The Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste Management has been designated by the Board of County Commissioners to supervise the implementation of the County's Solid Waste Management Plan. The Plan includes: a countywide inventory of the sources, composition, and quantity of solid waste and recyclables generated; projections of the amount and composition of solid waste and recyclables; an inventory of all solid waste and recycling facilities; and an analysis of solid waste and recycling collection systems and programs.
The Division routinely reviews the County's solid waste and recycling strategies. In conjunction with the County Commissioner appointed Solid Waste Advisory Council (SWAC) and public and private sector input, the division prepares amendments to the County's Solid Waste Management Plan for consideration of approval by the Board of County Commissioners.
This requires that the Division gathers, reviews, collates and disseminates data and information on the disposition of all Middlesex County generated solid waste and recyclables. The objective is to ensure that the County has prudent, consistent and environmentally sound long and short-term solid waste and recycling strategies in place for the residents and businesses in Middlesex County.
Persons interested in siting a solid waste and/or recycling facility in Middlesex County are required to submit an application for consideration of solid waste plan inclusion. The Division of Solid Waste Management, which provides the application, is responsible for reviewing and processing, in conjunction with SWAC, all such applications. Once SWAC and the Division recommend an application for plan inclusion, the application is submitted to the Board of County Commissioners for their approval. Finally, all amendments to the Solid Waste Management Plan require approval by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Another important function of the Division is to provide continuously updated resources and educational information to the general public on all aspects of Middlesex County's solid waste and recycling initiatives.
Public inquiries pertaining to solid waste and recycling issues may be directed to the Division of Solid Waste Management at 732-745-4170.
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