Letter to Union County Businesses and Institutions

To: All Union County Businesses, Institutions & Multi-Family Dwellings

From:   JoAnn Gemenden, Union County District Recycling Coordinator

SUBJECT:     2014 Business and Institution Recycling Tonnage Report


While nearly all businesses and institutions in Union County are now conducting on-going recycling programs as required by law, a large amount of this activity is still not being adequately reported.  Since annual municipal recycling tonnage grants are based on recycling tonnage reports, the underreporting of recycling activities has a negative impact on the municipality in which your establishment is located.  In other words, if the recycling conducted by your business or institution is not reported, it is as if it didn’t take place.

In an effort to obtain recycling information on behalf of all Union County municipalities, the County is requesting completion of the enclosed recycling activity and tonnage report.  The information provided by you will be provided to your municipality for inclusion in their annual recycling report to the DEP. 

It is requested that your business’s or institution’s information be provided by March 2, 2015 which would allow adequate time for municipalities to file their annual recycling reports to the DEP.  For your convenience, the report can now be completed electronically via Union County’s website www.ucnj.org/business-recycling. The report can still be completed and mailed, faxed or scanned and emailed back to your municipal recycling coordinator.  Failure to establish a recycling program and/or submit tonnage information may result in a monetary penalty. 

Local businesses are the backbone of our County and your cooperation is critical to the success of our recycling goals and initiatives.  Please help Union County achieve its 50% mandated recycling goal.  Should you have any questions once you have reviewed the enclosed materials, please do not hesitate to contact me at (908) 654-9890 or email at jgemenden@ucnj.org.