Monday, April 22, 2013
ReCommunity releases annual sustainability report.
ReCommunity, Morris County’s recycling partner, announced Monday—Earth Day—the overall impact of local recycling efforts for 2012. “Earth Day marks a perfect opportunity for us to showcase our commitment to forward-thinking communities like Morris County,” said James Devlin, ReCommunity CEO, “and to celebrate the community’s recycling efforts which helped create more jobs and a better future.” County residents produced 32,227 tons of recyclable materials at the group's Morris facility in 2012. Within all those tons were found the following facts: What’s contained in 32,227 tons of recyclable material in Morris County? What’s the economic impact of recovering 32,227 tons of recyclable materials? Additional environmental impacts of …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
County authorities will collect recycling on Monday, April 1 instead of Friday, March 29.
Township residents will have to adjust their routine for the Easter holiday. The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) announced they will not collect recycling in Chatham Township on Friday, March 29 in observance of Good Friday. Instead, recycling will be collected on Monday, April 1, which is a teacher inservice day with a delayed opening for students in the School District of the Chathams. Township residents can place their recycling out for collection by 6:30 a.m. on April 1. The MUA collects single stream recycling in the township, which means residents can comingle their recyclables. According to the MUA, eligible recyclables in the township include: Also, newspapers and cardboard boxes should not be tied.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Recycle your old one the first three Saturdays in January.
The holidays are a time when people make a lot of big purchases: New computers, new cell phones, new tablets, new televisions, new DVD players. Which leaves you with following question: How to dispose of your old one? A state law passed in 2011 requires all electronics to be recycled instead of thrown away with the regular garbage. This includes, but is not limited to the following: Chatham Borough has scheduled electronics recycling for the first three Saturdays in January. To recycle your electronics, bring the above items to the Chatham Borough Recycling Center at 90 Summit Ave. from 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 5, 12 and 19. Under the law, manufacturers and vendors of electronics are required to accept the items for recycling. Should you …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Councilman Vicki Fife hopes the borough can make it to No. 1 before the competition ends in December.
Every little bit helps. In the last two weeks, Chatham Borough moved from 26th out of 50 towns to participate in Recyclebank's Green Choices Recycling Challenge to 11th place, thanks to more residents registering with Recyclebank and reporting their recycling. "We're hoping we can get to number one and win the $100,000 grant," Fife said at Monday's borough council meeting. Chatham Borough was chosen as the one town from New Jersey to compete against towns from all the other 50 states. Fife and fellow Councilman Len Resto have made it their mission to get as many borough residents registered as possible. The contest is based on participation, not volume or tonnage of recycled materials, so every resident who joins helps the borough get …
Monday, July 30, 2012
By keeping track of recycling, residents can help Chatham's chances of earning grant.
Chatham Borough Councilmen Len Resto and Vicki Fife were at the Chatham Borough Farmers Market Saturday pushing residents to register with Recyclebank. The borough was chosen as the one town throughout New Jersey to compete in Recyclebank's nationwide "50 State Challenge," already in progress. "You just have to register with Recyclebank, and track how often you recycle," Fife said. Residents can report their recycling to Recyclebank via an online account or by telephone. Each new participant in the program increases the town's chances of winning a $100,000 grant from S.C. Johnson, the prize in the contest. The contest is based on participation, not volume or tonnage of recycled materials. Whichever town has the highest participation rate…
Monday, February 13, 2012
Fourth of July festivities and recycling grant application also on agenda for Monday meeting.
The Chatham Borough Council will vote Monday night on several engineering projects, from drainage improvements on Hillside Avenue to changes for road resurfacing programs. Vincent J. DeNave, the engineer for Chatham Borough, made the recommendations to the council for the projects. The first item is a change order for the contract with Z Tech Contractors for the improvements to Memorial Park and Pool. Under the change order, Z Tech will install landscaping improvements along the park, add a new tile lane in the adult pool and replace the steel door in the utility room. The cost will be $11,333.02, in addition to the original cost of the project of $840,224.50. DeNave recommended another change order for the 2011 Road Resurfacing program to…
Friday, January 13, 2012
Residents should have their trees on the curb by Saturday morning.
Chatham Township residents don't have to cart their Christmas trees down to the Tanglewood Recycling Center. Chatham Township will collect Christmas trees left at the curb from township residences on Saturday. Township residents also recently started single-stream recycling through the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA). Glass, paper, cans and plastics Nos. 1 through 7, except for 3 and 6, may be placed in the same container for recycling. The MUA requires all items to be loose (so don't tie those newspapers together anymore.) Also, cardboard boxes must be flattened. The MUA collects recycling every other Friday, except for the Friday after Thanksgiving. Recycling and mulch materials, including Christmas trees, can also be …
Monday, January 2, 2012
From trees to computers, how to dispose of your recyclables.
The holidays generate a lot of recyclables. This includes wrapping paper from gifts, boxes and bottles—not to mention the Christmas tree. Here are some tips on how to dispose of your recyclables after the latest holiday season. Recycling In Chatham Township Township residents now have single-stream recycling available, thanks to the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA). Paper, plastics Nos. 1 through 7, except for 3 and 6, glass and cans may be placed in the same container, and the MUA requires all items to be loose (so don't tie those newspapers together anymore.) Also, cardboard boxes must be flattened. Place your recycling on the curb by 6 a.m. every other Friday, excluding the Friday after Thanksgiving, to be included in …
Monday, October 24, 2011
The single-stream recycling contract has two 1-year options available.
The Chatham Borough Council will vote Monday on a resolution to exercise a 1-year extension option for their contract with Waste Management, the vendor which manages recycling in the borough. The borough switched vendors for 2011 so residents could use single stream recycling and no longer sort their recyclables. All papers, newspapers, cardboards, plastics Nos. 1 through 7, magazines and aluminum and steel cans can be placed into a single bin. The contract with Waste Management extends only through 2011, but there are two 1-year options for the contract to continue through 2012 and 2013. According to the agenda for the council's Monday meeting, the council will vote on whether to exercise the 2012 option to continue the single-stream …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The township currently uses the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority.
The Chatham Township Committee plans to examine their municipal curbside recycling program at the Thursday night meeting. Currently the township uses the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA), which requires residents to sort their recycling into bottles and cans in a single container and paper products in another container. Only No. 1 or 2 plastics can be recycled. In June, Kathleen Hourihan, district recycling coordinator of the MUA, told the committee that the MUA wanted to offer single stream recycling to Chatham Township. Single-stream recycling, in which residents can put all their recyclables into one container without sorting, has been a topic of discussion in the township for several months. The committee said they …