2020 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 13 - Conservation and Development--Parks and Reservations
Section 13:1E-99.122 - Definitions relative to food waste.

13:1E-99.122 Definitions relative to food waste.

1. As used in P.L.2020, c.24 (C.13:1E-99.122 et al.):

"Alternative authorized food waste recycling method" means: (1) recycling food waste at the site at which it is generated as authorized by the Department of Environmental Protection; (2) treating food waste at the site at which it is generated pursuant to a permit issued by the department; (3) sending food waste for offsite use for agricultural purposes, including as animal feed; (4) sending food waste offsite for treatment with sewage sludge in an anaerobic digester for renewable natural gas or biogas recovery as authorized by the department; or (5) any other method of recycling or reuse of food waste, as authorized by the department.

"Authorized food waste recycling facility" means a Class C recycling center within the State authorized to accept, store, process, or transfer food waste or compostable material, pursuant to subsection b. of section 41 of P.L.1987, c.102 (C.13:1E-99.34).

"Department" means the Department of Environmental Protection.

"Food waste" means food processing vegetative waste, food processing residue generated from processing and packaging operations, overripe produce, trimmings from food, food product over-runs from food processing, soiled and unrecyclable paper generated from food processing, and used cooking fats, oil, and grease, but shall not include food donated by the generator for human consumption, any waste generated by a consumer after the generator issues or sells food to the consumer, or any waste regulated by 7 C.F.R. ss.330.400 through 330.403 and 9 C.F.R. s.94.5.

"Large food waste generator" means any commercial food wholesaler, distributor, industrial food processor, supermarket, resort, conference center, banquet hall, restaurant, educational or religious institution, military installation, prison, hospital, medical facility, or casino that produces at least 52 tons per year of food waste; provided that "large food waste generator" shall not include any interstate carrier conducting interstate transportation operations in the post-security area of an international airport.

"Source separate" or "source separated" means the process by which food waste is separated at the point of generation by the generator thereof from other solid waste for the purpose of recycling.

L.2020, c.24, s.1.

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