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State Resources

New Jersey
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. New Jersey closely follows federal environmental regulations.

Compliance Considerations

The following links provide New Jersey specific guidance and fact sheets for environmental compliance within the state.

Air – DEP Division of Air Quality

Automotive – Automotive Recyclers Association NJ specific fact sheets on auto related environmental topics

Business – DEP permitting and business assistance resources

Compliance Assistance - DEP resources on compliance

Electronic Waste – DEP E-Cycle page for retailers

Hazardous Waste – DEP Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste

Inspection Checklists - includes solid and hazardous waste

Inspection Guide​ - DEP "EZ Inspect Guide" to provide information on the DEP inspection process

Medical Waste – DEP Guidance Document for Regulated Medical Waste

Small Business Assistance Program – DEP small business assistance with environmental regulations

Storage Tanks – DEP requirements for USTs

Universal Waste – DEP universal waste page

Water  – DEP Division of Water Quality

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

Recycling – DEP recycling page

Sustainability – DEP Sustainability and Green Energy (SAGE) program page

The state resources provide retail-relevant state regulatory information and resources. The State Matrices page has more detailed information on variations in key state regulations such as hazardous waste, consumer bag legislation, e-waste and more.