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Posted on: October 11, 2019

DEP Launches Guard Your Backyard Campaign

The NJ DEP has launched the “Guard Your Backyard” campaign to help municipalities and communities manage fill material. They have set up a website with local guidance and a model ordinance that municipalities can download and modify.

This week the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the launch of the “Guard Your Backyard” campaign. The goal of the new DEP initiative is to help municipalities and communities manage fill material. To help achieve this goal the DEP has set up a website with local guidance and a model ordinance that municipalities can download and modify to suit their local needs. 

In addition to the model ordinance, the website provides information on what is and isn’t considered solid waste under state law; specific actions that can be taken to enforce soil regulations or report illegal dumping; and examples of municipal law regulating soil.

For more information visit the DEP’s Guard Your Backyard campaign website at guardyourbackyard.nj.gov.

Contact: Frank Marshall, Esq., League Staff Attorney, fmarshall@njlm.org, 609-695-3481 ext. 137.


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