Section: District recycling plan.
3. a. Each county shall prepare and adopt a district recycling plan to implement the State Recycling Plan goals. Each district recycling plan shall be adopted as an amendment to the district solid waste management plan required pursuant to the provisions of the "Solid Waste Management Act," P.L.1970, c.39 (C.13:1E-1 et seq.) and subject to the approval of the department. Each district recycling plan may be modified after adoption pursuant to a procedure set forth in the adopted plan as approved by the department.
b. Each district recycling plan required pursuant to this section shall include, but need not be limited to:
(1) Designation of a district recycling coordinator;
(2) Designation of the recyclable materials to be source separated in each municipality which shall include, in addition to leaves, at least three other recyclable materials separated from the municipal solid waste stream;
(3) Designation of the strategy for the collection, marketing and disposition of designated source separated recyclable materials in each municipality;
(4) Designation of recovery targets in each municipality to achieve the maximum feasible recovery of recyclable materials from the municipal solid waste stream which shall include, at a minimum, the following schedule:
(a) The recycling of at least 15% of the total municipal solid waste stream by December 31, 1989;
(b) The recycling of at least 25% of the total municipal solid waste stream by December 31, 1990; and
(c) The recycling of at least 50% of the total municipal solid waste stream, including yard waste and vegetative waste, by December 31, 1995; and
(5) Designation of countywide recovery targets to achieve the maximum feasible recovery of recyclable materials from the total solid waste stream which shall include, at a minimum, the recycling of at least 60% of the total solid waste stream by December 31, 1995.
Within 24 months of the effective date of P.L.2007, c.311 (C.13:1E-96.2 et al.), each district recycling plan shall be modified to include the designation of a district certified recycling coordinator.
For the purposes of this subsection, "district certified recycling coordinator" means a person who shall have completed the requirements of a course of instruction in various aspects of recycling program management, as determined and administered by the department; "total municipal solid waste stream" means the sum of the municipal solid waste stream disposed of as solid waste, as measured in tons, plus the total number of tons of recyclable materials recycled; and "total solid waste stream" means the aggregate amount of solid waste generated within the boundaries of any county from all sources of generation, including the municipal solid waste stream.
c. Each district recycling plan, in designating a strategy for the collection, marketing and disposition of designated recyclable materials in each municipality, shall authorize municipalities that adopt a recycling ordinance pursuant to subsection b. of section 6 of P.L.1987, c.102 (C.13:1E-99.16) to limit the collection of designated recyclable materials to specified operating hours in order to preserve the peace and quiet in neighborhoods during the hours when most residents are asleep.
d. A district recycling plan may be modified to require that each municipality within the county revise the ordinance adopted pursuant to subsection b. of section 6 of P.L.1987, c.102 (C.13:1E-99.16) to provide for the source separation and collection of used dry cell batteries as a designated recyclable material.
e. (Deleted by amendment, P.L.2008, c. 130)
L.1987, c.102, s.3; amended 1991, c.521, s.24; 1992, c.167; 2001, c.92, s.7; 2007, c.311, s.8; 2007, c.347, s.22; 2008, c.130, s.19.
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