New law aims to cracks down on illegal dumping in N.J.

Excavators digging dirt

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM – There’s a new law to deal with “dirty dirt” in the Garden State.

Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed into law a set of regulations for New Jersey’s solid waste industry. The move comes after years of urging from state investigators, and after major cases of alleged illegal dumping made headlines in the past year.

The new law (S1683/A4267) expands the licensing and background check requirements for people and businesses working with hazardous waste, solid waste and soil or debris that is recycled as fill. Violators of the new regulations would be subjected to third-degree criminal penalties and civil fines of up to $100,000 per day …

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