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June 30, 2022

According to Millburn Recycling Coordinator Jesse Mohlmann, residents can still sign up to participate in the Millburn Food Waste Recycling Program. Last year, 45 households participated from January 1 to June 30, 2021, in the program, a collaboration of the Millburn Recycling Committee and the ...

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Township Committee members talked about flood mitigation during their meeting on Tuesday. Business Administrator Alex McDonald reported, “The Mayors Council of Rahway River Flood Control had a meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers, and they are basically resetting and re-starting the process.” ...

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NEW JERSEY - With June officially marking the start of hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are encouraging residents along the Atlantic Coast to get prepared.  NOAA’s current outlook of the 2022 Atlantic ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) extended the weekend heat advisory through 6 p.m. Sun. May 22. Water in the states lakes and at the Jersey Shore is in the 50s and 60s, presenting a risk for hypothermia. Local residents and those in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for Sat. May 21 from noon to 8 p.m. Local residents and those in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union counties should expect high temperatures and high humidity. Heat index values across much of the affected area are ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Batten down the hatches. Some stormy springtime weather is headed our way Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which indicated a tornado isn't out of the question in Northeast New Jersey. “Thunderstorms ahead of an approaching cold front on Monday have the ...

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Much to environmentalists’ delight, the New Jersey plastic ban starts in less than two weeks. Hopefully, this law will reduce and eliminate the plastic bobbing around in the oceans (and on land) and being eaten by birds and marine life. According to the New Jersey Government “Get Past Plastic” ...

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NEW YORK, NY- The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Northeast New Jersey including Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union Counties for Monday night into Tuesday morning. All five boroughs of New York City, as well as Rockland and Westchester Counties are also under the ...

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Millburn Green Team is celebrating Native Plant Appreciation Month with a series of events that will teach residents about native plants. Today’s virtual discussion is on transforming school spaces into pollinators pathways. According to Millburn Green Team member Radhika Iyengar, “Lori ...

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Millburn Township is looking for volunteers to coordinate and lead a Green Business Recognition Program by following the policies of Sustainable Jersey.  Sustainable Jersey's mission is to "Empower New Jersey communities to build a better world for future generations with the tools, training and ...

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Millburn is hosting a Taylor Park Gateway information session on Tuesday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. Residents can attend in person or on Zoom. Many residents, including Short Hills Garden Club (SHGC) members, have expressed concern about the roses being killed if transplanted for the Gateway ...

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In February 2021, the Township of Millburn and the Millburn Environmental Commission (MEC) began the Food Waste Recycling Program with 50 households that participated for six months.  MEC partnered with West Orange’s Java’s Compost, and participants brought their food waste to the Milburn Town Yard ...

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NEW YORK, NY — Rain on Thursday night will change into a wintry mix into Friday with the potential to create slick roads throughout the day, the National Weather Service reported. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from Friday, February 4 at 6 a.m. - 4 p.m. Several hours of freezing rain, ...

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Christmas tree recycling is scheduled from January 3rd through January 15th! The collection is NOT zone-based and trees may be placed at the curb any day of the week. For proper collection please: Remove all bags, garland, lights, ornaments and tree stand.  Remove all nails and wire used to ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Winter Weather Advisory for portions of Northern NJ from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sun. Jan. 9. Freezing rain is expected. According to the NWS, the ice accumulation is expected to be a light glaze. Travelers should expect very slippery ...

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Eco-ambassador Veda Bindal, a fifth-grade student at Washington Elementary School, sold saree bags (cloth Indian bags) to save plastic bags being distributed during a book drive at her school and put gently used toys in one of the bags. Millburn Schools Green Team Co-Chair and Research Scholar for ...

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The Millburn Township Green Team recently announced, "Millburn has, once again, been awarded Silver Level certification by Sustainable Jersey--the highest level." The Green Team received a letter from Sustainable Jersey explaining, "Your application was approved for 34 actions in 12 categories ...

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In the summer of 2019, The Environment in Action Program from the Center for Sustainable Development at the Earth Institute of Columbia University was introduced in Millburn. Millburn High School senior Aalok Bhatt (then a sophomore) signed up to be an Eco Ambassador, which meant he had to choose a ...

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Too Good To Go, the number one anti-food waste app, is helping Millburn restaurants to prevent fresh food from winding up in the trash. According to the company’s website, “Each year, one-third of food produced in the world goes to waste, and it is responsible for 8% of all greenhouse gas ...

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According to the Millburn Township website, it is considering a Community Energy Aggregation (CEA) Program for residents that will reduce rates on electric bills during the CEA contract. In addition, the CEA provides more renewable energy sources than JCP&L. By using the buying power of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After increased sightings in Livingston and across the state of spotted lanternflies, an exotic invasive insect known to feed on 70 different types of plants and trees, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) is urging anyone who comes across the insect to report and ...

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Wyoming Elementary School (WES) recently emailed parents announcing that it will be "Going Green...In the Lunchroom!" The email explained "Wyoming is going GREEN to keep our community and environment healthy! As we get back to in-person learning, Wyoming School is continuing efforts to Reduce, ...

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According to Millburn resident Mullika Shrivastava, Washington Township Animal Control Officer Robbie Lagonera has issued a warning that local birds are suffering from and spreading a new disease.  Shrivastava explained, "The most commonly affected are bluejays, robins, common grackles and ...

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