WESTFIELD, NJ — Two ordinances approved at Tuesday’s town council meeting could help Westfield’s conservation center cost less to run and bring in new revenue while providing more services to residents and local landscapers.

Residents can now get organic materials such as wood chips, mulch, logs and firewood from the conservation center for free, while landscapers will be able to buy these items for a competitive fee.

Councilman Sam Della Fera said at a past meeting that that it costs money to remove organic material that is brought the conservation center. 

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“So why not do two things?" he asked the council. "Give it away to residents and charge landscapers who are interested in purchasing that organic material from the town for a reasonable amount of money."

Landscapers will now also be permitted to bring leaves to the center for a fee.

One of the ordinances passed institutes a “mini bulky waste program” — residents will be able to dispose of bulky waste by bringing it to the conservation center for a fee of no more than $50 per vehicle.

Both  ordinances, No. 2064 and No. 2065, passed unanimously.