Township-Wide Cleanup Day on April 30 Endorsed by Livingston Council


LIVINGSTON, NJ—Township residents and organizations will be given the opportunity to participate in a community-wide cleanup of parks, recreation areas and roadbeds on April 30, thanks to a proposal presented on Monday at the Livingston Township Council’s conference session.

If adopted, the proposal, presented by resident Shira Rost, who heads an ad-hoc committee spearheading the effort, would mean that residents, businesses and organizations wishing to participate could register online or in person at the event beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Oval. The event would be preceded by refreshments for participants.

Rost said that possible sites from which litter would be cleaned up would be Memorial and Madonna Fields, Hobart Gap Road and Riker Hill Park.

Sign Up for E-News

She added that organizations could potentially sponsor some of the activities and that the proceeds from sponsorships could be used to purchase cleanup supplies and awards for groups collecting the most trash and attaining other goals.

The organizer also said that a band might provide music at the awards ceremony.

According to Mayor Shawn Klein, any funds left from the sponsorship fees that are not used on the day of the event could be used to purchase recycling supplies for future township cleanup activities.

On a related issue, resident Bernard Searle of 14 Washington Court suggested that the township explore a shared-service agreement with neighboring Millburn Township that would allow Livingston residents to take recyclable materials to Millburn’s public works yard recycling facility.

Searle said this could potentially save Livingston the cost of the three recycling “events” it holds during the year.

However, acting township manager Russell Jones explained that both Millburn and Livingston paid to haul away recyclable materials that are collected, meaning that the Millburn arrangement would likely not have any added benefit to Livingston.

To read more about this meeting, click on the headlines below:

Bamboo Regulation Ordinance May Be ‘Tweaked’ Before Official Vote

Livingston Township Council Discusses Fencing at New Madonna Field

To obtain local news and events faster, download the new TAPinto for iPhone or Android free in the Google Play Store and the Apple Store by searching for “tapinto” or “”

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Nutley High School Closes After Security Threat Friday

February 16, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Essex County Sheriff's Office confirmed to TAPinto Nutley that the bomb disposal unit was parked in front of Nutley High School Friday afternoon.

Members of the Essex County Sheriff's Office are working with the Nutley Police Department as the investigation following the Instagram incident continues. The bomb disposal unit conducted a sweep of the school ...

How Do I Decide Which College to Attend?

Now that college acceptances are rolling in, how do I decide which to attend?

Your hard work in high school has paid off. You took your SAT/ACT exams, got the best grades you could, and filled out as many applications as you needed to. Acceptance letters are starting to come in and you need to make a decision on where you will go in the fall. It's hard to decide!! Here are some tips and ...

Paterson Firefighter Opens Up About Struggles, Urges Others not to Suffer in Silence

February 8, 2018

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Not a week goes by when a tale of heroism and bravery on the part of firefighters is not told. For them, running into a burning building is as natural as running out of one is for the rest of us.

That became apparent again on Monday when members of the Paterson Fire Department responded to a fire at 268 Main Street, which led to the eventual total collapse of ...

Upcoming Events


Wed, February 21, 10:00 AM

Estelle Finkel Center for Learning, Livingston

Estelle Finkel Center for Learning Presents ...


Wed, February 21, 6:00 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Free CASA Essex Volunteer Information Session

Giving Back Law & Justice


Sat, February 24, 4:00 PM

Lobby - Office Building, Livingston

Gun Violence Prevention & Congressional Candidates


Livingston Public Library Prepares for NJ Makers Day

February 12, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Public Library will host its third annual Makers Day on Saturday, March 10. Last year, 350 people attended Livingston Library’s Makers Day and enjoyed a variety of interactive activities ranging from sewing and paper crafts to robotics and circuitry.

Makers Day is a statewide initiative designed to celebrate, promote and introduce ...

Let the Games Begin

I am truly awed by the Olympics.  Watching these superb young athletes on TV inspires me to renew my membership to the gym and pursue my lifelong dream of taking home the gold.  


The problem is that in my deluded head, I can see actually see myself standing atop the podium.  I am wrapped in a puffy designer ski coat with a huge piece of bling slung around my neck ...

In the Driver's Seat

Honey, I am going to take the Roadster out for a quick spin around the sun. I’ll be back in a few million years.


That’s nice dear. While you are out, could you pick up a gallon of milk?


In what has to be the greatest road trip of all time and space, Elon Musk, the visionary inventor, engineer, and billionaire investor loaded his very own red Tesla ...