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Concerned Citizens

EPA's Office of Solid Waste Subject Index
Frequently Asked Questions About Waste


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 Exit EPA disclaimer
Recycling in New York State Exit EPA disclaimer
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority Exit EPA disclaimer
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. Exit EPA disclaimer
Product Stewardship Webinars - Free on-line classes. Register at TRAINEX - The Training Exchange Website. Exit EPA disclaimer

Public Participation

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. Exit EPA disclaimer

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. Exit EPA disclaimer

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.

Hazardous Waste

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:

Solid Waste

The Consumer's Handbook for Reducing Solid Waste
Waste News Magazine Exit EPA disclaimer

Waste Minimization/Pollution Prevention

Pollution Prevention (P2) Statues, Regulations, Polices and Executive Orders
P2 Computer/Electronics Sector
Waste Minimization Resources and Programs
The National Waste Minimization Program

Environmental Education

Environmental Education and Youth Programs in Region 2

Environmental Justice (EJ)

Environmental Justice in Region 2
Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response's (OSWER) Environmental Justice (EJ) in Waste Programs
Office of Compliance and Enforcement


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