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Understanding multi-class recycling center approvals in New Jersey.

by Doug

How you can recycle multiple classes of materials at one facility with a multi-class recycling center approval in New Jersey.

Recycling in New Jersey is no joke. From the time it takes to get an approval or permit in New Jersey, to the costs of just owning & operating a recycling facility, getting into the recycling game isn't for the faint of heart. That applies even more so if you're looking to open a recycling center in New Jersey that takes in many different forms of recyclable material.

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Topics: New Jersey Recycling Permits, New Jersey Recycling Exemptions

Should I get a New Jersey recycling exemption or a permit instead?

by Doug

When you should use a recycling ecemption vs seeking a recycling approval in New Jersey.

A few days ago, an eager (out of state) business owner called to ask about recycling in New Jersey. Long story short, they wanted to start a recycling business in New Jersey. They wanted to know how much a New Jersey recycling permit costs. They wanted to know how long it takes to get a recycling permit in New Jersey. They even asked what type of NJPDES permit a recycling facility would need.

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Topics: New Jersey Recycling Permits, New Jersey Recycling Exemptions

How to get a recycling license, permit, or approval in New Jersey

by Doug

We explain what New Jersey recycling licenses, permits, and approvals are, and how to get one.

Recycling in New Jersey is no walk in the park. From costly operation fees, to the entire approval process, it can be very, very tricky. Regardless, we're big proponents of recycling. It's great for the environment, great for bringing jobs to New Jersey, and helps keep usable materials out of landfills.

A lot of folks get a hold of us one way or another with what they perceive to be a fairly simple task. How do we get a recycling approval in New Jersey? What's it take to get a recycling permit and get my business up and running?

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Topics: New Jersey Recycling Permits, New Jersey Recycling Exemptions, New Jersey Environmental Services

New Jersey Recycling Exemptions Explained

by Doug

We explain what New Jersey recycling exemptions are, why when you could use one instead of a recycling permit or approval.

New Jersey recycling approvals and permits are often incredibly difficult to obtain, take upwards of two years to finally get, and can cost a lot of money. Luckily for some, there are exemptions to the rules which can get you up and running a recycling operation quickly and fairly inexpensively.

We've been fielding a lot of calls lately from folks looking to start a recycling business in New Jersey. It's great to see so much interest in bringing new jobs, new tax revenue, and new recycling businesses into the Garden State! Fortunately for some, there are exemptions to the full blown permitting process which can save you and your operation time, energy, and a substantial amount of money.

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Topics: New Jersey Recycling Exemptions, New Jersey Environmental Services

A Review of the Most Common New Jersey Recycling Exemptions

by Doug

We review the most common recycling exemptions in New Jersey.

This past year has been the year of recycling in New Jersey. We've worked with several organizations to either open a new recycling facility, or get into compliance with the recycling regulations. It's great to see so many organizations out there take advantage of the need for recycling in New Jersey, whether they're getting a full blown New Jersey recycling permit, or a New Jersey recycling exemption.

Lately, we've been getting more requests for exemptions instead of permits, mostly due (as far as I'm concerned) with the amount of time, energy, and money it takes to apply for a recycling permit. For those that can get covered, an exemption from the NJDEP is a quick, easy, and relatively cheap way to get recycling.

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Topics: New Jersey Recycling Exemptions, New Jersey Environmental Services

NJ Recycling Permits, Exemptions, and Why Recycling in NJ is Broken

by Doug

We disucss what we've seen over the last 20+ years working with various recyclers in New Jersey, and why we think the process and industry of recycling in New Jersey is flawed and broken.

We get a lot of phone calls with regards to New Jersey recycling approvals. It's almost funny, they almost always go the exact same way. Company X calls us, and they're eager to get a New Jersey recycling permit from the NJDEP so they can set up shop and start recycling. Whether it's concrete, asphalt, wood, tires, leaves, food waste, consumer electronics, you name it, these prospective New Jersey recyclers all eventually hit the same level of frustration once they hear the truth of what's involved with getting recycling approvals in New Jersey.

Over time, I've seen quite a few companies walk away from the Garden State rather than set up shop here. I completely understand the need for strict zoning regulations, and strong environmental laws to keep our state beautiful, but why are we turning recycling companies away from New Jersey? We could certainly use more recycling opportunities, new local businesses, new jobs, and new tax sources, so why are we making getting a NJ recycling permit so hard?!

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Topics: New Jersey Recycling Permits, New Jersey Recycling Exemptions, New Jersey Environmental Services

A Review of New Jersey Recycling Exemption #20 - The Contractor's Exemption

by Doug

We review New Jersey Recycling Exemption #20, known as 'The Contractor's Exemption'

It's official, this is the summer of recycling. We've been working with clients all over New Jersey that have identified that they generate recyclable materials as part of their normal activities, and now they want to reuse it in one way or another. This is great!

But as it turns out, a good amount of our clients have been apprehensive about even considering this because they thought (incorrectly) they would need to get some sort of New Jersey recycling permit. Fortunately for them (and maybe you!) the answer is no, you don't need a permit. There's a workaround that saves you time, energy, and a lot of money, called a recycling exemption. New Jersey has 24 various exemptions available to businesses so they can easily recycle material.

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Topics: New Jersey Recycling Exemptions, New Jersey Environmental Services