Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste
Compliance and Enforcement
Office of Local Environmental Management
Mail Code 09-01A P.O. Box 420 Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420 Telephone (609) 984-2080
Fax (609) 984-6874
New Jersey Municipalities that Contract for Solid Waste Collection Services
Solid Waste Collection Utilities that Bid on Residential Collection Contracts
Uniform Bid Specifications for Solid Waste Collection Contracts
N.J.A.C. 7:26H-6.6(a) and Appendix A; N.J.A.C. 17:27
N.J.S.A. 13:1E-1 et seq.; N.J.S.A. 48:13A-1 et seq.; N.J.S.A. 40A:11 et seq.
N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. (P.L. 1975,c.127)
The above-referenced solid waste utility regulations and New Jersey Statutes state that in addition to the Department of Environmental Protection’s solid waste utility regulations, a solid waste collection company shall be familiar with and comply with all applicable local, state and Federal laws and regulations in connection with submitting a bid proposal and performing a municipal solid waste collection contract. Therefore, please be advised that recent changes in state law have altered several requirements related to the municipal solid waste collection bid specifications, which is Appendix A of the utility regulations (N.J.A.C. 7:26H).
The Affirmative Action Compliance Notice has been changed. This affects section 4.5 of Appendix A of the municipal solid waste collection contract bid specifications.
A successful bidderto the public agency, one of the following three (3) documents:
A photocopy of a valid letter identifying that the contractor is operating under an existing Federally approved or sanctioned affirmative action program, OR
A photocopy of a Certificate of Employment Information Report approval issued in accordance with N.J.A.C. 17:27-4, OR
A photocopy of an Employee Information Report (Form AA302) provided by the Division of Contract Compliance and Equal Opportunity in Public Contracts and distributed to the public agency to be completed by the contractor in accordance with N.J.A.C. 17:27-4.
2. The Mandatory Affirmative Action Language For Goods and Services (Including Professional Services) Contracts has changed. This affects Attachment #1 of the municipal solid waste collection contract bid specifications.
The entire text of the Mandatory Affirmative Action Language For Goods and Services (Including Professional Services) Contracts can also be found at
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Compliance and Enforcement, Office of Local Environmental Management
Uniform Bid Specifications