Springfield Environmental Commission: Clean Communities Day, Free Radon Kits and Only a Few Garden Plots Available

April 18, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – On Monday, one of Springfield’s wettest days, the Environmental Commission met to finalize details for Sunday’s “Clean Communities Day”, go through steps needed to get Sustainable New Jersey recertification, and discuss other business.

Some of the other business included taking steps to make sure residents of Springfield know free Radon kits ...

Countywide Free Scrap Metal Recycling Event to be Held in Rahway and Cranford

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 gap in some Union County municipalities that currently have no pickup for scrap ...

Clean Communities Day Sticker Contest Entries Due April 11, 9AM

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The "Clean Communities Day Sticker Contest" is open to students in grades 1-8 that live and attend school in Springfield. The winning design will be printed on stickers that will designate garbage cans used for recycling.  Other winning entries will be used for poster advertising, Clean Communities Day and background for the Facebook pages of ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of April 2: Dayton Spring Sports Season Starts & Municipal Budget Presentation is Given

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week is the schools’ spring break.  Because of the school days lost to snowy weather, students are expected to be in class April 2 and then commence their spring break. 

This week is also the start of the season for Dayton spring sports.  Golf, softball, baseball, tennis and track have their opening events this week.

On Saturday morning ...

Local Fishing Areas to be Stocked for April Season Opening

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, have announced they will be stocking Union County’s parks and waterways for the opening day of trout season, scheduled for Saturday, April 7 at 8 a.m.

Union County rivers and lakes are scheduled to be stocked with 23,950 rainbow trout this spring. The trout are among approximately 570,000 rainbow trout raised this season at ...

Springfield Flood Mitigation Committee Meeting: Message to Some 300 Springfield Homes owners that reside in the 100 year flood zone, We Can Help

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Springfield’s Flood Mitigation Committee (FMC) moved its meeting up a day early to join the Environmental Commission at the end of its meeting.  The members of the Committee were most focused on better helping those in Springfield residing in the 100 year flood zone.

According to the Township’s Assistant Engineer, Sam Mardini, approximately 300 of ...

Springfield Environmental Commission Meeting: Clean Communities Day is April 22 and Volunteers are Needed

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Clean Communities Day is April 22, almost a month away, and the members of Springfield’s Environmental Commission talked about planning for the day’s event at length during Monday’s meeting.  

The event involves cleaning as many of Springfield’s parks as possible.  Cleaning is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on April ...

Mountain Biking in Watchung Reservation Revisited at Freeholders Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ - Mountain biking in Watchung Reservation was revisited in the public comment session at the Union County Freeholders meeting on Thursday.  The board had voted not to approve building bike trails in May 2017 after a months-long debate.

Jamie Meiselman of Westfield, and co-leader of the Union County Chapter of the Jersey Off Road Bicycling Association (JORBA), raised the ...

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Pitch in for Earth Day: Bring your Household Hazardous Waste to Free Recycling Event in Scotch Plains, April 14

April 7, 2018

Bonus: “Mercury Bounty”$5.00 gift card for residents turning in mercury thermostats

Earth Day is coming up soon, and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a simple, easy way for everyone to pitch in and help improve the environment. Residents can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other special waste, by bringing these items to the free Household ...