Green

May 16, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County residents can help conserve resources and reduce waste by taking advantage of free recycling events in June, with separate events scheduled for scrap metal, mobile paper shredding, and household hazardous waste. All residents from any municipality in Union County can ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Union County gardeners are invited to a 'Native Plant Swap and Shop', an event where they can trade an invasive plant from their yard for a colorful native plant. The free event will take place at the Union County Scout Camping Area in the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The next free Union County mobile paper shredding event will be held on May 15 at Nokia in New Providence. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine. The event will close prior to 1 p.m., if trucks reach capacity. All Union County residents are eligible to use the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Reservations for a 30-minute drop-off / shopping appointment at the Summit Free Market's next event on May 8 will be accepted via the City's website beginning today at noon. The Summit Free Market Committee is a student-run initiative where residents are able to bring reusable, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County’s free scrap metal recycling drop-off program continues in at two events in May, where a wide variety of metal goods -- from household appliances to gutters and sheds -- will be accepted at collection sites in Cranford and Rahway. The program continues on the first ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Shade Tree Advisory Committee (STAC) is seeking additional volunteers to assist with pruning City trees in the municipal right-of-way. Volunteers will be pruning 'tree suckers' during the STAC's annual spring cleanup. 'Tree suckers' are odd branches that grow at ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Union County residents of all ages can meet live animals, celebrate wildlife and embrace environmental conservation at a fun and educational event in honor of Earth Day at the Trailside Nature and Science Center on April 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Masks are required and must be ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The spotted lanternfly -- an invasive insect that threatens native trees and plants, and can destroy valuable crops -- hatches its eggs from late April to early May. This Earth Day, which will take place on April 22, Union County is challenging its residents to take on a different ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Spring cleaning -- and collecting -- alert. The Summit Free Market will be held May 8, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at its home on the grounds of the Municipal Transfer Station. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, item drop-off and shopping will be by appointment only. Masks will be required ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - The next free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event will be held on April 10 at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Campus in Scotch Plains, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Any Union County resident may participate. The Household Hazardous Waste events provide Union ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A free, flowering Dogwood tree for schools' Arbor Day celebrations is once again available through a program administered through the Union County Board of Commissioners. The deadline for submitting requests for the trees has been extended to April 10. The trees are available to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Spring is here and so is 'shredding season.' "A weekend of shredding” will kick off the Union County's first mobile paper shredding programs of 2021, with free shredding of personal and confidential documents available March 27 and 28. Both shredding events will take place at the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - After a 2020 filled with myriad initiatives, the City of Summit Shade Tree Advisory Committee has targeted several new projects in 2021. The Committee, whose members are appointed by the City of Summit Common Council, provides input on the City's Tree Management Program. Members are ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Months after signing expansive environmental justice legislative, Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday vowed New Jersey would put its money where its mouth is - investing over $130 million in clean transportation projects. Murphy, who spoke about more green initiatives during a press ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Gather up those unwanted mobile phones, holiday lights and tennis balls, as the City of Summit Recycling Advisory Committee has a way for community members to keep those items out of the waste stream. Mobile phones can be donated to the 'Cell Phones for Soldiers' program by dropping ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System has received the New Jersey Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award and was named among the organizations and individuals that have moved the state forward on significant issues, including climate change, recycling, clean drinking water, and environmental ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Michael S. Bezega Park and Rahway River Park each received a sprucing up last month -- including the spreading new gravel on a trail at Bezega Park -- courtesy of a partnership between the County of Union’s 'Adopt-a-Park' program and environmental services company Clean Earth. The ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - While wearing masks and observing COVID-19 protocols, a group of Kean University students from the school's Center for Leadership and Service -- participating in Union County’s Adopt-a-Park program -- recently spent hours removing invasive plants, pruning vegetation, and picking up ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The last Summit Free Market Event of 2020 will take place on November 14, from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., at the City of Summit Transfer Station. COVID-19 restrictions in place dictate that item drop-off and shopping will be by appointment only. Summit residents are able to sign up for a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Election got 'ya feeling scrappy? Then get ready as Union County will to host a free scap metal recycling event at the Park Service Yard in Rahway River Park on November 21. From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Union County residents may bring a wide variety of metal goods for recycling ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), recently supported the cleanup of New Jersey’s beaches by participating in Clean Ocean Action’s (COA) fall 2020 'Beach Sweeps', serving as site sponsor for cleanup work at Belmar’s ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Jack o’ Lanterns can be put to good use after Halloween by participating in Union County’s new Pumpkin Recycling Program, an initiative that will see the orange orbs collected by Union County and other local governments and then brought to an organic waste recycler in Elizabeth, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Nokia campus in New Providence will host the next free Union County Household Hazardous Waste recycling event on October 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Any Union County resident may participate, regardless of their hometown, with all Participants required to observe health safety ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Market will officially open the doors of its new permanent home at the Summit Transfer Station on October 10, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be the first of two Free Market events, with the popular stop-drop-swap initiative again being conducted on October ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The COVID-19 pandemic curtailed Summit's Earth Day activities, but Summit's Boy Scout Troop 67 -- knowing that the work still needed to get done -- enlisted the help of their families and, together, recently completed two simultaneous service projects in Summit.  The Scouts and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The opportunity to explore new ways to save money and help preserve a healthy environment is just a few clicks away as 'Earth Day Every Day' live webinar series kicks off September 14, at 6:30 p.m. The free program -- created in part by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Residents can once again take advantage of a safe, convenient way to properly dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other hazardous products as Union County's next Household Hazardous Waste recycling event will be held September 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Union County ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - HealthTrust, a purchasing and performance improvement organization that serves hospitals, health systems and other health care provider locations, has once again recognized Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center with the 2020 Member Recognition Award for its ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - An $11,215 grant from The Summit Foundation will enable The Summit Conservancy to complete its 'Summit Free Market' building project at the City of Summit Transfer Station. The Conservancy has now raised the full $375,000 needed to construct a permanent home for the student-run reuse ...

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TRENTON, NJ - When the COVID-19 crisis hit New Jersey in mid-March, the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) had an immediate challenge: People were littering masks, wipes and gloves. Many were discarding personal protection equipment in shopping carts or carelessly throwing them on the ...

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