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Residents Help Berkeley Heights Pass the 100 Pound Milestone for the Trex Thin Film Plastics Recycling Challenge

July 3, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – With 104.9 pounds of thin film plastic garbage collected as of Friday, June 29, Berkeley Heights residents helped their community pass the 100 pound milestone in the Trex Thin Film Plastics Recycling Challenge (Trex Challenge). This brings community more than one-fifth of the way to meeting its 500 pounds goal by December 1, 2018 so that Trex – a company ...

Thanks to Volunteers, Now You Can Name That Tree

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County residents and visitors can become instant tree experts just by taking a stroll, thanks to “Tree Trail” projects in County parks undertaken by volunteers with the Rutgers Master Tree Stewards program. In the latest project, on Tuesday a group of Master Tree Stewards visited Echo Lake Park to tag selected trees along a paved walking trail from Springfield ...

New Providence Introduces New Recycling Rules

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – What does China have to do with New Providence recycling? Apparently a lot and residents should take a note of the new recycling guidelines, Borough Administrator Doug Marvin said at the Monday, June 11 council meeting. The new rules will evidently reduce the amount of recyclables and consequently increase the borough’s garbage tonnage.

Councilwoman Nadine ...

Recycling Rules Change in Union County

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Big changes have come to recycling in Union County – so big the county held a meeting on Wednesday, June 13, to go over the changes.

Residents will need to adapt to the changes, some may need or want to get new recycling containers, and, failure to comply will result in enforcement – possibly fines – and the rejection of some items at the curb or ...

Cranford Resident Rode His Bike Nearly 500 Miles

CRANFORD – Cranford resident Kent Lucas was one of 150 commuters who embraced a more sustainable commute by trading in his car keys for pedals during TransOptions’ annual Bike to Work Challenge.

Through TransOptions’ GoForGood app, riders tracked their bicycle commute trips and miles from May 1st through May 31st. Participants who joined the challenge were entered to win ...

No Community Garden This Year for Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Despite the best intentions of the Environmental Commission and the efforts of Township Attorney Joe Sordillo, there will be no community garden built this year. The good news is everyone now knows what is needed to get the job done and a time table is in place to see that it gets done.

Sordillo explained the process during the council meeting Tuesday night, ...

Berkeley Heights Residents Invited to Participate in the Trex Thin Film Plastics Recycling Program

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - How do you turn 500 pounds of thin film plastic garbage into a high-performance park bench for one of our schools or parks? Participating in the Trex Thin Film Plastics Recycling Challenge (Trex Challenge) can ensure that goal. The Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission invites all residents to participate in this Trex Challenge, which runs from June 2 – ...

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Union County Park Contributes 'Natural Fireworks' to Holiday Festivities Thanks to Adopt-A-Park Volunteers

July 7, 2018

Union County’s Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield celebrated Independence Day in its own fashion, with a natural display of colorful native flowers around the shoreline of Cedar Brook Lake.

The flowering plants and shrubs are part of a restoration project aimed at improving wildlife habitats in County parks.

“We have been restoring landscapes and gardens in Union County parks to ...