2018 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Chapter 2
Section 34:2-21.17b - Provisions for minors as volunteers at recycling centers

Section: 34:2-21.17b: Provisions for minors as volunteers at recycling centers

Concurrent with all other provisions of P.L. 1940, c. 153 (C. 34:2-21.1 et seq.), minors who are 12 through 17 years of age shall be permitted to work as volunteers at community operated noncommercial recycling centers operated by a municipality or a community service organization authorized by a municipality to operate a recycling center subject to the following provisions:

a. That these recycling centers handle only those waste products normally included in the municipal waste stream such as newspapers and glass and metal beverage containers;

b. That under no circumstances shall a minor be permitted to work in a community recycling center that is in any way associated with a profit making commercial enterprise other than to sell the recyclable products referred to in subsection a.;

c. That no minor shall operate, perform maintenance, clean, inspect or work in, about, or in connection with any power driven machinery involved in the recycling process;

d. That no minor shall work in a community recycling center without the safety equipment required by law;

e. That no minor shall be permitted to work as a volunteer at a recycling center except under the direct supervision of an adult;

f. That no minor shall handle or be exposed to hazardous waste products or other hazardous substances; and

g. That the municipality which operates the center or authorizes the operation of the center by a community service organization has secured adequate liability insurance to provide compensation for all injuries sustained by minors working voluntarily at the center.

For the purposes of this section, "community operated noncommercial recycling center" means any recycling center that is sponsored by a municipality and is engaged in the recycling activity as a community service.

L. 1987, c. 249, s. 1.

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