WESTFIELD, NJ – After Tuesday night's town council meeting, Mayor Andy Skibitsky invited all in attendance to see the improvements made to Westfield Conservation Center on Lamberts Mill Road by the department of public works and the town’s “Green Team.”

DPW Director Greg O’Neil explained the new features, which include containers for electronic recycling; cans and bottles; cardboard; and scrap metal. All of these services remain free for residents, he said.

The project, designed by Town Engineer Kris McAloon, is approximately halfway done and was made possible through a $20,000 grant from Sustainable Jersey, he said.

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The Conservation Center will also serve as a lot for the snow plows during the winter and includes textile recycling bins for clothing donations.

Seen in the group photograph: Councilman Sam Della Fera, Councilwoman JoAnn Neylan, Mayor Andy Skibitsky, Councilwoman Vicki Kimmins, Councilman Frank Arena, Councilman Keith Loughlin, Town Administrator James Gildea, Councilman James Foerst, Councilman Mark LoGrippo, Green Team Chairman Bill Heinbokel, Green Team member Dominic DiGiorgio, Councilman David Oliveira, Town Engineer Kris McAloon and Director of Public Works Greg O'Neil.

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