Section: Adoption of district household hazardous waste management plan.
16. Whenever a county prepares and adopts a district household hazardous waste management plan, the commissioner may require the plan to be adopted as an amendment to the district solid waste management plan required pursuant to the "Solid Waste Management Act," P.L.1970, c.39 (C.13:1E-1 et seq.). Any district household hazardous waste management plan adopted by a county shall be subject to approval by the department.
a. Each district household hazardous waste management plan, subject to approval by the department, shall identify the county strategy or strategies for the collection and disposal of household hazardous waste, which shall, at a minimum:
(1) provide for the collection and disposal of used mercuric oxide batteries, nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries and sealed lead rechargeable batteries at least once every 90 days;
(2) be consistent with the provisions of the district recycling plan required pursuant to section 3 of P.L.1987, c.102 (C.13:1E-99.13);
(3) designate, if necessary, one or more collection sites within the county for household hazardous waste collection and disposal; and
(4) include such other information as may be prescribed in rules or regulations of the department.
b. A district household hazardous waste management plan, subject to approval by the department, may provide for the collection and disposal of any used dry cell batteries, cathode ray tubes from used computer monitors or television sets.
c. Household hazardous waste shall be collected, stored and transported in accordance with all applicable standards for such wastes adopted as rules or regulations by the department pursuant to P.L.1970, c.39, or as prescribed under any other applicable federal or State law.
d. The department may use a portion of the moneys available in the State Recycling Fund pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection b. of section 5 of P.L.1981, c.278 (C.13:1E-96) for the purposes of providing to counties technical assistance and training in proper used dry cell battery management.
L.1991,c.521,s.16; amended 2002, c.106, s.6.
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