Green

May 28, 2020

MADISON, NJ - At Madison’s Town Hall meeting, which took place on Wednesday, May 27 th , Lisa Ellis, Director of Business Development, announced the revised plans for Madison’s May Day and Farmer’s Market.  To maintain social distancing guidelines, the meeting was held virtually over ...

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MADISON, NJ - Residents in Madison will now have garbage collection twice a week beginning May 11, announced borough officials. The hauler will begin pickup as early as 4am, said officials. Residents are encouraged to place their collection out at the curb the night before.  For questions, ...

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MADISON, NJ - Madison's annual May Day, which is a town wide beautification day, will now be taking place in June or later, announced Madison Mayor Bob Conley. During the council meeting, Mayor Conley issued a proclamation to Nancy and Jean on the importance of Arbor Day. "Arbor Day is now ...

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MADISON, NJ —  The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day was held on April 22, but the Madison Environmental Commission (MEC) encourages people to celebrate Earth Day every day. It's offering two ways to do so by composting at home: Java’s Compost can provide curbside pick-up of food scraps (including ...

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Spring flowers are starting to bloom. Trees are coming back to life. The weather is turning warmer. Soon, we will all be back outside enjoying Mother Nature. Earth Day is today, April 22. The day marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a special day dedicated to environmental protection. This ...

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MADISON, NJ - Since 2018, Joan Maccari of the Madison Environmental Commission has grown 100 pollinator plants, including milkweed and lobelia, to give away at events throughout April and May. The Madison Environmental Commission is offering free curbside delivery of pollinator plants on select ...

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MADISON, NJ -  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Borough of Madison has issued a temporary waiver to the Plastic Bag Ban that went into effect, March 1 in Madison. Several Madison businesses have inquired about the waiver, said Mayor Conley in his video address. However, borough officials ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Borough of Madison has announced that beginning Wednesday March 25 and into the foreseeable future, garbage and recycling pickup will begin as early as 4am. "Residents are encouraged to place their collection to the curb the night before", said borough officials. The ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Madison Environmental Commission is holding its third annual Green Vision Forum on Thursday, March 19 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Madison Community Arts Center, 10 Kings Road. Once again, the stars of the evening will be students from Madison’s elementary, junior and high schools, ...

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MADISON, NJ - Effective March 1, ordinances banning single-use plastic bags at retail establishments in Madison take effect.  In addition to prohibiting the use of plastic bags, borough officials will be regulating the use of paper bags by retail establishments. Paper bags will be available upon ...

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MADISON, NJ - Plastic is everywhere. It's in our waterways, in the air we breathe, in our clothing, in our food, in many items we use daily, according to the Morristown based organization, Wind of the Spirit. The organization believes that we are only just beginning to understand the ...

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MADISON, NJ -  The Borough of Madison has passed an ordinance protecting trees. The ordinance, called the Shade Tree Protection Ordinance, aims to protect and replenish Madison's tree canopy, to stop clear cutting and to protect trees during construction. Homeowners can remove up to two trees ...

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MADISON, NJ - Only plastic containers, bottles and non-bottles coded 1,2, and 5 will be accepted for curbside recycling, annound Borough of Madison officials. The new recycling program began on January 1, 2020. The changes are due to restrictions imposed by China on their imported recycling ...

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MADISON, NJ - Community members are invited to bring your best tips on green living and learn from local experts—your neighbors, especially members of the Madison Environmental Commission on Wednesday February 12 at 7pm.  The forum will focus on easy ways to go plastic free, reduce food waste ...

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MADISON, NJ - Do you leave your car running waiting to pick kids up from school? Do you leave your car running while running errands? Do you leave your car running in the morning? Madison Borough officials are asking residents to eliminate idling.They are asking residents to "turn it off, be ...

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MADISON, NJ  – The Madison Environmental Commission is hosting an Eco Tip Forum to help residents easily reduce plastic waste. The forum will be held on Wednesday, February 12 at 7 pm in the Chase Room of the Madison Public Library, 39 Keep Street. “Many of our habits are being challenged by ...

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MADISON, NJ - There is widespread power outages in Madison. Borough officials have stated that they are aware of the outage and crews are on the scene. Officials are asking residents to reserve calls to the police department and 911 for emergencies only   Sign up to get all the news as it ...

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Madison, NJ – The Borough of Madison was one of ten recipients that received a $10,000 grant, announced Sustainable Jersey. The grant is funded by the Gardinier Environmental Fund and support proposals such as adding electric vehicles (EVs) to municipal fleets, solar projects such as the ...

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MADISON, NJ -   The Borough of Madison has announced that the DPW will continue picking up Christmas trees, now through January 20, 2020. Madison residents are asked to put their tree out on the curb on your garbage day for pick up.  Residents can also drop off their tree to the recycling yard ...

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Madison, NJ - Madison Environmental Commission chair Claire Whitcomb and Madison resident Bridget Daley recently visited Green Vision Inc. Electronics Recycling in Randolph to drop off e-waste for recycling, including hard-to-recycle VHS tapes. Trained as a special needs teacher, Green Vision ...

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Morris County, NJ - New Year's Eve gets all the attention, the parties, the champagne, the ball drop in Times Square.  But, do you know about First Day Hikes and Walks that take place each New Year's Day?  Start 2020 by joining friends and neighbors for a 2.5 mile New Year's Day Walk.The walk ...

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MADISON, NJ -   The Borough of Madison has announced that the DPW will be picking up Christmas trees, now through January 20, 2020. Madison residents are asked to put their tree out on the curb on your garbage day for pick up. Residents can also drop off their tree to the recycling yard on ...

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MADISON, NJ -  The Madison Holiday Market will conclude their first season, today Thursday December 19. The Market, located at the Madison Community Arts Center, 10 Kings Road is open from 2:00 – 6:00. Vendors include: Vacchiano Farm, Garden Goat Shop, The Farmer & The Chickpea, Meredith's ...

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MADISON, NJ -  Do you still have pumpkins left over from Halloween and Thanksgiving? Not sure what to do with them? Instead of throwing them away, recycle them. Last call to take part in this innovative project between the Madison Environmental Commission, the Department of Public Works and ...

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Madison, NJ –  The holidays are a time of giving—and creating waste. Annually, Americans discard 38,000 miles of ribbon and $11 billion worth of packing materials, according to the National Environmental Foundation. The Madison Environmental Commission has compiled a list of easy ways to go green ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Borough of Madison has announced that they are Sustainable Jersey Certified. The Borough has been certified at the silver level, they announced. Madison was certified on October 25, 2019 with 605 points. Madison was given points for their Companion Animal Management Pledge, ...

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Madison, NJ - In anticipation of the March 1, 2020 plastic bag ban, the Madison Environmental Commission is launching a reusable bag drive. “We hope to collect a large amount of bags to donate community groups that are not likely to have a stash of reusable bags,” says Claire Whitcomb, ...

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MADISON, NJ -  What do you do with your pumpkins after the holidays? The Borough of Madison has come up with an idea. Instead of throwing them away, recycle them. An innovative project between the Madison Environmental Commission, the Department of Public Works and Vacchiano Farm, LLC will work ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Madison Farmers' Market is winding down. The Madison Farmers' Market offers fresh locally grown produce every Thursday from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the intersection of Central Avenue and Main Street.   The market runs through October 24. Residents have only a few more weeks to ...

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MADISON, NJ - Fall leaf collection begins today, October 21 in Madison. Residents can dispose of leaves in three ways, states Borough officials. Leave contains at the curb According to officials, this is the preferred method of leaf disposal. There will be weekly curbside collection of yard ...

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