RE: Salem County Improvement Authority to Deny Access to Solid Waste Transporters with Loads Containing Cardboard, Effective January 1, 2023.
Recently, the Salem County Improvement Authority has been receiving large amounts of cardboard from solid waste transporters that has not been separated from the solid waste for recycling. Per N.J.A.C. 7:26A-10.2, generators of solid waste and recyclable materials shall keep all materials designated for source separation in the municipal recycling ordinance stored separately from solid waste, and shall place these specified recyclable materials for collection in the manner provided by the ordinance. In other words, New Jersey law requires that cardboard be removed from the waste stream and taken to a recycling facility for recycling.
Effective January 1, 2023, the Salem County Improvement Authority will deny access to solid waste transporters with loads containing cardboard. Solid waste transporters are encouraged to advise their clients of this enforcement effort to achieve compliance with recycling regulations. Facilities must source separate their cardboard from regular trash and ensure proper disposal of cardboard; it’s the law.
Periodically, the Salem County Department of Health will be onsite at the Salem County Improvement Authority to inspect the loads being transported into the facility. A violation will be issued to any solid waste transporter dumping cardboard into the landfill.
If you would like to discuss this matter further, please contact the Salem County Improvement Authority or Salem County Department of Health at the contact information below.