Westfield Gets $10K Recycling Enhancement Grant from Union County

June 18, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced Monday that Westfield is getting a $10,000 Recycling Enhancement Grant. The grant program, which aims at improving local recycling rates, is administered by Union County with funding from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

According to the town of Westfield's website, the grant ...

Town of Westfield Offers 10 Alternatives to Junk Day

WESTFIELD, NJ — With Westfield’s 2018 bulky waste program postponed (and possibly canceled), the town is offering 10 suggested alternative ways to get rid of your junk this June:

1. Bring a carload of bulk waste or mattresses to the Westfield Conservation Center: For a one-time fee of $30, you can dispose of one carload of bulk waste. Or, for the first time, you can dispose of ...

Westfield Gets New Recycling Rules

WESTFIELD, NJ — Plastic bags and shredded paper can no longer be recycled with residential curbside pickup, Town Administrator Jim Gildea announced during Tuesday night's town council meeting.

The town found out just before the changes went into effect this week, Councilman David Contract said.

“The recycling markets are changing every ...

Clothing & Electronics Recycling Pickup Coming to Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Starting Monday, June 4, the recycling service Curb My Clutter will be available to pick up clothing and electronics from homes in Westfield thanks to a partnership with the town.

Curb My Clutter allows residents to set up pickup times from their homes via text. The service picks up most items for free; there is a fee for some televisions and monitors. There’s ...

Mindowaskin Playground in Westfield to Close this Summer for $850K Makeover

WESTFIELD, NJ — The playground at Mindowaskin Park will be closed from about July through August for the installation of all-new, handicap-accessible equipment, Town Administrator Jim Gildea said at the town council’s meetings Tuesday night.

Donations and grants totaling $560,000 will offset the playground’s $850,980 cost, he said.

The Westfield Foundation donated $400,000 ...

Westfield’s Bulky Waste Pickup Postponed, Possibly Canceled

WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield is still trying to find a company to conduct its annual bulky waste pickup after no companies bid on the job this spring. The pickup usually takes place in June, but must now be postponed until the fall, if it happens at all, Town Administrator Jim Gildea told the town council during its conference session Tuesday night.

“Part of the reason we ...

Video Preview: Tour Some of Westfield’s Most Notable Homes Mother’s Day Weekend with the Friends of the NJFO

WESTFIELD – This year’s Tour of Notable Homes is this Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This longtime Westfield tradition is presented by the Friends of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra and highlights some of the area’s diverse architecture and eclectic home design.

“This year we present a stylish medley of four Westfield residences — each with a ...

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Rotary Club of Westfield Undertakes Community Tree Planting Project

June 11, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Rotary Club of Westfield brought together other community groups to plant 25 trees in Westfield on Friday, June 8. Three community foundations helped provide the funding. Trees clean the air and beautify the town.

On Friday afternoon at exactly 4 p.m., the volunteers started planting trees on Dudley Court, Westfield. By 4:18 p.m. they had planted all 25 trees, ...