Thursday, March 14, 2013
Share your best tips and tricks for living the green life here in the FLOW area
- GOING GREEN
Thursday, March 14
We're looking for all the great ways locals from Wyckoff and Franklin Lakes 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. Please tell us in the comments below — you can even upload a picture. Have a question or news tip for Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Patch? Contact editor Joseph M. Gerace at Joseph.Gerace@patch.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox every morning, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Grants of $3,400 help to streamline and improve recycling in classes and lunchrooms.
The proof is in the pudding, according to artist and volunteer Janice Reynen, who has been instrumental in improving the recycling program in five Wyckoff public schools. As Wyckoff’s Green Team School Coordinator, she helped to secure five grants from the Bergen County Utilities Authority totaling more than $3,400. Reynen was able to tell a lot about how trash was being processed by investigating it in Wyckoff’s four elementary schools and middle school. “I don’t believe anyone until I go through garbage,” laughed Reynen. “I like to say the truth is at the bottom of the can.” The grants, which were announced in June and began in September, allowed Reynen to meet the needs of each school. “Each elementary school had awesome people in …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The changes to garbage and trash collection would lead to "substantial cost savings to the township residents," according to Township Mayor Chris DePhillips.
Recycling pickups will increase to once a week, and township residents will stop having separate grass pickups, according to a new committee plan expected to save taxpayers more than $50,000 in the coming year. The Wyckoff Township Committee gave the thumbs up to a pair of 5-year contracts with Paterson-based Gaeta Recycling at a public meeting on Dec. 4. Gaeta was the low bidder with the township for all levels of service, according to Township Administrator Bob Shannon. "The way we structured the bid to get the best price for the municipality was we made all bidders bid on all levels of service and on all years of service to be considered a responsive bid," Shannon said. "The governing body reserved right to award [contracts] in whole …
Friday, October 19, 2012
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Friday, October 19, 2012
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Friday, April 15, 2011
Lighten your load and open up your living spaces by letting go of some winter baggage.
Welcome to Spring Clean Green, a weekly Earth Month feature. This week, Patch takes a look at what's stuffed into closets, drawers and under the furniture, to give you ways to refresh and simplify your home by donating and recycling items. Below are suggested donation sites, thrift/consignment stores and creative ways of giving your old things a new life. Clothing & Linens Donate Donate to a number of thrift stores in the area: Ditto, Salvation Army, Red, White & Blue. Barbara Anne’s Consignment Boutique also accepts donations and a percentage of the profits goes to the Iron Matt Foundation. Drop off items at one of the nearby Red Cross collection bins around town or schedule a pickup. Give old prom dresses to deserving girls through …