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Recycling and Solid Waste Management


Do you want to become a Certified Recycling Professional (CRP)?

You have two options:

1. The Full NJ Recycling Certification Series
Series 12: September 2017 - May 2018 *Series is Full*

2. The Alternate Recycling Certification Series
    April 17 & 24 and May 1 & 8, 2018; Exam on May 22, 2018
     *Previous public sector experience required*

Not sure which series is right for you? Click here.


Do you need training for CRP Recertification Credits or Compost Operators?

Here is a list of our current course offerings:

Clean Communities Certification Program
August 10, 17, and 24, 2017 - 15 CRP Credits (5 per day)

Recycling Health and Safety
September 14, 2017 - 3 CRP Credits

NJ Compost Operator Certification Course
September 19, 2017 - 6 CRP Credits

The Ethical Organization
September 27, 2017 - 3 CRP Credits

Introduction to RFP's The Do's & Don'ts
September 29, 2017 - 3 CRP Credits

Public Information/Relations
September 29, 2017 - CRP Credits Pending *New Course*

Management Skills for Supervisors
October 24-25, 2017 - 12 CRP Credits

Improving Your Time Management Skills
December 13, 2017 - 3 CRP Credits

Understanding Sustainability Management
December 19, 2017 - 3 CRP Credits

Recycling Public Policy
February 7, 2018 - 6 CRP Credits

Preparing Recycling Tonnage Reports
February 21, 2018 - 3 CRP Credits

NJ Compost Operator Certification Course
March 13, 2018 - 6 CRP Credits

Management Skills for Supervisors
March 27-28, 2018 - 12 CRP Credits

Improving Your Grant Writing Skills
April 19, 2018 - 3 CRP Credits


Educational Opportunities from Other Training Providers
Note: These classes are not run by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education. Please contact the training provider directly with questions or to register.

National Recycling Coalition Webinar: New Innovations in Compostable Flex Packaging - Design, Materials, and the End of the Line
July 13, 2017; 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST

SWANA Webinar: Why Recycling Is the Best Kept Secret in Climate Change
July 26, 2017; 1:45pm - 3:00pm EST

APR Plastics Recycling 2017 Web Seminar Education Series
Six web seminars on topics related to plastics recycling.

Product Stewardship Institute Webinars
Ongoing webinars focused on a variety of topics related to recycling and sustainability.

College & University Recycling Coalition 2017 Webinar Series
Series of six programs on waste reduction and sustainable materials management at higher education institutions.

EPA Sustainable Materials Management Web Academy
Ongoing - 1.5 CRP Credits per webinar


Recycling and Solid Waste Training

Sustainable Resource Management Professional
(SRMP) Certification

CRPs now have the option of earning a new national certification, Sustainable Resource Management Professional (SRMP). Click here for more info.

Scholarship Opportunity!

The Association of New Jersey Recyclers (ANJR) is offering funding to a qualified applicant who is an ANJR member in good standing to complete the NJ Recycling Certification Program. Read more and apply here.