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New Jersey Recycling Permits vs Recycling Exemptions

by Doug

Learn how to recycle in New Jersey with a recycling approval or exemption.

New Jersey is jam packed full of people. Aside from congested roads, we also have a huge amount of refuse we need to deal with. Unfortunately, the NJDEP has made starting a recycling business in New Jersey somewhat of a headache. One would hope that New Jersey recycling approvals would be easy to get, but that's not the case.

We hear from a lot of prospective recyclers that they either don't have the time, energy, or money to obtain a full blown New Jersey recycling permit. The problem is, many folks don't know how to get a recycling license, permit, or approval in New Jersey because it's a complicated process. Many people aren't simply aware that getting a recycling approval in New Jersey takes time, money, and often causes quite a headache.

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

What are Class B recyclable materials in New Jersey?

by Doug

We explain what Class B Recyclable Materials in New Jersey are.

When it comes to recycling in New Jersey, folks tend to get confused about some of the regulations. For example, we commonly are approached by someone who wants to start a recycling business in New Jersey who doesn’t get the materials right and thinks that all recycling in New Jersey is considered Class B recycling.

We get it. The NJDEP's website is awful, and getting the right information can be a challenge, to say the least. So, let's discuss Class B materials and recycling in New Jersey to get to the bottom of this.

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Topics: New Jersey Recycling Permits

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 long does it take to get a NJ recycling permit or approval?

by Doug

Lots of folks are shocked to learn how long it takes to get a recycling approval or permit in New Jersey.

Getting a New Jersey recycling permit is not exactly a walk in the park. With strict regulations, multiple levels of approvals, and a whole lot of government employees having a say in the process, getting a NJ recycling approval, can, and routinely does, take a long time.

We get a lot of folks calling us or shooting us an email who are interested in opening up a recycling business in New Jersey. Unfortunately, many of those folks quickly change their mind for one simple reason. The length of time it takes to get a NJ recycling permit.

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Topics: New Jersey Recycling Permits, New Jersey Environmental Services

Metal Recycling, Auto Salvage Yards, and Class A Recycling Approvals in New Jersey

by Doug

The rules regarding Class A Recycling Permits & Approvals in New Jersey, metal recycling, scrapyards, junkyards, and auto salvage yards.

There's a lot going on with metal recycling and auto salvage yards these days in New Jersey. The NJDEP is cracking down on recycling operations, the need for recycling permits or approvals, and finding facilities not complying with the regulations they should be, often issuing fines and penalties.

Last year was the year of enforcement, or so it seemed. We talked to a lot of recyclers from all over the state who were getting in trouble for not having the right permits. And so far, this year is no different. We're getting calls with questions like what's a class A recycling permit? Do scrap metal recyclers need a recycling permit in New Jersey? Does my junkyard need a recycling permit?

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

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