Green

September 21, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The annual Scotch Plains Day downtown street festival on Sunday, Oct. 7, will offer an electric vehicle show at which residents can learn all about the benefits of plug-in vehicles. Alternative energy and “Plug-in" vehicles will be on display courtesy of Nissan World of ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Ever wonder about those “weeds” and other “useless plants” you see growing all around you? Turns out, some of them are pretty valuable for a number of reasons. All are invited to join the Fanwood Environmental Commission on Saturday, September 15 at 1 p.m. for the “Wild Edible ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The North Ave. Recycling Center will be open on Saturday, Sept. 8. Residents may bring electronics, fluorescent bulbs, motor oil, clothing, damaged American flags and scrap metal to the North Ave. recycling center from 8:00 -- 11:00 a.m. TAPintoSPF.net is Scotch ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains has launched Recycle Coach, a free app designed to help make recycling information more accessible to residents. Recycle Coach provides accurate up-to-date information on Scotch Plains recycling schedules in a handy, user-friendly app format.

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Union County residents can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other designated items, from old mercury thermostats to automobile tires, by bringing them to the next free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event on Saturday, August 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS -- Effective immediately, recycling will no longer be picked up if it is bagged as the guidelines for recycling processing have recently been updated. This includes clear plastic bags. Specific protocols on recycling contamination have been revised this year with significant changes ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union County is offering a free electronics recycling event on Saturday, June 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus, 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. Any Union County resident may bring unwanted televisions, computers, ...

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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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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents and visitors of all ages to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of National Trails Day at the Watchung Reservation on Saturday, June 2, with a volunteer trail restoration project in the morning followed by an afternoon of ...

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

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FANWOOD, NEW JERSEY -- Fanwood has been awarded two grants for the Borough’s Environmental Commission that will aid in the ongoing restoration of the Fanwood Nature Center, which was damaged in the recent winter storms. T he grants include a Sustainable Jersey grant, funded by The Nature ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The Community Garden at the Frazee House in Scotch Plains will receive a grant of $500 plus materials as part of the 2018 "Plant a Seed" grants initiative. The County has awarded 27 garden projects within nine municipalities through the "Union County Means Green" Community Garden ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Recycling in Scotch Plains will no longer be picked up if it is bagged. The township has issued updated guidelines for recycling processing that have been revised this year with significant changes impacting the industry worldwide.   When non-recyclable items (contamination) ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains hosted its annual Earth Day observance at which attendees had the opportunity to plant seeds to grow vegetables and learn lessons about recycling from Union County's "Recycling Robot," who made a special appearance.  The event, attended by many ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- For the 29th consecutive year, volunteers came to the Fanwood train station on Saturday, April 21, to organize into groups and clean up parts of the Borough for the annual Community Clean Up. The event, organized by the Fanwood Dept. of Public Works and the Clean Community ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood and the Township of Scotch Plains will both host Earth Day-related events on Saturday, April 21.  Fanwood will hold its 29th Annual Clean Communities Day on Saturday, April 21, to give the Borough a “spring cleaning.” Individual volunteers of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A free Countywide scrap metal recycling event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 21 in Rahway and Cranford.   A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, are included in the program. “This countywide program helps to fill a service ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood will hold its 29th Annual Clean Communities Day on Saturday, April 21, as part of the community’s observance of Earth Day. Volunteers are sought to give the Borough a “spring cleaning”. Individual volunteers of all ages, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, interested organizations ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife is stocking Union County’s parks and waterways  with 23,950 rainbow trout for the opening day of trout season, Saturday, April 7, at 8:00 a.m. The trout are among approximately 570,000 fish raised this season at the Division's Pequest ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Free trees will be available to New Jersey residents starting March 31. Trees will be available at 108 locations across the state. Residents will receive five one- to two- foot tall bare root tree seedlings in a bundle.  For the past five years, the New Jersey Division of Parks ...

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​SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Rain barrels capture water from a roof for later use on lawns or gardens. On Sunday, April 22​ at 1:30 p.m., Chelsea Moxley, a NJDEP AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador, will help you construct your own rain barrel, just like the ones outside the Scotch Plains Public Library.

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Scotch Plains Township is now offering free electronics recycling. Starting in February, Scotch Plains residents can safely get rid of old or unwanted electronic equipment that is not allowed to be disposed of in the regular garbage. The drop off program is available at the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation Deer Management Program will run on most Mondays beginning on Jan. 8 and continuing to Feb. 5. In case of inclement weather or a holiday, the program moves to the following Wednesday or Friday. The program will operate in ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has released details of its annual Deer Management Program, which will begin on Monday, Jan. 8, in six County parks and one municipal park. The program will operate in the Watchung Reservation, the Summit portion of Passaic ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The JCC of Central New Jersey in Scotch Plains remains committed to improving its building and campus while making it more green and observing the core Jewish values of sh’mirat ha’adamah (protection and renewal of the world) and ba’al taschshit (do not destroy or ...

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Union County, NJ--The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the new Watchung Reservation Trails website. The new site features an interactive map designed to help visitors navigate the nearly 2,000 acre Watchung Reservation, the largest of the County’s 36 parks. “With ...

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