Halting illegal dumping in NJ, cracking down on ‘unscrupulous dirt brokers’

Excavators digging dirt

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT – State lawmakers moved to toughen regulations on the soil and debris recycling industry in an effort to prevent the illegal dumping of contaminated material that threatens New Jersey’s soil and waterways.

The Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee on Monday approved a bill that would expand the number of people in the industry who would have to submit to background checks if they wanted to dump material in New Jersey.

The bill (A-4267) also subjects the soil and debris recycling business to the same regulations that govern the solid waste industry …

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