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June 6, 2020

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority is reverting to schedule changes that were in place prior to the coronavirus epidemic. Effective Monday, June 8: Standard waste separation rules for garbage and recycling will be reinstated. Paper must be separated from commingled ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority held a combined meeting on Tuesday, delivering the news to those on the phone that revenues for the past two months are "substantially down."  The strategy to reduce costs that includes furloughs, layoffs, and staff restructuring, was ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A message from Eric E. Jackson, the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority’s Executive Director, notes that the PMUA Committee Meeting, originally scheduled for Thursday, May 7, at 6:00 p.m. at the Authority's offices, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 12, at 6:00 p.m. The ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A message from the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority: Effective immediately, due to the Coronavirus, customers who exit their vehicles must wear and provide their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while dumping at the PERC Transfer Station.  The PMUA will no longer ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority held its combined Committee Meeting/Regular Meeting via teleconferencing on April 7. The shortened meeting lasted just over thirty minutes with department heads updating the commissioners with the PMUA’s activities since the outbreak of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County issued a notice Tuesday indicating that all Union County parks will be closed until further notice, effective 8 p.m. on April 7. This comes on the heels of Gov. Phil Murphy closing all State and County parks through Executive Order 118. RELATED: Murphy Orders ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority release states that until further notice, garbage and recycling are being collected together.  This is being implemented to minimize the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus, and a concern for the health of employees, customers, and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Municipal Utility Authority issued a revised schedule on Wednesday for garbage and recycling collections due to the state of emergency amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Starting Monday, March 23, PMUA is implementing the following service adjustments until ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A number of municipalities have moved forward with measures regarding the use of plastic bags in the new year, as state legislation is pending either in the form of banning the single use bags or imposing fees on paper bags.  Back in September 2018, a bill (S2776) was passed in the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority is advising residents that they will start collecting glass, plastic and aluminum recyclables sooner than originally scheduled this week. To help avoid a post-holiday backup of household refuse, Plainfield residential recycle ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority will start collecting paper recyclables sooner than originally scheduled this upcoming holiday week. To help avoid a post-holiday backup of household refuse, Plainfield residential recycling collections will begin early Thursday, Dec.

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TRENTON, NJ — The Garden State Preservation Trust has approved and recommended to the New Jersey State Legislature nearly $87 million in funding for projects to develop or update parks, playgrounds and fields to help enhance quality of life statewide, Department of Environmental Protection ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority is rescheduling a committee meeting that was to be held on Thursday, Dec. 5 to a combined meeting.  According to the legal notice, formal action will be taken. The PMUA meeting will take place at 127 Roosevelt Ave. at 6 p.m. on ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Municipal Utility Authority’s Board of Commissioners voted to approve an increase in the bulky waste fee, including mattresses, and the construction waste disposal fee at its business meeting on Thursday. After hearing from the authority’s accountant, Julius ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The bright green bikes were introduced at a city council meeting in Plainfield back in March 2018.  A representative for the company noted that the Queen City would be the first municipality in New Jersey to utilize LimeBike, a bike share program that doesn't require docking ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – A public meeting has been announced by the Plainfield Municipal Utility Authority for Thursday, Nov. 14 at PMUA headquarters, 127 Roosevelt Ave., to discuss and take action on an increase in the Bulk Waste and Construction Waste Disposal Fee. In a conversation with TAPinto ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Union County Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski, Vice Chairman Alexander Mirabella and Freeholder Andrea Staten and Freeholder Rebecca Williams joined Assemblywoman Linda Carter, Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp, Union County Manager Ed Oatman, Deputy Manager Amy Wagner, members of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - On two recent Fridays in October, a busload of Plainfield's Jefferson School students arrived at The Reeves Reed Arboretum in Summit to learn about nature, and the need to protect trees, plants, all animals, and insects, especially the pollinators. The Hands to Nature program ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Enjoy a lecture sponsored by the Plainfield Shade Tree Commission with Bruce Crawford, a longtime proponent of unusual and fun plants.  A discussion on "Perennials for Your Year Round Interest" will be held at duCret School of Art. Crawford is the Director of Rutgers Gardens, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — All 21 municipalities have received grant money from the Union County Open Space, Recreation, and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. Freeholder Sergio Granados and Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski presented officials from each municipality with their award during the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority's annual Eric. C. Watson Environmental Fair took place under sunny skies on Saturday at the park next to the Plainfield Public Library.  Marking its 20th anniversary, the popular PMUA event featured educational displays from the county ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Monday, September 2 is Labor Day, a day off for many people who will sleep in, barbecue, and enjoy the last dog days of summer.  Meanwhile, Queen City Pride (QCP) will be teaming up with students from St. Peter’s Prep who are hosting their fourth cleanup of the season. The two ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority sent an alert out on Wednesday afternoon regarding a delay in recycling pickup. "Residents in zone 3, 6 and 9 who have not received a recycling pick-up by the end of the day are asked to leave their carts at the curb for collection to ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority will host its annual Eric C. Watson Memorial Environmental Fair, now in its 20th year. According to the PMUA, each year expands upon the success of the previous year, and it is now a much-anticipated event.  Last year's fair attracted ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A team of 25 carefully trained volunteers from Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) of Union County have been inspecting hundreds of ash trees in several Union County Parks for signs of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a non-native insect pest that infests and kills all species of Ash ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - According to a legal notice, the PMUA notes a change in its upcoming business meeting date. The notice states: PLAINFIELD MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AUTHORITY CITY OF PLAINFIELD COUNTY OF UNION NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED MEETING THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLAINFIELD MUNICIPAL UTILITIES ...

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