Commercial Recycling Guide
Recycling became mandatory for all New Jersey residents, businesses and institutions on April 20, 1987, when the Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act was signed into Law, N.J.S.A. 13:1E-1et seq. The passage of this Act established New Jersey as a national leader in recycling, requiring that recyclable materials be separated from the municipal solid waste stream. The state recycling goal is now 50%.