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Edited 8-11-2011

 

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Denville Recycling Regulations

 

ENFORCEMENT

 

On April 28, 2008, the Denville Township Council adopted and the Mayor signed an ordinance, as required by the State and County, making recycling mandatory in Denville Township.

Denville Township Recycling Ordinance #6-08: A warning for not properly recycling will be issued for any first offense. For any subsequent offense, a fine of at least $250 and not more than $1000 will be issued to the offender for each time they do not follow the law.

County and state fines can be substantially more.

 



 

Residents

It is against the law to mix recyclables with trash. Violators of this law will not have their trash picked up and may be subject to a fine. Regulations and mandatory recyclable change – keep current on the regulations.

 

The Mayor's town-wide recycling initiative is still in effect. The goal of the initiative is to recycle 15% more and thus remove that 15% of refuse from the garbage stream. This eliminates the cost of dumping 100 tons of garbage monthly, which translates into an annual savings to the municipality and its taxpayers of over $165,000 annually.

We all save money and valuable resources.

 



 

Business, institution, office complex, school and multi-family dwellings

 

Each entity must ensure that a recycling program is in place.

Owner, operator or manager of a business, institution, office complex, hotel, school and multi-family dwellings must ensure that a recycling program is in place.

Commercial establishments are required to submit annual recycling plans and or vendor contracts by January 15 of each year. See our forms Center for example of recycling plan. Report must be sent to:

Denville Department of Public Works, 140 Morris Ave, Denville, NJ 07834.

Each business, institution, office complex, hotel, school and multi-family dwellings is required to complete a recycling tonnage report on or before March 1st of each year. See our forms Center for example of recycling plan. Report must be sent to:

Denville Department of Public Works, 140 Morris Ave, Denville, NJ 07834.

 

To prove an active, current, effective program, eachbusiness, institution, office complex, school and multi-family dwellings should be focused on the following topics:

 

Do you know the current recycling regulations

Do you know your true cost of recycling?

Do you have a written program in place?

  • Do you update it?
  • Do you disseminate recycling information correctly?

Do you have separate bins for trash and recyclables?

Are separate bins located at correct indoor locations plus outside consolidation points?

Do you have sufficient recycle bins effectively placed for visitors, workers and janitorial personnel?

Are they located in public and private areas?

DO YOU SOURCE SEGREGATE?

Do you have Green Team to promote recycling?

Did you effectively promote the program via written correspondence on reoccurring basis?

  • Do you use posters and possible multilingual signage?
  • Do you use proper signage on individual containers, consolidation containers?
  • Are recycle bins being used properly?

Is outdoor final consolidation area properly designated/marked per regulations?

Is outdoor final consolidation area clean and orderly?

  1.      Do you have written contract with recycle vendor?
  2.      Can you document recycle pickups via your vendor?
  3.      Did you fill out the annual tonnage report as required by law?   

 

In general

If you do not have separate containers for trash and recyclables – YOU are not recycling.

 

If the Municipal Recycling Coordinator asked the average person in your complex (visitor, employee or janitorial staff) to explain/ indicate (via posted signs/bins) your recycling policy and they cannot----      YOU do not have a recycle program.

If YOU do not have a recycling program – YOU will be subject to fines.

 

Contact the Municipal Recycling Coordinator if you have any questions:  recycling@denvillenj.org