We all know that Montgomery is a special place to live, and that’s due, in large part, because there are so many people who care about our community. The Environmental Commission wants to recognize those local residents, students, businesses and organizations that are taking steps to protect our shared environment with the inaugural “Montgomery Environmental Awards”.
Tell us about the work of your neighbor who turned their yard into a backyard habitat, or a student who volunteers to shine a light on environmental issues, or a local business going above and beyond to incorporate sustainable practices into their operations.
The Township is seeking nominations by July 15 in the categories of: 1) Climate Change & Clean Air; 2) Water Resources; 3) Healthy Ecosystems & Habitats; 4) Landowner of the Year; and 5) Healthy & Sustainable Businesses. The nominee must be located within the Township, be active within the year prior to the nomination due date, and agree to share information on their project for future publicity. For a description of the categories and nomination process, see guidelines and details at the Environmental Awards webpage.
Nominations are due by 4:00PM on July 15, 2021 via email to LWasilauski@twp.montgomery.nj.us or via mail to: Montgomery Environmental Commission, 2261 Van Horne Road, Belle Mead NJ 08502. Awards will be made in the Fall.
RECYCLING AND DONATION EVENT JUNE 13, 2021
A delayed Earth Day recycling and donation event will focus on hard-to-recycle items on June 13 from 11AM to 2PM at Skillman Park at 100 Main Boulevard in Skillman.
MAP OF TRAFFIC FLOW FOR MATERIALS DROP-OFF IN SKILLMAN PARK
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Participants can drive-through and stop at the various “stations” to drop off the items they have for recycling or donation.
- Expired/unwanted medications (courtesy of the Somerset County Sheriff)
- Metal (courtesy of Klein Recycling)
- Paper shredding for sensitive documents (no newspapers, 3 ring binders or bulldog clips; paper clips and staples are ok)
- Printer cartridges (courtesy of Technician X)
All participants are asked to bring food and household items to donate to the Montgomery Food Pantry, which especially needs pasta, pasta sauce, fruit bars, granola bars, mayonnaise, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, and more.
For 2021, in order to celebrate Earth Day safely during times of precaution due to the pandemic, the Montgomery Township Environmental Commission hosted a drive-thru style event where residents picked up freebies including: LED lightbulbs (donated by IMPACT Youth Club), milkweed plants, and tree seedlings. This was on Sunday April 25, from 11:00AM to 1:00PM at Village Elementary School/Skillman Park (100 Main Boulevard, Skillman).
Members of Impact Youth Club delivering LED light bulbs they have donated for the use of the residents of Montgomery Township, to be distributed on Earth Day.