its single-stream recycling contract with municipal shared services in mind. Municipalities can easily execute inter-local governmental shared services agreements with the MCMUA to enjoy the single-stream recycling services and marketing terms competitively procured by the MCMUA. Towns do not have to be MCMUA curbside collection customers to enter into such agreements. Please contact the MCMUA for more information about this opportunity. There is no longer any need to wait to bring the benefits of single-stream recycling to your municipality.
Garbage Disposal - Transfer Station Info for Governmental Institutions
- Tipping Fees (cost to dump)
- Vehicle and Insurance Requirements
- Waste Flow Control Requirements
- Transfer Station Operating Procedures and Policy
Leaf, Grass and Brush Recycling for Municipalities
- Insurance: Click here to view the insurance requirements in order to enter the MCMUA compost facilities.
- 2016 Leaf Season Extended Hours at Parsippany Compost Facility Memo - Read the Sept. 30, 2016 memorandum describing the extending leaf season hours at the MCMUA Parsippany compost facility.
- Ticket books used for municipalities dropping off vegetative waste are avaialable at either facility during operating hours. Note: all transactions require a valid drop off ticket.
- General 2016 Holiday Schedule For MCMUA
- $6.50/c.y. - Leaf Composting Drop-off
- $7.50/c.y. - Leaf (Compacted) Composting Drop-off
- $9.50/c.y. - Grass Composting Drop-off
- $10.50/c.y. - Grass (Compacted) Composting Drop-off
- $6.50/c.y. - Brush Recycling Drop-off
- $7.50/c.y. - Brush (Compacted) Recycling Drop-off
- $3.00/c.y. - Lake Weed Recycling Drop-off
- $0.00/c.y. - Wood Chip Recycling Drop-off (No charge)
- $8.00/c.y. - Leaf Composting Drop-off
- $9.00/c.y. - Leaf (Compacted) Composting Drop-off
- $11.00/c.y. - Grass Composting Drop-off
- $12.00/c.y. - Grass (Compacted) Composting Drop-off
- $8.00/c.y. - Brush Recycling Drop-off
- $9.00/c.y. - Brush (Compacted) Recycling Drop-off
- $11.00/c.y. - Lake Weed Recycling Drop-off
- $0.00/c.y. - Wood Chips
Hazardous Waste Management for Governmental Institutions
Q. Can a governmental institution and/or school use the MCMUA hazardous waste program?
A. Pre-qualified institutions may drop off hazardous waste at the MCMUA's permanent HHW facility located at the Mount Olive transfer station by appointment and for a fee. Institutional waste is not accepted at MCMUA one-day hazardous waste disposal programs.
Q. Can governmental institutions recycle rechargeable batteries with Call2Recycle® ?
Call2Recycle® will provide free-of-charge drop-off boxes to any public entity for the collection and recycling of their own rechargeable batteries. All one has to do is sign up online at http://www.call2recycle.org. Public drop-off sites open to the general public will be listed on the Call2Recycle® zip code locator and toll-free help-lines to encourage residents to recycle. Additionally, institutions can still participate in the Call2Recycle® program without being advertised as a public drop-off location if they do not want to listed as such. Since everything is free of charge, the MCMUA is encouraging every public agency to request a drop-off box for its office or work site. For those public entities that utilize 2-way radios such as police, fire, public works and emergency services, the Call2Recycle® program is a great way to conveniently manage the rechargeable batteries that are generated and need to be recycled. Click here for more information about household battery recycling/disposal.
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.
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 recycling coordinators meetings count as meeting credits.
Recertification 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 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.
- September 22, 2016 - Morning Meeting, Morris County Public Library, Hanover Township, NJ
- Certified Recycling Professionals Sign-In Sheet - Certified Recycling Professionals earned 2 meeting credits and 1 classroom credit for attending this meeting. Clean Communities coordinators can count this as a Clean Communities meeting on the statistical report.
- Certified Clean Communities Coordinator Sign In Sheet - Certified Clean Communities Coordinators earned 3 recertification credits for attending this meeting
May 20, 2016 Morning Meeting and Afternoon Awards Luncheon, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township, NJ
- May 20, 2016 – Municipal Recycling Coordinator and Clean Communities Coordinator Sign In Sheet - Certified Recycling Professionals earned 2 classroom credits for attending this meeting. Clean Communities coordinators can count this as a Clean Communities meeting on the statistical report.
- May 20, 2016 – Certified Clean Communities Coordinator Sign In Sheet - Certified Clean Communities Coordinators earned 2 recertification credits for attending this meeting.
- May 20, 2016 – Certified Clean Communities Coordinator Sign In Sheet for Awards Luncheon - Certified Recycling Professionals earned 2 meeting credits for attending the awards luncheon.
- September 22, 2016 - Morning Meeting, Morris County Public Library, Hanover Township, NJ
- March 16, 2016 – This meeting counted as 1.5 classroom credits and 1.5 meeting credits.
- September 23, 2015 - This meeting counted as 2 classroom credits and 1 meeting credits if you arrived by 9:30 a.m. and stayed till 12:30 p.m. or later.
- April 30, 2015 – If you attended the Municipal Recycling Coordinators/Clean Communities Coordinators meeting, you earned 2 classroom credits.
- April 30, 2015 – If you attended the Environmental Excellence Awards event, you earned 1.5 meeting credits.
- March 10, 2015 – This meeting counted as 2 classroom credits and 0.5 (one half) meeting credits if you arrived by 9:30 and stayed till 12-noon or later.
- September 24, 2014 – This meeting counted as 1.5 classroom credits and 1.0 meeting credits if you arrived by 9:30 and stayed till 12-noon or later.
- June 18, 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. At the meeting Larry Gindoff distributed and discussed NJDEP's recently released the Disaster Debris Management Planning Toolkit for New Jersey Municipalities dated November 2013. (Click here or on the title to view the document). Recycling Coordinators were requested to bring these toolkits back to their municipalities and emergency management officials and begin applying for and designated Temporary Disaster Management Areas (TDMAs) to be used during emergencies in accordance with the guidance provided in the toolkit.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- December 15, 2011 - Note: We only held one Clean Communities meeting in 2011 since we hosted the Clean Communities conference in May at the Morristown Hyatt.