The waste transporter in Trenton is subject to three main obligations:

  • undertake to transport waste to treatment facilities that comply with waste regulations,
  • undertake to manage the waste transported by them that they have abandoned, dumped or directed to a destination that does not comply with the regulations on waste,
  • undertake to immediately inform the territorially competent prefect in the event of an accident or accidental discharge of waste.

Cross-border transfers (import or export) of waste

The cross-border transfer of waste, that is to say the export or import of waste, are highly regulated activities and framed by various federal and texts of the New Jersey legislation. Companies that import or export waste, as well as transporters, are subject to various obligations which depend in particular on:

  • the nature of the waste (hazardous or not);
  • the type of transfer (import or export);
  • the states concerned by the transfer
  • ;

  • the type of operation (recovery or disposal).

The purpose of this framework is to ensure that waste management can be carried out under good conditions in the counties of destination as far as protecting the environment is concerned.

Cross-border waste transfers

Rules specific to certain types of waste

The management of certain waste is subject, in addition to the general rules, to specific rules which depend on the type of waste concerned. These rules provide a framework for the management of waste that presents particular pollution risks or encourage better waste recovery.

Hazardous wastes, because of the greater risks associated with their handling, are subject to more stringent requirements. Among them, wastes contaminated with PCBs are subject to a national elimination plan and are subject to specific rules of characterization, labeling and treatment. Contaminated devices must be declared and treatment facilities require approval.

The waste concerned by an extended producer responsibility chain is waste whose collection and treatment are governed by specific systems.

Biowaste from large producers is subject to an obligation to sort at source which will be generalized by 2025 to all professionals. Individuals will also be affected by the possibility of sorting bio-waste by 2025.

Building and public works (BTP) waste from the professional sector is subject to compulsory take-back by distributors of construction materials, products and equipment.

Dumpster rental companies must also comply to the rules even though they normally only transport the waste to the local lanfill. If a customer (private or corporate) look for such service by searching online, he fill often make such a search for terms such as “dumpster near me“, which shows that most of these services are conducted locally.

These services are used for garage or yard clean out, roofing or kitchen renovation, building demolitions, tree removal and other maintenance operations. Businesses may decide to remove old furniture and other old materials, requiring the hiring of a bin to conveninetly send all the unwanted items to the nearest landfill.

Hazardous materials are treated separately as they require a special permit due to the higher risk to endanger the local environment. Such wastes must be processed in specialized facilities with the know-how to handle the various chemicals contained in hazardous materials.