TOWNSHIP TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND E-WASTE RECYCLING PROGRAM
Woolwich Township Office of Recycling is announcing the suspension of the Township E-waste Program effective April 1, 2016. The Township will no longer provide curbside collection on a monthly basis. The temporary suspension is mainly due to the increased economic impact placed on the Township from the current E-Waste Law.
In 2010 a New Jersey E-Waste law was passed banning Covered Electronic Devices or CED’s from the landfills and incinerators within the State of New Jersey. The ban of CED units put the primary responsibility on the electronic manufactures to provide a free and convenient recycling program for the communities in the state. Unfortunately the current bill does not provide financial freedom to the towns as stated in the current bill. A new bill A-4763 was proposed to make various changes to the electronic waste recycling laws in New Jersey. The substitute bill required each manufacturer of CED’s to provide for the free collection, transportation, and recycling of its market share in weight of all covered electronic devices collected in a program year. The existing law mandates the manufactures to provide for a return share in weight as estimated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The DEP determination of the manufacturers’ obligations under the current law has underestimated the actual amount collected. This underestimation has caused the current expense the local municipalities have incurred.
The Assembly bill A-4763 was approved by the Assembly on December 17, 2015 and the Senate version S-2973 was passed January 11, 2016. Unfortunately the Governor chose to pocket veto the bill reverting back to the previous law and all the issues. When new legislation is passed that places the cost where it rightly belongs, Woolwich plans on restarting the program of curbside collection of these items.
Township residents may contact the product manufacture for recycling instructions, (please refer to the manufactures list attached). You may also contact Best Buy Store in Deptford at 856-374-0404, the Good Will Store in Woodbury Hts. at 856-848-9834 or Magnum Computer Recycling in Pennsauken at 856-333-0991. Please call for recycling instructions and if any fees are charged prior to drop off. Televisions and computers may not go out in the regular trash they are required to be recycled. You may also contact Frank Piliere or Dana Lawson at NJDEP at 609-984-3438 or the Governor’s Office at 609-292-6000 for more details and explanations. Click HERE for a list of Manufacturers.
All Landowners within the Woolwich Township Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Sending Area should have received both a certified letter and follow up letter via U.S. Mail from the Township. The information contained therein includes important information regarding the TDR Reverse Auction which is scheduled for March 29, 2016. The same documents are uploaded via separate links found below which can be downloaded for your convenience.
The deadline for submission of bid proposals from interested sellers is 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
In January 2015, all landowners within the Township’s Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Sending Area should have received a certified letter from the Township. The Township is providing landowners the option to have their mailing address information placed on the below registry of individuals indicating interest in selling their credits. Placement on the registry does not obligate landowners to sell credits. The purpose of the registry is to help connect interested sellers with prospective purchasers. With a strengthening real-estate industry, the Township anticipates a market emerging for credits. To learn more about the TDR Program Registry please click on the link above.
PUBLIC NOTICE: Please be advised that it has been brought to our attention that web sites have been created using the name of “Woolwich Township” and may include pictures of public property and the Official Seal of the Township. You should be aware these sites are not official sites, and the Township of Woolwich and its elected officials are not responsible for the content of unofficial sites and do not necessarily endorse any factual statements or opinions which may appear there. If you have any questions, please contact Jane DiBella, Administrator/Clerk at 856-467-2666 x3101.
Woolwich Township is a township in Gloucester County, New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 10,200, reflecting an increase of 7,168 (+236.4%) from the 3,032 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,573 (+107.8%) from the 1,459 counted in the 1990 Census.
Woolwich was formed by Royal charter on March 7, 1767, from portions of Greenwich Township, and was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were taken to form Franklin Township (January 27, 1820), Spicer Township (March 13, 1844, now known as Harrison Township) West Woolwich Township (March 7, 1877, now known as Logan Township) and Swedesboro (April 9, 1902).
Woolwich Township is undertaking a project which will result in an Open Space and Recreation plan, setting goals and timelines for community needs including passive and active recreation, trail systems, waterway access, and will develop a timeline and suggestions for best possible land uses throughout the Township to meet these goals.
PLEASE CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO ACCESS THE FINAL VERSION OF THE OPEN SPACE AND RECREATION PLAN: