NJ’s municipal waste recycling rate in 2014 was 41% working towards a goal of 50%. Grants have been given out to encourage towns to recycle their waste – particularly when it comes to food waste, scrap tire and public spaces.
NorthJersey.com featured some of the municipalities that received the grant money and what they plan to do with it – from composting, to installing additional containers in open spaces.
What we found interesting was looking at the numbers in 2014, and seeing that when construction waste and other non-municipality waste was added into the mix of the total waste of the state, the state-wide recycling rate was up at 62%.
We’re excited to see that rate for the state, overall, and hope as data is released for 2015 and 2016 that we continue to see that rate climb up.
Increasing Recycling Rates
Here at Cardella Waste we’re constantly looking at new and innovative ways to recycle the waste we collect. From our wall board recycling program that helps increase the rate of recycling off of construction projects, to our state-of-the-art equipment that allows us to collect everything in one container, and sort it at our facility. We are always looking for ways to make a greener tomorrow.