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NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks starts Today

January 16, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death ...

Plainfield Recycling Changes Dominate PMUA Board Meeting

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority commissioners assembled on Thursday for the first committee meeting of the new year.  One of the topics discussed was the recently implemented dual-stream system for collecting recyclable items, now in its second week.

The first collection of plastics and bottles occurred on Jan. 2, and according to Executive Director Eric ...

PMUA Recycling: Paper and Cardboard Picked Up in Plainfield on Jan. 9

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority changed its recycling schedule in 2019, instituting a dual-stream recycling collection.

What does that mean?  Weekly recycle collections by the PMUA will follow an alternating Wednesday schedule, with co-mingled bottles and cans picked up on separate weeks from paper and cardboard. 

Paper and cardboard recycling ...

13 Sea Turtles Recover From Cold at Turtle Back Zoo's Sea Turtle Recovery

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only long-term care hospital.

According to Sea Turtle Recovery, Inc., this ...

PMUA's New Recycle Rules for Plainfield / Nuevas Reglas de Reciclaje de Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority's new recycling rules take effect this week.

Here's what you need to know about the PMUA dual-stream recycle collection:

Bottles and cans must be separated from mixed paper and cardboard;
Weekly recycle collections will follow an alternating Wednesday schedule, with bottles and cans collected on separate weeks from ...

Plainfield, Enjoy A First Day Hike to Welcome 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ - New Year's Eve gets all of the attention, the parties, the champagne, the ball drop in Times Square.  But Plainfield, do you know about First Day Hikes that take place each New Year's Day? 

Every Jan. 1st, America's State Parks offer free and guided hiking events in every state across the U.S. It's a perfect way to introduce individuals and families ...


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Eagle Cam in the Classroom, Free Teacher Training Workshop

January 17, 2019

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a free teacher training workshop for teachers K-8 on Thursday, March 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The “Eagle Cam in the Classroom” program offers a unique opportunity for formal and non-formal grade school teachers to learn how a wildlife cam can be effectively used as a teaching tool.

“We’re ...