Open to Recycling Certification Series Students Only!
Course Name: Understanding Recycling Economics
Course Code: ER0104YA23
Date: March 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2023
Time: 8:30 am – 3:45 pm EST/EDT
Location for March 1 & 15, 2023: Cook Student Center, 59 Biel Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (Directions & Map)
Location for March 8 & 22, 2023: Online
Format: Hybrid course combining online and classroom instruction
Registration Fee: $390 per person
Multi Person Discount Fee: $350 per person (Save when you sign up with a colleague!)
Recycling Series Discount Fee: $312 per person (Save when you register for all courses in the Recycling Certification Series!)
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Payments should be made out to: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Checks and money orders should be mailed to: Office of Continuing Professional Education, Attn: Registration Dept., 102 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
Purchase Orders can be mailed to the address above or electronically sent to email@example.com.
This class is part of the NJ Recycling Certification Series.
Recycling makes financial sense but only if you design your operations to make it so. That starts with fully understanding your costs and analyzing how those costs change as your program changes. It also means that you must be able to talk the language of accounting, economics, finance, and marketing.
In this four-day class, you’ll work break-even levels, full cost accounting, marginal cost analysis, payback periods, and analyzing waste audits. The class is fast-paced, fun, and interactive. Working in small groups, you will solve problems using current costs and prices to make program decisions. You’ll practice “what if” scenarios, so that no matter how the variables change, you can still find solutions that maximize returns and minimize costs.
Who Should Attend?
If you are completing the NJ Recycling Certification Program in order to become a Certified Recycling Professional, you must take this course.
Meet Your Instructor
Bio coming soon!
Most useful aspect of the course: “Relearning math basics and applying them to running a recycling program or business.”
– Past Participant
[I learned] How to put together a well-written budget with all of the necessary components.”
– Past Participant
“[I learned] How recycling end markets work, where materials may go, and why recycling markets fluctuate.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The Understanding Recycling Economics course is approved for 2.4 Rutgers CEUs, as well as the following credits from professional organizations.
NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 10 Technical and 10 Management Contact Hours
NJ Certified Recycling Professionals (CRP): 24 Classroom Recertification Credits
Course Requirements and Policies
Policies for March 1 & 15 In Person Class Meetings
COVID-19 Mask & Vaccination Policies for Face-to-Face Classes
Registrants attending OCPE events are not currently required to wear face masks or provide proof of vaccination.
To continue to protect yourself and others:
- Masks are welcome.
- If you have symptoms, testing is encouraged.
- If you feel unwell, please recover at home. Contact us to cancel your registration at 848-932-9271, option 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.
Campus Parking Policy
All visitors must register their vehicles ONLINE to park on campus. Please follow the guidelines below. Failure to comply with these policies may result in a citation.
- A link will be provided in your course registration confirmation email. Please be sure to complete this important step prior to traveling to campus.
- When you park on campus, be sure that your license plate is unobstructed and visible from the driving aisle.
- All Rutgers faculty/staff/students must use their regular Rutgers permit and park in the nearest lot assigned for their permit type.
Policies for March 8 & 22 Online Class Meetings
This online course will be delivered via Rutgers Canvas learning management system and Zoom.
Equipment you will need to access this training:
- Laptop or desktop computers are required for this class.
- Speakers and microphone are not necessary as a call-in option is available.
Once you register with OCPE, you will receive an email from “Rutgers University Canvas” saying, “Click here to finish the registration process,” to create your new account in the Canvas Virtual Platform. If you do not see this message in your inbox, please check your junk/spam folder. The course shell will not open until a week before the start date of class. You will receive an email from Claudine Oleskin with directions and more details for the class.
A unique email address is required for each registrant to register and access our courses.
- If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.
- If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, your account must be updated with a unique email address. To do this, please send an email to us at email@example.com stating that your email address needs to be changed and include:
- Your full name
- The shared email address that needs to be changed
- Your unique email address
- A phone number where you can be reached if we have any questions
Photo ID Requirement
Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.
- You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
- The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
- After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.
Cancellations and Substitutions
A $75 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about Understanding Recycling Economics, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin
For registration assistance, please contact our Registration Department at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.