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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
September 2021 - May 2022

2. The Alternate Recycling Certification Series
    Next offering tentatively planned for Spring 2023
     *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:

August 2021

Effective Emergency/Crisis Communications
August 4 & 5, 2021 - 6 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE

Writing Skills for Utility and Operations Personnel
August 11, 2021 - 6 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE

Management Skills for Supervisors
August 17 & 18, 2021 - 12 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE

The Ethical Organization
August 24, 2021 (½ Day AM) - 3 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE

Improving Your Time Management Skills
August 24, 2021 (½ Day PM) - 3 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE

September 2021

NJ Compost Operator Certification Course
September 23 & 24, 2021 - 8 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE

December 2021

Understanding Sustainability Management
December 15, 2021 - 6 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE

February 2022

Recycling Public Policy
February 16, 2022 - 6 CRP Classroom Credits ONLINE


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.