Green

May 30, 2020

The Environmental Commission will distribute free tree seedlings to South Plainfield residents on May 31 as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. This program helps communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy and subsequent storms.   From 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. on ...

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Middlesex County has re-started some of the programs that were suspended due to the Covid19 lockdown earlier this spring.  Paint collection at the South Plainfield Mary B. Mazepa Recycling Center at the end of Kenneth Avenue will resume its monthly schedule as of June 20. Acceptable items are ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Over the past month, residents throughout South Plainfield are turning to gardening in an effort to not only keep busy during the coronavirus pandemic but also in an effort to be more self-sufficient. “It is a matter of reducing the pressure on the public food supply.

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - South Plainfield will be one of 565 municipalities in New Jersey to receive a seedling from the iconic Salem White Oak that resided on West Broadway in the historic city of Salem, NJ.  The majestic tree stood with regal beauty watching over Salem for 500 years until it suddenly ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The National Weather Service in Philadelphia has issued a High Wind Warning for Middlesex County New Jersey. The high wind warning is in effect from 6:00am to 7:00 pm edt Monday April 13th. According to the NWS sustained winds from the south at 25 to 35 mph and with gusts of ...

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The South Plainfield Recycling Complex on Kenneth Avenue will be closed on Friday, April 10 for Good Friday.   The Recycling Center will be open instead from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 9.  Recycling will be open as usual on Saturday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Yard Waste Site ...

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The Clean Communities Advisory Board has announced that the annual Borough-wide Spring Cleanup will not take place on April 18 as scheduled.   Cleanup Day usually draws over a hundred volunteers, so the Governor’s ban on large groups means we cannot go ahead with the event.  In the face of the ...

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PSE&G has been laying new pipe in the northwest corner of the Borough.  Some roads are blocked off and the recycling trucks can't get down.  We had some problems last week, and confusion about whether or when bins would be emptied. Going forward, PSE&G will tell the Borough where they ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Changing market conditions are impacting what can and cannot be recycled and, in the Borough of South Plainfield, bins containing unacceptable items will not be emptied beginning next month.  Effective March 1, clear or blue plastic recycling bags can no longer be used and ...

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Improve your indoor and outdoor container gardening success with a quality potting mix. This can be more difficult than it sounds since you can’t see or feel the product you are about to buy. Ask your gardening friends for recommendations and once at the garden center, check the package, and ...

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The South Plainfield Recycling Center on Kenneth Avenue will be closed on Tuesday, December 24 because President Trump has declared a federal holiday on Christmas Eve day.  The Recycling Center will be open instead on Thursday, December 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The regular schedule will resume ...

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Christmas and New Year’s Day will not affect the curbside recycling collection in either the Thursday or Friday section. Note that curbside collection will continue on the same schedule in January 2020.  Curbside collections in January will be done on January 2-3, January 16-17 and January ...

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Join the Green Team at the South Plainfield Senior Center on Saturday, December 7 for the South Plainfield Mayors Wellness Committee Blood Drive from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  A representative from New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program will be on hand in the morning to discuss Home Performance with ENERGY ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Teachers at South Plainfield High School (SPHS) will soon be able to take their classes outside, offering students the opportunity to learn in a hands-on space. A greenhouse is complete and an outside, sustainable classroom is scheduled to be ready, weather permitting, by ...

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The following are changes to the Recycling Complex and Curbside Collection Schedules due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday: Thanksgiving Holiday – Curbside recycling: no impact. Collections will be done on Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22 as scheduled. Recycling Center and Yard ...

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Prepare your evergreens now before winter weather takes its toll on your boxwood, arborvitae and rhododendrons. Winter wind, sun, frozen soil, snow and ice can wreak havoc on our plants, especially evergreens. Water plants, especially evergreens and new plantings, thoroughly before the ground ...

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We have been enjoying the Fall colors of the leaves but with the storms this past week the leaves are starting to drop at a rapid pace.   Please don’t forget to remove leaves from storm drains while raking leaves from your property.  Storm drains play an important role by removing water from our ...

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More than fifty people showed up on Saturday, September 21 to clear litter from South Clinton Avenue, Montrose Avenue, and adjacent roadsides.  For two hours, volunteers in bright reflective vests worked in the early fall sunshine behind orange cones set up to warn traffic of the litter crews ...

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FREE PAPER SHREDDING EVENT – SEPTEMBER 28 (Please note date has been revised) South Plainfield residents, it’s time to begin sorting through those shoeboxes in the attic.  Do you really need restaurant credit card receipts from 2005?  Your deceased in-laws’ electric utility bills from 2010?  If ...

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Curbside recycling collection in the Thursday section will be done on Saturday, July 6 instead of on the Fourth of July.  Residents should have their blue bins at the curb by 6 a.m. Saturday and remember to rinse out bottles and cans before they go into the bins. Friday section recycling ...

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You’ve grabbed your water bottle, sunscreen and hat for a hike in the park or some gardening. Add a bit of tick protection to your must-have items when you head out the door for an adventure, to garden or play. Continue enjoying the outdoors by enlisting a variety of strategies to limit your ...

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