Green Top Stories

January 9, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – The company that collects garbage and recycling in Roxbury says it’s being financially crushed by the collapse of the recyclables market and it wants the township to help cover the cost. The company, Blue Diamond Disposal, is paid $164,460 per month by the township for trash and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Ledgewood Pond might not be as pretty as Horseshoe Lake, but it doesn’t have to be strewn with garbage. With that in mind, four Roxbury Boy Scouts recently spent some time setting things right. The four Scouts, Jack Demetris, Caleb Smith, Austin Christian and Van Krause, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A former Roxbury town council member and mayor was honored this week by the state for her efforts to protect New Jersey’s environment. The woman, Sandy Urgo, was one of 11 people named at the 19th Annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony. The awards were presented ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Shortly after 8 o’clock on a misty Saturday morning recently, the collars of two green-plaid boots could be seen peeking up above the dark-gray muck just off Brady Road in Jefferson Township. Barely a step away, Cora Haughney was desperately trying to find her balance on one foot, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Nixon Elementary School had a beautiful fall day Oct. 19 for its second annual Green Fair. This year’s theme: Renew and Reuse. Students were able to learn about renewable energy sources and finding ways to use household items so they don’t end up in the trash. Students rotated ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The township today announced the roll-out of a “really great and useful tool” to help residents be good recyclers, said Roxbury Recycling Coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes. By using the “Recycle Coach” platform - either as a smartphone app on their mobile devices or through a link on ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Members of the Roxbury High School Roxbotix robotics team recently participated in the Roxbury Adopt-A-Road program as part of the N.J. Clean Communities initiative. The team does this twice a year and receives small mini-grants to help fund their program. The Clean Communities ...

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LAKE HOPATCONG, N.J. - The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) awarded the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom an Environmental Achievement Award “for outstanding accomplishment in local environmental protection” at its 45th Annual Environmental Congress at Mercer ...

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