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Free American Flowering Dogwood Trees Available for Schools as Part of County's Union County's 2019 Arbor Day Celebration

March 23, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - As per of Union County's upcoming 'Arbor Day' celebrations the County's County Shade Tree Advisory Board tis once again provide free trees for local schools. This year’s free 'Arbor Day' tree is the American Flowering Dogwood, a species native to the northeast.

The trees are available to schools on a first come, first serve ...

Morristown Students Join Together for NJ Clean Communities Council's 11th Annual Environmental Exchange

There was plenty of time for serious discussion about discarded plastic bags on the beach, about trash in urban waterways and ways to ensure school buildings recycle as much paper as possible.

And the annual Environmental Exchange included hands-on opportunities for 180 students from 11 schools across the state to participate in roundtable talks, create displays, learn about the dangers of ...

Hydroponic Vegetable Garden Brightens Up Senior Residence in Plainfield

UNION COUNTY, NJ – A new hydroponic garden funded by Union County has been brightening up the winter months at the Richmond Terrace senior housing apartments in Plainfield. The new garden was funded through the Freeholder Board’s Union County Means Green community garden grant program.

“The hydroponic garden brings the residents of Richmond Tower together and engages them ...

Union County Offers Free Scrap Metal Recycling

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents and business owners that free countywide scrap metal recycling drop-off locations are open twice a month beginning on April 4, at the service yard in Rahway River Park and at the Emergency Services Building in Cranford.  

A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, are included in the ...

Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event in Scotch Plains on April 6

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – As Earth Month approaches, the Union County is offering an easy way for residents to pitch in and help improve the environment. Residents can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other special waste, by bringing these items to the free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event on Saturday, April 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Union County ...

Franklin Township: Six Mile Run Clean Up

SOMERSET, NJ – For township resident Chris Kelly, St. Patrick's Day weekend was not so much about the wearing o' the green, as it was about the restoration of it.

An avid runner and mountain biker, the former township mayor recently noticed that the part of Six Mile Run around Jacques Lane was looking a little rough around the edges. 

Apparently, the Griggstown Boy Scout ...

Springfield Environmental Commission to Unveil New Recycling Bins

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In a new push for greater plastic recycling, the Springfield Environmental Commission and Green Team are working to offer more alternatives for recycling in town with the goal of protecting the environment.

The environmental commission and green team have partnered with The Springfield Public Library, The Springfield Recreation Department and The Department of ...

Fair Lawn Residents Can Request a Free Tree Planting

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The borough is continuing its tree planting program this year, free of charge for residents.

Residents can request to have a tree planted in front of their house in the public right of way, according to borough officials. While there is no cost for the tree planting, homeowners are asked to care for the tree by regularly watering it for the first few years. 

At the ...

Two Student Teams from NJIT Earn $15K Grants for Environmental Projects

NEWARK, NJ - Two teams of students from the New Jersey Institute of Technology were awarded $15,000 each in federal grants to help develop technologies for environmental and public health challenges.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the grantees for its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grants today. The other team awarded the same grant came from Cornell ...

Friends of Allegany State Park Awarded New York State Grant

Friends of Allegany State Park has been awarded a $10,625 state grant to begin the restoration of the Red House Sawmill, a historic building that was used to produce lumber for cabins and other structures within the park. The first phase includes securing, stabilizing and sanitizing the structure.  

This funding was part of $450,000 in state grants announced Tuesday by of ...

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Pitch in for Earth Month: Bring your Household Hazardous Waste to Free Recycling Event in Scotch Plains, April 6

March 23, 2019

Bonus: “Mercury Bounty” $5.00 gift card for residents turning in mercury thermostats.

As Earth Month approaches, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a simple, easy way for residents to pitch in and help improve the environment. Residents can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other special waste, by bringing these items to the free Household ...