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 …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Share your best tips and tricks for living the green life here in Parsippany.
- GOING GREEN
Monday, March 25
We're looking for all the great ways Par-Troy citizens are working to preserve and protect the Earth. From composting to creative recycling, we want to hear what you do to minimize your carbon footprint, reduce waste and just live a greener lifestyle. Share your ideas and learn from others—this can help us help each other to live cleaner, greener lives! Please tell us about your go-green efforts in the comments below or upload a picture.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Info on composting in Parsippany, plus where to get free and low-cost compost for your garden.
If composting is an activity you've considered on the way to living greener, here's what you need to know to get started in Parsippany from an expert on the subject. "Home composting is a fun and easy way to make fabulous and free soil amendments to make all the plants in your garden healthier," said Emily Bishton, a designer of sustainable landscapes and an environmental educator for children and adults. "It also eliminates the carbon emissions that are needed to truck your food and yard waste to composting facilities, truck the finished compost back to a retail outlet and then to your home.” Collecting Kitchen Compost Composting starts in the kitchen. First, you'll want to set up a system for catching compostable materials during your …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Sustainable living tips from Parsippany's top recycler
As we inch toward spring, many thoughts flow toward the notion that the green season is coming. This is the perfect time for residents to start thinking about preparing our homes for warm weather and living our lives in a more environmentally responsible way to boot. If one cares for Mother Earth, being an ecologically responsible citizen of the world is something one can practice each and every day. With that in mind, this is the perfect time to share ideas for ways people can take steps in the direction of making Parsippany and the planet cleaner and greener. Patch decided to enlist Parsippany's recycling guru, Public Works Director Greg Schneider, to share his "very good ideas" for going green.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Parsippany Police also announced temporary no-parking zone in flood-sensitive Lake Hiawatha
In flood-sensitive lower Lake Hiawatha, Parsippany Police are taking special precautions to keep residents safe during Hurricane Sandy's impending visit. A no-parking zone has been established along Lake Shore Drive from North Beverwyck Road to the Lake Hiawatha Swim Club, said Chief Anthony DeZenzo in a statement. The chief also announced that there will be no garbage, recycling or yard waste pickup in the township on Monday or Tuesday. DeZenzo asked that residents throughout Parsippany place garbage receptacles indoors so that they do not blow away or become a hazard during the storm. He also requested that residents spread the word and help elderly or sick neighbors take their cans in as well.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Community comes together for first big cleanup of area since Irene.
Parsippany Department of Public Works employees and a representative of the Student Leadership Group set out to make a difference Saturday morning by cleaning up some of the remnants of Hurricane Irene and the October snowstorm. The cleanup, the first effort among those towns affected by the unprecedented storm and flood that still has some Parsippany residents displaced from their homes, came just weeks before Irene's one-year anniversary. They came together across from the Lake Hiawatha Swim Club and dispersed into small teams to work along the Rockaway River and into the parking lot of the swim club. "Every year we do this event," DPW Director Greg Schneider said. "This is the first time we've done this since the storm. The river is …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Parsippany now accepts cooking oil at recycling center.
Parsippany residents wondering what to do with used cooking oil now have an alternative to pouring it down the sink drain. The recycling center at Pumphouse Road now has a 200-gallon container for the purpose of collecting residents' used kitchen oils, according to Gregory Pavlic, a code enforcement officer with the township's Recycling and Sanitation Department. "People are always asking what they can do with their old cooking oil," Pavlic said. "Until now, the town didn't have a way to handle that, and there is a big demand for this." But then Pavlic noticed that Darling International Inc., a Newark firm that according to its website specializes in rendering, recycling and recovery solutions to the nation's food industry, had …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The township's recycling guru says single-stream recycling kicks off right after the new year begins.
The holiday season means lots to throw away. From gift wrap to tissue to boxes and bows, trash must be dealt with carefully, according to recycling professionals in Parsippany and Morris County. “The amount of trash that haulers collect increases dramatically during the holidays,” said Penny Jones, recycling education specialist with the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority. “Much of that is gift wrap and packaging that can be reused or recycled rather than be put into in the trash.” Par-Troy's recycling department is ready to meet the need. Cardboard boxes are nothing new to the local team managed by Department of Public Works Director Greg Schneider, and he says his workers are able to handle gift wrap and tissue paper too. …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Morris County holds its yearly Recycling Awards Dinner Friday night in East Hanover.
The Parsippany Free Public Library is among the individuals, businesses, organizations and municipalities being honored at the 24th annual Morris County’s Recycling Awards Dinner Friday night at the the Hanover Manor in East Hanover. The theme of the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority-sponsored event is "Recycling: It’s in the Cards." The evening is designed to acknowledge entities coming up with innovative ways to live up to the mantra of the green-inspired movement: reduce, reuse and recycle. Parsippany's Recycling Code Enforcement Officer Greg Pavlic nominated the township's library for the honor. "The library deserves recognition," Pavlic said. "In the course of my enforcement duties, I witnessed great things at the library—…