Solid Waste

Disposal
As per NJAC 7:26-1.6, solid waste is any garbage, refuse, sludge or any other waste material. Other waste material is considered any solid, liquid, semi-solid or contained gaseous material which can no longer serve its original intended use. It is necessary to dispose of these materials properly so as not to pollute the groundwater, air, or land. The following is a breakdown of inspections conducted to insure proper solid waste disposal.

Operating Sanitary Landfill
The operating sanitary landfill in Upper/Woodbine is inspected by the Health Department on a quarterly basis. The landfill must be in compliance with the Solid Waste Management Act.

Compost Facility
The compost facility is located at the sanitary landfill in Upper/Woodbine. It is inspected once a year and must be in compliance with the Solid Waste Management Act.

Transfer Station
The Transfer facility is located in Burleigh, in Middle Township. The transfer station is a facility where solid waste can be collected to be hauled up to the landfill. This facility is inspected quarterly and must be in compliance with the Solid Waste Management Act.

Closed Landfills
There are 13 closed landfills throughout Cape May County. They are inspected by NJDEP and must be in compliance with the Solid Waste Management Act.

Class B Recycling
These facilities are permitted and regulated by NJDEP. These facilities recycle:
  • Asphalt
  • Cement
  • Concrete
  • Wood
There are 3 facilities in the county. The Health Department inspects these facilities once per year.