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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 15: September 2019 - May 2020 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 Recertification Credits or Compost Operators?

Here is a list of our current course offerings:

Management Skills for Supervisors
October 22-23, 2019 - 12 CRP Credits SOLD OUT!

Clean Communities - Best Practices Seminar
October 23, 2019 - 3.5 CRP Credits NEW COURSE, SOLD OUT!

Clean Communities Health and Safety Training
October 30-31, 2019 - 6 CRP Credits for Day 1 Only

Preparing Recycling Tonnage Reports
November 10, 2020 (AM Only) - 2 CRP Credits

Improving Your Grant Writing Skills
November 14, 2019 (AM Only) - 3 CRP Credits

Advanced Grant Writing Skills -Build and Improve
November 14, 2019 (PM Only) - 3 CRP Credits

The Ethical Organization
December 5, 2019 (AM Only) - 3 CRP Credits

Improving Your Time Management Skills
December 5, 2019 (PM Only) - 3 CRP Credits

Preparing Recycling Tonnage Reports
December 12, 2020 (AM Only) - 2 CRP Credits

Understanding Sustainability Management
December 18, 2019 - 6 CRP Credits

Introduction to Ergonomics for Recycling and Public Works
February 11, 2020 (AM Only) - 3 CRP Credits

Getting Your Point Across: Communication Skills for Challenging Situations
February 11, 2020 (PM Only) - 3 CRP Credits

Recycling Public Policy
February 13, 2020 - 6 CRP Credits

Event Recycling - Do It Right!
March 24, 2020 (AM Only) - 3 CRP Credits NEW COURSE!

Management Skills for Supervisors
March 25-26, 2020 - 12 CRP Credits

RFP's and Proposal Writing from Start to Finish
April 8, 2020 - 6 CRP Credits NEWLY REVISED!

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing - How & Why?
April 14, 2020 - 6 CRP Credits NEW DATE!

Clean Communities Council Coordinator Certification Training
April 16, 23, and 30, 2020 - 15 CRP Credits (5 per day)

NJ Compost Operator Certification Course
April 21, 2020 - 6 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.

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.