Waste MANAGEMENT Working Group
Hot Topic: Upcoming Plastics Ban
Starting May 4, 2022, New Jersey will ban the use of single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products at retail stores and food service businesses. Stores must instead provide reusable bags and recyclable products. Plastic straws will be limited to by-request-only. Read the law, a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions (FAQs), an easy-to-read chart explaining how to comply, and many other resources at Business.NJ.gov. See the below linked presentation from a representative from the NJ Business Action Center from the June 2021 Waste Management Working Group meeting.
NJ Clean Communities Council is an organization working to get the word out about the upcoming plastics band and helping New Jersey residents prepare for the transition. See their PSA video linked below which gets into the importance of switching to reusable bags. To hear more from the NJ Clean Communities Council, sign up for e-newsletter here:
To support sustainable management of waste by residents and businesses and discourage illegal dumping in Camden.
Focus AreaS & ACTIVITIES
- Successfully programmed "A New View" using art as an illegal dumping intervention
- Recycling specification modified to obtain more advantageous contract.
- Undertook partnerships with the Camden County Police Department (CCPD) to begin reducing illegal dumping.
- Assisted with partnership between the City of Camden and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) for NJDEP's pilot illegal dumping program which resulted in the clean-up of one of the State's largest illegal dumping hotspots.
REPORT ILLEGAL DUMPING
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