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Westfield Conservation Center Taking More Items for Recycling, Reuse, Including Toys for Kids in Need

October 3, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield unveiled new recycling opportunities at its conservation center Wednesday, including a partnership with Second Chance Toys, which collects plastic toys, cleans them and gives them local to organizations that serve children in need.

New sheds, paid for with a grant from Union County, allow county residents to drop off the following items to be ...

Ya Still Gotta Take Out Garbage Twice-A-Week In Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ – The town’s Green Team has tossed a proposal to allow once-a-week garbage pickups.

The Green Team had requested a change to the health department's regulations that could allow for garbage pickup once a week, instead of the existing twice a week pickup mandated, but after further consideration, withdrew the recommendation, Councilman David Contract, the liaison ...

Girl Scouts Build Bat Boxes for Westfield Bird Sanctuary

WESTFIELD, NJ — Mackenzi Higgins and Angela Nazzaro, members of Girl Scout Troop 40861 out of Westfield High School, presented their plan to install bat boxes in the Dunham Avenue Bird Sanctuary to Westfield’s town council recently.

The project, which will help the girls earn the Girl Scouts Silver Award, is designed to help bats and raise awareness about how the ...

‘Junk Day’ is on: Westfield Bulk Waste Pickup Plan gets Green Light

WESTFIELD, NJ – After concern over the program’s finances, residents will be able to rid their homes of bulk waste this month through the town's annual program.

The municipality announced on Facebook Monday that it has met the minimum number of registrants needed to run the residential bulk waste pickup program – commonly referred to as “junk day.”

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Weather Observers Wanted in Westfield: Become a Citizen-Scientist

October 19, 2018

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is looking for volunteer weather observers in Westfield. CoCoRaHS, a nationwide volunteer precipitation-observing network, with over 15,000 active observers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Bahamas and the US Virgin Islands, including over 250 in New Jersey. The NJ program is run out of the Office of the NJ ...