Adoption of recycling plan. Each state public entity shall adopt a comprehensive recycling plan to meet or exceed the legislative intent, requirements, and goals of the Act. A sample recycling plan shall be made available by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services.
Recycling plan operation. Each state public entity shall develop and operate its own recycling program, or join and participate in a joint recycling program, for the purpose of implementing its recycling plan. The results of implementation of the plan during the previous fiscal year shall be described in a report to the Director by December 31 of each year. The report shall be in a format determined by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services.
Assistance in plan development. The Office of Management and Enterprise Services shall provide assistance and coordination to state public entities in the development and implementation of recycling plans, and in the operation of recycling programs to achieve recycling objectives.
Determination of quantity and market value of recycled materials. The Office may determine whether the quantity and market value of recyclable materials, separately or in combination, in any solid waste generated by any state public entity is sufficient to make recycling economically feasible.
Joint recycling operations. The Office may operate one or more recycling programs, where it is feasible to do so, and may require state public entities to participate. The Office may determine whether any state public entity must participate in a joint recycling program with other state public entities, or may operate a partially or completely separate recycling program of its own.
Designation of agency recycling coordinator. Each state agency shall designate at least one employee as a recycling coordinator for that agency.
The Office may require the designation of additional coordinators if necessary for the efficient operation of the recycling effort.
State agencies with more than one office, shop, or working venue shall designate a recycling coordinator for each location or venue at which more than fifty employees usually work.
The Office may, at its discretion, require an agency to appoint a recycling coordinator for locations which produce large amounts of recyclable materials.
The identity and contact information for each recycling coordinator shall be submitted to the Director and shall be updated or revised as changes occur.
Recycling coordinators shall serve as contact persons with the Office for implementation of the Act and the rules in 260:85-1-3.
Representatives of entities other than state agencies. Each state public entity other than a state agency shall designate at least one employee to represent that entity in coordination with the Department for implementation of the Act and the rules in 260:85-1-3. The identity and contact information for each representative shall be submitted to the Director and shall be updated or revised as changes occur.
Exemptions. No state public entity may be exempted from complying with the legislative intent, requirements, and goals of the Act; however, the Director may grant temporary exemptions from compliance with the rules in 260:85-1-3 due to lack of market availability or economic feasibility. All requests for exemption must be made in writing and must be accompanied by documentation supporting the need for such an exemption. Any exemption granted shall be in effect for no longer than one year.