News in brief: Hazardous waste collection day

The Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be May 4, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Essex County Fleet Maintenance Facility at 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove.Materials being collected...

Montclair hair salon tries out green recycling methods

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsUpstairs at Bangz Salon on South Fullerton Avenue, you’ll find three large cardboard boxes filled with trash awaiting shipping. One contains a large bag of hair sweepings from the salon floor. Another...

Deer cull results in large numbers

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsThis year’s Essex County deer culling program resulted in high numbers with 99 identified at Hilltop Reservation and 101 at South Mountain Reservation.The program was held over 12 days, between Jan....

Community news brief: County announces Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program

 For more than 10 years, the Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program has trained adult volunteers in current environmental issues affecting New Jersey so they can help solve environmental problems in their communities. Each week, participants...

Acting Locally conference draws a crowd in Montclair

By ROBIN WOODS For Montclair LocalLocals interested in finding out more about local food sustainable communities, renewable energy and clean air and water found answers to many of their questions this past Saturday, Jan. 19,...

Photos: Acting Locally Environmental and Activist Conference

The Northeast Earth Coalition's Fourth Annual Acting Locally for a More Sustainable World Conference, attracts about 100 attendees in the Madonna Hall of Immaculate Conception RC Church, Saturday, Jan. 19.

Culture in brief: Environmental summit in Montclair

On Saturday January 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m, the Northeast Earth Coalition presents the fourth "Acting Locally for a More Sustainable World Conference." 
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Cleaner energy in 2019? Energy aggregation puts off going to bid

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsThe government energy aggregation Montclair joined over the summer, part of an effort to seek cleaner energy at lower rates, will probably not get that energy until next year.Montclair teamed up...
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Need a recharge? Township leading area in number of car charging spots

By Wilma Hurwitz for Montclair LocalThere’s a revolution in transportation happening right in front of our eyes – new plug-in cars that spew out no air pollution, reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly, cost less for...
Ditch the bag

Montclair readies for statewide plastic bag ban

Although legislation that would ban plastic bags throughout the state picked up momentum last week, Montclair is still pushing its businesses to act now in the reduction of single-use plastics.