(a) Adoption of recycling plan. Each state
public entity shall adopt a comprehensive recycling plan to meet or exceed the
legislative intent, requirements, and goals of the Act. A sample recycling plan
shall be made available by the Office of Management and Enterprise
(b) Recycling plan
operation. Each state public entity shall develop and operate its own recycling
program, or join and participate in a joint recycling program, for the purpose
of implementing its recycling plan. The results of implementation of the plan
during the previous fiscal year shall be described in a report to the Director
by December 31 of each year. The report shall be in a format determined by the
Office of Management and Enterprise Services.
(c) Assistance in plan development. The
Office of Management and Enterprise Services shall provide assistance and
coordination to state public entities in the development and implementation of
recycling plans, and in the operation of recycling programs to achieve
Determination of quantity and market value of recycled materials. The Office
may determine whether the quantity and market value of recyclable materials,
separately or in combination, in any solid waste generated by any state public
entity is sufficient to make recycling economically feasible.
(e) Joint recycling operations. The Office
may operate one or more recycling programs, where it is feasible to do so, and
may require state public entities to participate. The Office may determine
whether any state public entity must participate in a joint recycling program
with other state public entities, or may operate a partially or completely
separate recycling program of its own.
Designation of agency recycling
coordinator. Each state agency shall designate at least one employee as a
recycling coordinator for that agency.
Office may require the designation of additional coordinators if necessary for
the efficient operation of the recycling effort.
(2) State agencies with more than one office,
shop, or working venue shall designate a recycling coordinator for each
location or venue at which more than fifty employees usually work.
(3) The Office may, at its discretion,
require an agency to appoint a recycling coordinator for locations which
produce large amounts of recyclable materials.
(4) The identity and contact information for
each recycling coordinator shall be submitted to the Director and shall be
updated or revised as changes occur.
(5) Recycling coordinators shall serve as
contact persons with the Office for implementation of the Act and the rules in
Representatives of entities other than state agencies. Each state public entity
other than a state agency shall designate at least one employee to represent
that entity in coordination with the Department for implementation of the Act
and the rules in 260:85-1-3. The identity and contact information for each
representative shall be submitted to the Director and shall be updated or
revised as changes occur.
Exemptions. No state public entity may be exempted from complying with the
legislative intent, requirements, and goals of the Act; however, the Director
may grant temporary exemptions from compliance with the rules in 260:85-1-3 due
to lack of market availability or economic feasibility. All requests for
exemption must be made in writing and must be accompanied by documentation
supporting the need for such an exemption. Any exemption granted shall be in
effect for no longer than one year.