Region 2 Library - Members of the public are welcome to visit the library located at our regional headquarters by appointment and review publications on-site.
The National Recycling Program
Recycling Publications - Publications by topic.
Resource conservation - Common wastes & materials recoverd for recycling.
Collecting Used Oil for Recycling/Reuse - (PDF) Tips for consumers who change their own motor oil and oil filter.
Managing Used Oil: Advice for Small Businesses - Information for businesses such as service stations, fleet maintenance facilities, and "quick lube" shops that generate and handle used oil.
Electronics Demanufacturing Companies - Collection and demanufacturing of consumer electronic appliances in New Jersey and New York.
eCycling in Region 2 - Reusing or recycling of the consumer electronics.
Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris - Reducing and recycling C&D debris in Region 2.
Recycling in New Jersey
Recycling in New York State
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
The Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recyclers - The national trade association representing companies who acquire, reprocess and sell the output of more than 90 percent of the post-consumer plastic processing capacity in North America.
Product Stewardship Webinars - Free on-line classes. Register at TRAINEX - The Training Exchange Website.
For reporting spills and emergencies in New Jersey call the toll-free hotline -- 1-877-WARNDEP (1-877-927-6337). For more hotlines visit NJDEP's Hotlines Web site. For details visit the NJDEP Bureau of Emergency Response Web site.
For reporting spills and emergencies in New York State call the toll-free hotline -- 1-800-457-7362. For more important phone numbers visit the NYSDEC Division of Environmental Remediation Web site.
For reporting spills and emergencies in Puerto Rico call Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board (EQB) at 787-767-8181. When calling, ask for the Land Pollution Control Division and the specific program, such as Permit, Enforcement, Special Waste (Universal Waste), Used Oil, Medical Waste, Non-hazardous Solid Waste (i.e., Municipal Solid Waste Landfills.)
To report a possible violation in any State visit EPA's Compliance and Enforcement Web site.
EMPACT - Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Public Participation Manual
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Expanded Public Participation Rule
Sustainability - Achieving sustainable solutions calls for stewardship, with everyone taking responsibility for solving the environmental problems of today and tomorrow.
The Hazardous Waste Identification Rule (HWIR) - HWIR establishes a risk-based "floor" to hazardous waste listings that will encourage pollution prevention, waste minimization, and the development of innovative waste treatment technologies.
EPA and State regulations contact information:
EPA Region 2 - RCRA Hazardous Waste Compliance -- 212- 637-4070
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) - NJDEP Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste:
--For general information, manifests, hazardous waste reporting call 609-292-7081. For more details visit the NJDEP Bureau of Hazardous Waste Regulation Web site.
-- For information on inspections, compliance and enforcement call 609-584-4250. For more details visit the NJDEP Compliance & Enforcement Web site.
-- For information on hazardous waste sites call 609-984-3081
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC):
-- For regulatory and technical guidance visit NYSDEC Waste Management Web site.
-- For information on hazardous waste generators and household hazardous waste call toll-free --1-800-462-6553
-- For information on hazardous waste generation and management annual reporting (Large Quantity Generators and Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities) call toll-free -- 1-800-452-1925
-- For technical assistance on Small Quantity Generators call-toll-free --1-800-462-6553.
Waste Minimization/Pollution Prevention
Environmental Justice (EJ)