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Montclair Township

Environmental Affairs

Gray Russell, Sustainability OfficerTownship of Montclair Municipal Building
205 Claremont Avenue
Second Floor
Montclair, NJ 07042

Gray Russell, Sustainability Officer
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Barrel Sales a Success for Water Conservation PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

As a promotion for the Township’s water conservation program – WaterWise Montclair – the Water Bureau and the office of Environmental Affairs teamed up this past summer to offer rain barrels to township residents at a deeply-discounted price.

Rain barrels are a great way to capture the rain from your roof’s downspout, and use it for watering your garden or potted plants, conserving your use of drinking water, while also reducing stormwater runoff.

Environmental Commission to  Undertake Streetscape Reviews for Function, Aesthetics, and Sustainability PDF Print E-mail

Third Ward Councilor Sean SpillerThe Montclair Environmental Commission will begin a comprehensive review of municipal and residential streetscape policies this month, with the aim of codifying decisions that will help ensure the thriving and active nature of township neighborhoods. The review will examine policies on township sidewalks, tree plantings, curbs, street lighting, parking lots, recycling containers, park furniture and other areas. It will look at Montclair’s current ordinances and purchasing decisions to help ensure best practices not only from an environmental and functional perspective, but also for the aesthetics of the Township’s built environment as seen from its streets.

New Jersey’s First Bike Depot Opens at Bay Street Station in Montclair PDF Print E-mail

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bike Depot expected to revolutionize bicycle commutation to NJ Transit stations

Montclair area commuters now have a secure place to store bicycles at the Bay Street train station. Today, Montclair Township, in partnership with the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition (NJBWC), unveiled a new Bike Depot – the first of its kind in the state – to provide safe, secure, weather-protected storage for bikes, helmets and personal items.

“Montclair wants to expand access to our six commuter train stations by providing alternative transportation options and the new Bike Depot is an integral part of this,” said Montclair’s Mayor Robert Jackson. “Not only is it another step toward becoming a more sustainable community by helping reduce vehicle emissions and lowering our carbon footprint, it also encourages residents to adopt a more healthful lifestyle. We thank all our sponsors for their generous support for this endeavor.”

NJBWC Exewcutive Director Cyndi Steiner parks her bike in Montclair's new Bike Depot

NJBWC Executive Director Cyndi Steiner in Montclair's new Bike Depot

Montclair A to Z Disposal Guide PDF Print E-mail

Recyling IconDon’t Throw It All Away!

The Montclair office of Environmental Affairs continually looks for opportunities to save money for the municipality by reducing any waste of energy, fuels, or solid waste. This is not only an economically responsible policy, but also environmentally sustainable.

Second Time Around Shop PDF Print E-mail

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Second Time Around Shop

73 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042; (973) 744-2517

Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 The store is closed Sunday through Tuesday, and Friday.

About the program:

The Second Time Around Shop is a thrift store located in the basement of St. Luke’s Church. Donations of clothing for the whole family, jewelry, household items, novels, cookbooks, children’s books, baby equipment, toys, collectibles and other small items are gratefully accepted. They offer half price sales once a month, and twice yearly vintage sales and $5/bag sales, which attract new customers and increase profits.

The shop, staffed entirely by some 40+ volunteers, is one of the primary activities of the churchwomen (and a few men and youths) and aided by friends of St. Luke’s, staffing the shop and also sorting, pricing, pressing, mending and selling your donations to customers from Montclair and surrounding communities. Money raised goes to benefit local and international charities.

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