The May 2018 issue is available now

Focus: Recycling & Waste Management

May 2018 NJ Municipalities magazine cover


New Jersey DEP Purchases Recycle Coach

Adds platform for statewide recycling education and promotion

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has purchased the Recycle Coach online platform package to make information on recycling simple, clear,and accessible across the full range of smart devices to improve recycling rates throughout the state. Recycle Coach is now available to every New Jersey county, municipality, and resident at no charge.

Recycle Coach is currently contacting New Jersey municipalities to assist in uploading the system on websites and loading local information, such as materials recycled, recycling and waste pick-up days, pick-up schedule changes,electronic waste and household hazardous waste events, and where to recycle those hard-to-recycle items. Please encourage your recycling coordinator and other appropriate local officials to attend implementation webinars sponsored by Recycle Coach, designed to ensure efficient installation of the app and to derive the most benefit from the service.

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Featured Article

Building Official during an inspection

Building Safety Month

Recognizing the value of Code Officials

Often times, if you mention to friends that you have to go get a construction permit at the local building department, the reaction you may receive may be roughly the same as that of going to the dentist and being told you need a root canal. The reality is quite different – getting a root canal is often less painful! While I say this with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek, the sad reality is that there are endless anecdotal stories of building permit horrors. Typically that is the furthest thing from the truth. Building departments and code officials here in New Jersey are some of the most well-trained, state-licensed municipal professionals in the Country.

According to NJBOA president, Pat Naticchione of Egg Habor Township, “Being a code official is one of the most misunderstood and maligned aspects of municipal government.However, it is also one of the most rewarding professions ever.As a code professional, our job is to ensure the safety our residents through the proper application of construction codes and regulations adopted throughout the state.”

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In Each Issue

Now & Then

Each month, Now & Then looks at NJ Municipalities magazine's rich history of articles, and comparing the issue’s focus articles to those that were featured in years past. Whether published in 1980, or as far back as 1917, many subjects are still on the minds of local government officials today. This month's article is titled, "Keeping the Garden State Clean and Green," which falls in line with the magazine's May focus: Recycling and Waste Management.

Read Now & Then on page 10.

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