new jersey department of agriculture\'s film recycling program marks a milestone
Douglas H, New Jersey Agriculture Minister
Fisher announced today that the Ministry of Agriculture nursery and greenhouse plastic film recycling program increased the number of materials recovered last year by 53%, the most successful year since the program began in 1997. 2011.
More than 1 million of plastic film has been recycled rather than dumped in landfill, saving New Jersey farmers thousands of dollars in landfill tips to keep these items away from solid waste logistics, increase the availability of landfill space and provide manufacturers with sources to manufacture plastic products using recycled contents.
\"We are proud to have the most successful nursery and greenhouse film recycling projects in the country,\" Fisher said . \".
\"We encourage all growers who use agricultural plastics to participate in this valuable and monetary activity --saving program.
The film has been recycled for 15 years.
The recycled film is used to cover the environment-controlled greenhouse and the over-used greenhouse
Since the launch of the project in 1997, growers in New Jersey have recovered more than 8 million of used film and are expected to exceed the 9 million mark this year.
In 2011, the amount of recycling was 1,111,760 pounds-the largest number of nursery and greenhouse films recovered in the year since the project was launched.
Two regional websites for film yearround —
Burlington County Vocational Training Center in Mt.
Cumberland County Solid Waste center in Holly and Deerfield. Out-of-
State growers can bring their used movies to the mountains.
Cumberland\'s films accept only New Jersey movies.
For details on the location, time, fees, and other vendors to receive the film, please visit the department\'s website.
Growers recovered through two regional centers saved nearly $25,000 in tips.
Large growers who sell their films to brokers and plastic recycling facilities have saved $21,000, and their recycling efforts have also been rewarded with up to $54,000.
White and transparent kindergarten movies and clear moreseason (two-year, three-year, and four-year)
Greenhouse can be recycled.
Movies must be free, Staples and Saran.
At the site of collection, the load containing other agricultural plastics will be rejected, such as bags, covering films, shrink films, Stretch Films, drip irrigation, or being coated.
Vehicles used to transport greenhouse and nursery film inside or between states do not require permission from the Ministry of Environmental Protection of New Jersey, as long as the used film is transported directly to one of the collection sites participating in the New Jersey nursery and greenhouse film recycling project.
Larger growers producing large quantities of film can also choose to collect, prepare and sell nursery and greenhouse film in the open market.
However, due to the price and convenience, many farm operators use one of the two regional collection sites to drop their films.
In addition, the department provides annual
Circular covering film and drip tape recycling, seasonal plastic pesticide container recycling, and information on flower pots, plastic plates, trays and cell packaging recycling.
To learn more about these recycling plans, please contact Karen Kritz at609-984-2506orKaren. kritz@ag. state. nj.
Usor visits the agricultural recycling web page of the New Jersey Ministry of Agriculture at www. nj.