Maplewood hosts green business recycling roundtable

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 8 to 9:30 a.m., Maplewood will host a business recycling roundtable open to all businesses in Maplewood at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood.

Recycling requirements have become much more stringent this year due to the “National Sword” policy in China, which restricts the types and quality of recyclable materials that it will accept for processing. This affects New Jersey because its recyclable materials were previously sent to China and many are now refused.

Maplewood Director of Public Works Calvin Bell and Essex County Recycling Coordinator Wayne DeFeo will discuss these changes and other challenges at the roundtable. Come with your questions so you can figure out how to comply with the recycling law and improve your business practices.

There will be a free breakfast for all registrants. To register, contact or 973-313-0726. For more information on this event, visit