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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 16: September 2020 - May 2021 SERIES IS FULL!

2. The Alternate Recycling Certification Series
    April 2021 (Exact dates TBD; this program is now offered every other year.)
     *Previous public sector experience required*

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


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

Here is a list of our current course offerings:

September 2020

NJ Compost Operator Certification Course
September 29-30, 2020 - 6 CRP Classroom Classroom Credits ONLINE COURSE

Composting and Good Soils
September 30, 2020 - 1 CRP Classroom Classroom Credit ONLINE COURSE

October 2020

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing - How & Why?
October 7, 2020 - 6 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE COURSE

Clean Communities Council Coordinator Certification Training
October 9, 16, and 23, 2020 - 15 CRP Classroom Credits (5 per day) ONLINE COURSE

Management Skills for Supervisors
October 21 & 22, 2020 - 12 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE COURSE

Preparing Recycling Tonnage Reports
October 28, 2020 (AM Only) - 3 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE COURSE

November 2020

Preparing Recycling Tonnage Reports
November 6, 2020 (AM Only) - 3 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE COURSE

The Ethical Organization
November 12, 2020 (AM Only) - 3 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE COURSE

Getting Your Point Across: Communication Skills for Challenging Situations
November 12, 2020 (PM Only) - 3 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE COURSE

Writing Skills for Utility and Operations Personnel
November 24, 2020 - 6 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE COURSE

December 2020

An Introduction to RFP's - The Do's and Don'ts
December 1, 2020 (AM Only) - 3 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE COURSE

Effective Emergency/Crisis Communications
December 9 & 16, 2020 - 6 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE COURSE

Improving Your Grant Writing Skills
December 10 & 17, 2020 - 6 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE COURSE

Introduction to Ergonomics for Recycling and Public Works
December 11, 2020 (AM Only) - 3 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE COURSE

Understanding Sustainability Management
December 15, 2020 - 6 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE COURSE

The Ethical Organization
December 18, 2020 (AM Only) - 3 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE COURSE

Improving Your Time Management Skills
December 18, 2020 (PM Only) - 3 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE COURSE

February 2021

Recycling Public Policy
February 9, 2021 - 6 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE COURSE


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.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance Webinars
Webinars focused on composting, recycling, reuse, and related topics.

The Recycling Partnership's Webinar Wednesdays
Free webinars held each month covering best practices and communications tools to better your community's recycling program.

Sustainable Materials Management Webinar Series
This webinar series is offered through a partnership between the National Recycling Coalition and the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center and delivers innovative programming to those who are seeking integrated opportunities for materials management.

West Coast Climate & Materials Management Forum Webinar Series
Informative presentations from people on the cutting-edge of sustainable materials management.

APR Plastics Recycling 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 Webinar Series
Webinar programs focused 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.