The County owns and operates the Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex in Florence and Mansfield Townships, New Jersey. The Complex is the site of all solid waste processing and disposal activities undertaken by the County pursuant to directives of the New Jersey Solid Waste Management Act. Solid waste from all of the County's forty municipalities is accepted at this facility. Household and small quantity generator hazardous waste is collected, packaged, temporarily stored and transported off site for final disposition.
The decision to locate as many facilities as possible at a single site was intended to provide maximum efficiency and economy of operations. The 522 acre tract was selected in 1981 as the site for the Complex which commenced operation in 1989. Current projections anticipate that the Complex will meet the disposal needs of Burlington County until 2027.
The Complex contains the solid waste processing and disposal facilities deemed necessary to implement the solid waste management strategy adopted by the County. At present, the Complex includes: a state-of-the-art landfill, on-site transfer station, convenience center, leachate treatment plant, potable water storage and treatment facility, landfill gas collection/conveyance and treatment facilities, Class B recycling facility for bulky waste materials, household and conditionally exempt small quantity generator hazardous waste facility, a research and demonstration greenhouse operated by Rutgers University, a biosolids composting facility and a 7.125 MW landfill gas to energy facility.