Green

January 10, 2019

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Businesses and residents in the Plainfield downtown area will see a lot of activity come the new year.  Representatives from PSE&G appeared before the City Council on Dec. 4 to give a brief presentation on the proposed soil remediation project that is slated to begin. The ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - To comply with its recycler and decrease the number of loads rejected by the facility, the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority reminds residents that plastic bags cannot be discarded in recycle carts. Recyclables must be removed from plastic bags, and placed loosely in the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Residents received the Winter 2018 newsletter from the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority over the Thanksgiving weekend.  The big news is that starting in 2019, a dual-stream recycle collection will be implemented. Weekly recycle collections will follow an alternating ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - This week's City Council meeting included a public hearing on deer management.  Prior to hearing from residents, Council President Charles McRae stated that there is no program currently planned in Plainfield. The council had approved a deer control program that took place in ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - An update on Plainfield's Division of Parks and Recreation programs was provided by Superintendent Veronica Taylor at Monday's City Council meeting.  The overview included a look at current and future recreation programs, and how the department is working to provide job ...

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It’s a jungle in there. Every window, surface and brightly lit corner is filled with decorative or edible greenery.  There is no doubt what to gift this person for the holidays. More of the same. A lack of outdoor growing space, limited growing seasons, and time constraints have many people ...

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SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - Fall foliage has been at its peak the last few weeks in the Somerset HIlls region, and TAPinto is sharing some of the best local places enjoy the autumn foliage. Best New Jersey Foliage Places (from TAPinoto.net and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - There is a bevy of activities - dinner and dancing, art, wildlife, and more -  from which to choose this weekend in and around Plainfield.  Where will we see you? FRIDAY 11/9 A Domestic Violence Awareness presentation by the Union County Rape Crisis Center, the Union County ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – Municipalities across Union County can look forward to improving recreation opportunities for youth and expanding their tree canopies, with the help of two countywide grant programs, the Kids Recreation Trust Fund and Greening Union County grant programs. Both grant programs ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Garden Club once again hosted Jefferson School third graders at Summit’s Reeves Arboretum as part of the club’s Civic Outreach program. Two visits were arranged, October 12 and 19, to accommodate the students at the center. The day began with an introduction by ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield unveiled new recycling opportunities at its conservation center Wednesday, including a partnership with Second Chance Toys, which collects plastic toys, cleans them and gives them local to organizations that serve children in need. New sheds, paid for with a ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection recently denied Transco/Williams, the permit application necessary for advancing the construction of the Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline project. The Northeast Supply Enhancement project (NESE) is a fracked gas ...

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Create a colorful and fragrant fall finale in your garden with groundcovers and vines. Blanket the earth with hardy groundcovers that add seasonal interest. Then direct your eye skyward with vines climbing on trellises, fences and arbors. Add a cloud of fragrant beauty with the white flowers of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The air was crisp and rain held off for the annual Eric C. Watson Environmental Fair at Plainfield's library park.  The event drew a crowd of residents from across the city. Kids jumped in bounce houses, folks lined up for burgers, dogs and empanadas, and everyone had the chance ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield families are invited to the PMUA Eric C. Watson Memorial Environmental Fair on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Library Park, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The park will be transformed into a place for members of the community to both learn about green initiatives and have fun.  ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A resolution granting Black Rock Enterprises, LLC a one year contract extension for the construction of the first section of the Green Brook Multi-Use Trail is on the Plainfield City Council's Sept. 4 agenda. Due to bird nesting habitat conservation, the NJDEP would not allow ...

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LEONARDO, NJ — Oyster castles have found a new home at the bottom of the Raritan Bay near Naval Weapons Station Earle. These concrete oyster “homes” were placed underwater last week as part of the NY/NJ Baykeeper’s ongoing effort to construct the first “living shoreline” in New Jersey’s portion ...

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TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer)appropriating $9.703 million from corporate business tax revenue to the NJ DEP for state capital and park development, preservation, conservation, and recreation projects has been ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act, which was established in 1968 as a part of the National Scenic Trails and National Recreation Trails programs. It was later signed into law by President Carter in 1978. The Act allowed for the creation and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Many neighborhoods in and around Plainfield are still cleaning up from the effects of stormy weather experienced in late Spring. Protecting the remaining landscapes and providing the best care can be a daunting task. To help educate residents, The City of Plainfield’s Shade Tree ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that plastic bags and other excluded items cannot be recycled through their local curbside pick-up programs. “Union County residents have a good recycling rate compared to other counties in our state, and we want to improve on this ...

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The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority's Executive Director, Daniel Mejias, is no longer on the job, a spokesperson said. Mejias is now on “administrative leave,” said Darius Griffin in answer to a telephone inquiry regarding a special PMUA meeting held Monday. Mejias became director for a ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Recycling contamination happens when items that don’t belong in your home’s recycling bin are placed there. Unfortunately, putting recyclable items in plastic bags is harmful. Plastic shopping bags are recyclable, but NOT in your curbside recycling bin. When they get into the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Fill your garden with colorful annuals you and the pollinators can enjoy all season long. Look for outstanding varieties chosen by All-America Selections (AAS), a non-profit plant trialing organization, to brighten your garden, attract pollinators and outperform other ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A line of heavy thunderstorms roared through South Plainfield on Tuesday with a resident capturing a funnel cloud twisting down west and north of Spring Lake Park. The photo captures the funnel cloud which can be seen in the  left-hand side of the photo. The photo captures ...

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