The New Jersey Solid Waste Management Act requires that each Board of Chosen Freeholders constitute an advisory solid waste council. The council shall include municipal mayors or their designees, persons engaged in collection or disposal of solid waste and environmentalists. The Freeholders shall consult with the relevant advisory solid waste council in the development and formulation of the district solid waste management plan.
The duties of the SWAC are to:
1. Advise the Board on all matters related to the further development and implementation of the County Solid Waste Management Plan and Programs.
2. Advise and assist the Director of the Division of Solid Waste Management Programs in the preparation, evaluation, modification and development of the County Solid Waste Management Plan and Programs.
3. Promote communication, coordination and cooperation between and among municipal solid waste management agencies, the private solid waste management industry, solid waste related agencies of the State and Federal governments, the County Division of Solid Waste Management Programs, and the general public in the further development and conduct of the County Solid Waste Management Program.
4. Carry out such other duties and functions pertaining to the County Solid Waste Management Program as may be requested from time to time by the Board.
SWAC currently meets on the second Tuesday of most months. Meetings are held at the Middlesex County Fire Training Academy, Sayreville and commence at 1:30 p.m.
(note: minutes are not posted until they have been approved by SWAC, agendas are posted when minutes are not available)