Reminder of New Recycling Rules in Springfield

August 10, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Due to the new restrictions placed on recycling companies,  all plastic bags will no longer be accepted. Recycling needs to be placed in open containers without any plastic bags. Also, no plastic bags of any kind or color can be placed inside the containers.

For anyone that missed recycling because of the new restrictions, please put the material at the curb in ...

Springfield Community Gardens: Perfect Example of the “Garden State”

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - For the past eight years local gardeners without viable space at their own residences have enjoyed harvesting their homegrown produce at the Adler - Heitbridle Springfield Community Gardens. Located on Wabeno Avenue near the corner of Mountain Avenue and Patriot Park, the 21 plots are currently overflowing with vegetables and flowers, making this small site a visual ...

Union County Provides Free Recycling Bins for Schools

Students throughout Union County can toss their recyclables into new recycling bins this fall, thanks to a free distribution program administered by Union County and funded by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. In all, 56 schools in nine municipalities received the bins.

“When students recycle in our schools, they learn lifelong lessons about environmental ...

Hot Summer Days Have Not Slowed Down Springfield’s Environmental Commission

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Monday night’s Environmental Commission was packed with interesting items and issues:

Ø  Ash Bores are a type of Beetle that have come over from Japan and have been seen in Pennsylvania.  They were recently found in Montclair and S. Orange, and soon to be in Springfield. These insects will attack and eat Ash trees to the point that they will ...

Volunteers Help “Spruce” Up Deserted Village

A group of student volunteers from the Mitzvah Mania youth community service program visited the Deserted Village of Feltville last month, but not to search for ghosts. They were there to plant spruce trees and pine trees as part of a Union County Adopt-a-Park project.

“Our Adopt-a-Park volunteers play a big role in our County parks, and the Mitzvah Mania students worked hard to plant ...

Union County Park Contributes “Natural Fireworks” to Holiday Festivities

Union County’s Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield celebrated Independence Day in its own fashion, with a natural display of colorful native flowers around the shoreline of Cedar Brook Lake.

The flowering plants and shrubs are part of a restoration project aimed at improving wildlife habitats in County parks.

“We have been restoring landscapes and gardens in Union County parks to ...

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