P.L.2015, CHAPTER 188, approved January 11, 2016

Senate, No. 2978 (First Reprint)



An Act concerning mobile electronic waste destruction units, and supplementing P.L.1987, c.102 (C.13:1E-99.11 et seq.).


Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:


1. 1a.1 Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection b. of section 41 of P.L.1987, c.102 (C.13:1E-99.34) or any other law, or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto, to the contrary, the owner or operator of a mobile unit that crushes, shreds, or otherwise destroys electronic storage devices for the purpose of destroying the data contained therein shall not be required to obtain prior approval to operate the mobile unit from the Department of Environmental Protection 1as long as the owner or operator of the mobile unit submits a certification to the department, in writing, that the mobile unit is certified by the National Association for Information Destruction.

b. The material generated from the destruction of electronic storage devices by the mobile unit shall be delivered for processing to a recycling center authorized to operate by the department pursuant to subsection b. of section 41 of P.L.1987, c.102 (C.13:1E-99.34) or to an otherwise authorized recycler that operates in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances1 .

1c.1 As used in this section, "electronic storage device" means a 1[computer processing unit,]1 hard drive 1[,]1 or 1[laptop computer] other electronic data storage device1.


2. This act shall take effect immediately.





Authorizes mobile electronic waste destruction units to operate without DEP permit.