Saturday, February 16, 2013
New Jersey generates 20 million tons of waste annually—2.4 pounds per person daily—that costs $1 billion to clean up. Hospitality and tourism businesses can help reduce that burden.
Saturday, February 16
Dealing with trash and recycling in New Jersey is a major and costly challenge. There are some 20 million tons of waste generated each year in the state—9 million tons of trash and 11 million tons of recyclables—with each person generating an average of 2.4 pounds of refuse per day. In 2010, New Jersey spent nearly $1 billion disposing of the 9 million tons of trash, not including costs associated with related environmental cleanups. To cut those costs, further reduce trash tonnage, improve recycling efforts, and enhance our environment, the Christie Administration, through the Department of Environmental Protection, is seeking the support and cooperation of all of its residents, institutions, and commercial and industry partners. A key …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Garden State Preservation Trust awarded $325,000 to East Windsor
Monday, October 22, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by the East Windsor Township administration. Mayor Janice S. Mironov announced that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Garden State Preservation Trust have approved a grant in the amount of $325,000 to East Windsor Township, for the acquisition of open space under the Green Acres Program. The Township of East Windsor received notification of the new grant in a September 18, 2012 letter from the Governor. Mayor Mironov stated, “we are grateful to the State for this $325,000 State Green Acres grant, which will help fund desired Township projects. These funds are very important in enabling East Windsor Township to continue our ambitious program to acquire and …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
All subsequent tests were negative, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection.
Hightstown residents will receive a hand-delivered notification this week after bacteria was found in the drinking water last month, officials said. Two out of six routine water samples turned up trace amounts of coliform bacteria in July, and subsequent tests on Aug. 1 were negative, according to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Bob Considine. If there is more than one positive sample in a month, it is standard to notify residents and conduct additional testing, Considine said. The Borough received test results Aug. 2 after an independent testing company collected the samples and gave the results to the NJDEP, Hightstown Business Administrator Michael Theokas said. Under NJDEP regulations, the Borough has 30 …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
DEP says notification a requirement, but not spelled out in regulations.
Some Hightstown council members are calling for an investigation into why residents were only recently told their water was fluoride-free, nearly two years after it was removed from the supply. Mayor Steven Kirson and Borough Administrator Michael Theokas said they found out a few weeks ago and immediately took steps to inform the public. Kirson said at Monday's council meeting that records show notice was given to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection the same month fluoridation stopped in the water in 2010. When the plant is shut down in coming months for other repairs, equipment to fluoridate the water would be fixed. The council will then need to decide if fluoride should be once again added to the water supply. …
Monday, December 5, 2011
State bear hunt begins Monday.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection 2011 Bear Hunt begins Monday with hunters in possession of a permit allowed to kill one black bear each. Bears are only allowed to be hunted in specific zones, which include parts of Morris, Sussex, Warren, Somerset, Bergen and Hunterdon counties, extending to the Pennsylvania and New York borders. The six-day hunt, which was also held last year, is designed to help the DEP regulate bear population. According to the DEP, there are about 3,400 black bears living in a 1,000-square mile area north of Route 78 and west of Route 287. The DEP said the northwest corner of the state has one of the highest black bear population densities in the country. "We are fully committed to this …