The Commission is delegated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to enforce state solid waste control and recycling regulations (NJAC 7:26-1.1 et seq. and 7:26A-1.1 et seq.). The Commission conducts inspections of certain classes of solid waste facilities to ensure solid wastes are managed and disposed in an environmentally sound manner in compliance with state regulations. Inspections are routinely conducted at Transfer Stations, Landfills, Class A, Class B, and Class C recycling facilities, as well as recycling convenience centers. Investigations are also conducted in response to complaints.
The Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA) enforces solid waste transporter regulations as agents of the Commission. In addition, HCIA was designated by the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders as the agency responsible for implementation of the Hudson County District Solid Waste Management Plan. This includes extensive activities to ensure sold waste is routed to appropriate disposal facilities.