27,000

November 15, 2016 | Number of The Day
Number of recycling jobs in New Jersey

Today is national recycling day, with a number of activities being held across the state. New Jersey recycles 13 million tons of material each year, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection, supporting 27,000 jobs and adding about $6 billion a year to the state economy. Nationally, recycling employs almost 500,000 people and generates more than $105 billion every year.