In a joint statement following the passage of the bill, Assembly members Annette Quijano, Mila Jasey and John McKeon, the bill`s sponsors, said the measure «will allow us to be at the forefront of an evolving recycling industry» by stimulating demand for recycled materials while reducing pollution such as marine litter and microplastics. Senators Bob Smith and Linda Greenstein also sponsored the bill. Q. Why am I now being asked to rinse my containers before putting them in my recycling bin? One. As end-markets for recyclables have tightened their standards for the recyclables they buy, the presence of moisture from food and liquid waste in containers has become a major concern. For this reason, residents are encouraged to empty and rinse containers thoroughly before depositing them in the roadside recycling bin. Q. Can I put shredded paper in my roadside recycling bin? One. NO – Unfortunately, shredded paper cannot be recycled at the curb because this material cannot be processed properly because the recycling plant equipment is not designed to handle shredded paper. It therefore poses sorting problems when mixed with other goods. Please put all shredded paper in your normal trash. To stimulate the market, the bill directs the state DEP to incentivize manufacturers, recyclers, and retailers to collect and reuse polyethylene film, and the DEP must also work with the Association of New Jersey Recyclers and the Clean Communities Program, a statewide waste control program. to develop and implement a statewide educational program designed to encourage recycling.
Recyclers have already had to adapt to market changes when China stopped accepting most imports of recycled materials in 2018, and they need additional help to promote a better domestic recycling system in 2022 and beyond, said Doug O`Malley, director of Environment New Jersey, which supports the bill. Q. Can staples, paper clips and envelopes with plastic windows end up in my roadside recycling bin? One. YES- It is not necessary to remove paper clips or staples from several sheets of paper. Window coverings are also acceptable. Before recycling electronic devices, you must delete all personal information. Personal information can be found on computers, tablets, mobile phones and laptops. For example, wiping a mobile phone starts with backing up your personal data and transferring any information you want to keep. After that, remove the SIM card and all external storages, log out of all apps, and erase the data from each app. 5. What happens to all the recyclables I put in my recycling bin? Answer: Once the mixed recyclables are collected, they are sent to a recycling center that uses both mechanization and manual sorting to separate the different recyclable materials into their components. Even non-recyclable materials are largely removed from the mix.
The separated recyclable materials are then processed to commercial maturity. For example, paper and corrugated cardboard are balled, as are aluminum cans, while glass is crushed. For a closer look at one of these recycling centers, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1qpG3mFEBI for a tour of the Robert C. Shinn, Jr. Recycling Center in Burlington County. Q. Can I put other glass items such as mirrors or window glass in my roadside recycling bin? A. NO.
This glass is a different type of glass than the one used to make glass bottles and jars. For this reason, as well as for safety reasons, these glass items should be placed in your garbage container. New Jersey residents recycled more than 65,000 units of white property — enough electricity to generate 4550 homes for a year. By recycling 20,000 old refrigerators, this means that 40,000 cars will be taken off the road for a year. Note: Oil-based paint can be recycled at Union County Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events. Learn more. Q. What should I do with take-home plastic containers? R.
Plastic food containers are no longer recyclable due to evolving foreign plastic recycling markets. They should be placed in your normal household waste. Only plastic bottles and jars that display hunting darts #1 or #2 at the bottom of the container inside are recyclable in your roadside recycling bin. (Show the chart of the tracking arrows) Q. Can ceramic cups be placed in my roadside recycling bin? A. NO. These items should be placed in your garbage can. Most corrugated cardboard is accepted in New Jersey sidewalk bins for recycling. Alternatively, you can recycle it at any local municipal recycling center. Thick corrugated cardboard should be treated separately from thinner cardboard food cartons such as cereal boxes. Camden County wants to make single-stream recycling easier! The county accepts rinsed plastic or glass bottles, jars and pitchers, rinsed aluminum and steel cans, clean paper and clean cardboard. If you`re not sure if a part is recyclable, don`t forget.
When in doubt, throw it out. 7. Is polystyrene foam recyclable? Answer: Since «polystyrene foam» is actually a protected brand of polystyrene foam, the question arises as to whether polystyrene™ foam is recyclable, and the answer is yes. This material can also be reused in certain applications. In terms of recycling, there are unique challenges associated with collecting polystyrene for recycling. Specifically, since the material is so lightweight, the volume to weight ratio of the material is generally unfavorable for economical transportation after use. In addition, there are few recycling centers in the region that recycle this material. Therefore, polystyrene recycling is not widespread. However, New Jersey is home to a polystyrene recycler and has many shipping operations that accept polystyrene packaging materials for reuse – see polysty_list.htm for details. 12.
If I`m not sure if something is recyclable, I still throw it in my recycling bin. Is this the right thing to do? Answer: No. If you`re not sure if a material should be placed in your recycling bin, it`s a good idea to check with your local recycling program for your city or county recycling program requirements so you don`t unknowingly «contaminate» your load of recyclable materials with unacceptable materials. Such contamination leads to serious quality control problems and has a negative impact on the recycling economy. This is undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges facing recycling today. Before recycling, you should prepare the batteries by placing them in individual bags or gluing each end of the terminal. Rechargeable batteries can be brought to local outlets or you can find a dispensary in your country. Recycling involves dismantling batteries and recovering the material for reuse. If batteries cannot be recycled, they are disposed of so that toxic chemicals cannot be released into the environment. Q. What items should be placed in my roadside recycling bin? One. The following items should be placed in your roadside recycling bin Newspapers • Mixed paper including junk mail • Magazines • Catalogues • School newspapers • Office documents, etc.
• Paper packaging • Food cartons such as cereal boxes, pasta boxes and silk scarves, etc. • Softcover books • Phone books • Cardboard • Glass bottles and jars • Aluminium and steel cans • Aluminium and steel lids • Plastic bottles and jars with #1 or #2 on the bottom • Milk and juice cartons • Paper towels and inserts. A graphic identifying recyclable items can be found by clicking here. If it`s not practical to compost your own organic waste at home, New Jersey recycling centers allow residents to deposit yard waste, wood chips, brushes, leaves, and other organic matter to decompose properly. Composting in large facilities can capture 99.6% of the industry`s volatile organic chemicals from contaminated air. It is now up to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to enact rules and regulations to enforce the provisions of the law. Based on that 1987 law, all 21 counties in New Jersey implemented recycling programs that required residents to separate recyclables from their household waste.