Christie Administration Allocates $14.3 Million to Aid in Recycling Efforts

The Christie Administration announced on January 5th a new grant program that will distribute 14.3 million dollars to local governments in order to bolster their recycling programs.

The grants will be distributed based on 2014 Recycling performance reports and will help to better manage the roughly 9.6 million tons of waste produced by New Jerseyians every year year.

As it stands now New Jersey has an average recycling rate of 41% compared to the national average of 34%. Learn more about recycling in New Jersey by visiting the Derpartment of Enviormental Protection's dedicated page here http://www.nj.gov/dep/dshw/recycling/