Springfield Environmental Commission Discusses Recycling Policy Change at Monthly Meeting

June 20, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Monday June 18, the Springfield Environmental Commission got together for their monthly meeting. On the agenda were several topics including updates to the recycling protocols in town, a report on the emergence of an invasive species of insect, a recap of community cleanup day and a call for volunteers at the Cannon Ball House garden.

The new recycling policy that recently ...

Cranford Resident Rode His Bike Nearly 500 Miles during Annual Bike to Work Challenge

CRANFORD – Cranford resident Kent Lucas was one of 150 commuters who embraced a more sustainable commute by trading in his car keys for pedals during TransOptions’ annual Bike to Work Challenge.

Through TransOptions’ GoForGood app, riders tracked their bicycle commute trips and miles from May 1st through May 31st. Participants who joined the challenge were entered to win ...

Important Changes to Curbside Recycling

CRANFORD - has published an article detailing the changes to curbside recycling, issued by Giordano Company Inc. 

According to the press release, "The recycling industry at this moment is currently undergoing many serious changes that are effecting curbside single stream collection. China has recently put a ban on 24 different types of plastics, and also put strict ...

Overlook Medical Center Ranked in Top 25 U.S. Hospitals for Environmental Stewardship

SUMMIT, NJ  - Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center in Summit has received the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. The award is one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health care ...

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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

June 19, 2018

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 record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “Every ...