New Jersey's 23rd Legislative District

Senator Michael Doherty

Senator Mike Doherty

New Law Sponsored by Senator Doherty Helps Small Towns

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

Two-Year Extension for Recycling Coordinator Certification

Senator Michael Doherty, R-Warren/Hunterdon, said he is pleased that his legislation giving municipalities a two-year extension on requirements to train a certified recycling coordinator has been signed into law.

“Many recycling coordinators are volunteers or part-time employees who get little or no extra pay for ensuring that their towns are in compliance with recycling laws,” Doherty stated. “A recession is the wrong time to force cash-strapped towns to pay the extra expense of training and increased compensation to meet new certification requirements.”

The 2007 Recycling Enhancement Act required each municipality to have a certified recycling coordinator no later than Jan. 13, 2010. The new law created by Senator Doherty delays that requirement until Jan. 13, 2012.

“This does nothing to hurt the environment,” Doherty continued. “It simply gives recycling coordinators, many of whom are volunteers, more time to complete a four-day training program required by the DEP.”

Similar Posts on

Leave a Comment:

Comment Rules: Please remain civil, stay on topic, and refrain from using foul or abusive language. Posts that violate those rules may be hidden or deleted, and repeated violators may be blocked.

District 23 Guide

Michael Doherty

Mike's Bio & Public Service

Constituent Services

Mike Can Help You!

Contact Mike

Mike Wants to Hear from You!

District 23

About the Legislative District

Email Updates

Sign Up for Mike's Newsletter


Follow Mike's Page


Students - Get Involved

Legislative Activity

Committees, Bills & Votes


Tweet @mikedohertynj

Mike's Recent Posts

- Proudly Serving Parts of Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren Counties -