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Alternate Recycling Certification Series


Course Code: ER0201WA21

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Date & Time

Last Held: May 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2021
Exam on June 2, 2021
8:30am - 3:45pm EDT

Next offering tentatively planned for Spring 2023. Registration will open when course dates are confirmed.


This online recycling certification program is intended for municipal, county, or private sector employees who have significant experience in the fields of recycling and/or solid waste or those who have completed another professional certification program, such as those offered for health officers, public works managers, or business administrators. The topics and schedule have been designed to present key information that individuals will need to know to fulfill the duties of a Certified Recycling Professional (CRP).

The agenda for the Alternate Series is as follows:

Day 1: (AM) The Recycling Coordinator's Primer
            (PM) NJDEP Regulations/Facts/Figures

Day 2: (AM) Effective Communication/Promotion and Using Reporting Data
            (PM) Filing/Reporting/Enforcement - Municipal and County Levels

Day 3: Recycling Economics, Markets, and Marketing

Day 4: (AM) Collection Techniques/Contracting
            (PM) Case Studies

Upon completion of the four classes (which are scheduled one day per week for four consecutive weeks), attendees who wish to complete the program and receive certification will be required to sit for and pass a written exam based on the content of the program presented. 

Registrants are required to complete the program within a single offering.  Cross-registration between offerings will be considered only under outstanding circumstances.

To maintain your CRP certification, you must obtain twenty (20) hours of recertification credits every two years. Active CRP's may take one or more of the single day sessions to earn recertification credits (six credits per day).


In addition to 2.4 Rutgers CEUs, this recycling certification course has been approved for the following credits:

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 4 Technical, 4 Management, 4 Government (total for all four days - 1 of each category for single days)

NJ Certified Recycling Professionals (CRPs): 6 Recertification credits per day

NOTE: You must fill out the survey requesting continuing education credits immediately following the end of the class. If you do not complete the survey - or do not fully complete it - you will NOT receive any credits.

Registration Fee TBD
Multi-Person Registration Fee TBD Register at the same time with a colleague for all 4 days and you both save!
Single Day Fee TBD Please be sure to specify which day(s) you will be attending when you register.
Cancellation Fee TBD

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided.


This online course will be delivered via Rutgers' Canvas learning management system.The equipment you will need is a computer (desktop or labtop). A microphone is not required, since you have option to call in to hear the live class. Kindly note that this training is best viewed using the Chrome web browser. If you plan to access the course using a mobile device, please review this link for information: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10567.

Photo ID Requirement:

Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.

  • You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
  • The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
  • After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Pre-registration is required.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our email list:
1. Click here to join our email list (please select "Recycling and Clean Communities" as your Area of Interest) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli, 848-932-7207
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin, 848-932-7204