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Environmental Advisory Committee
  • 7:30 pm
  • Fourth Wednesday of each month
  • Maplewood Memorial Library
    51 Baker St.
    Maplewood, NJ 07040


 Board Member

Robert McCoy, Chair
Richard Wener
Jonathan Poor
Emily Roberts
Al Kuehn
Eric Shorter
Clare Payton
Kirk Sohr
Sheila Baker Gujral
Robert Roe, Health Officer
Calvin Bell, Public Works
Greg Lembrich, Township Committee Liaison

View the responsibilities and duties of the Environmental Advisory Committee.


The Township Committee held a community meeting on October 24 to discuss a proposal for a new garbage collection system, which is expected to save residents money and improve our sustainability by encouraging people to throw away less.
Under the proposed system all garbage and trash from single family homes and residential buildings with up to four units would be collected by a hauler contracted by the Township. The collection contract would be funded by a garbage collection fee billed by the town. Residents would be required to place all trash and garbage in specially marked bags or to attach stickers to each of the bags they throw away.
The bags or stickers would be purchased at stores throughout Maplewood, at Town Hall, or directly from the hauler. The price of the bags or stickers would cover the cost to tip the garbage at the Essex County Incinerator and would provide an incentive to reduce the amount that people throw away. If you throw less away, you need fewer bags/stickers, and you therefore pay less.

If adopted, this system is expected to save Township residents between $450,000 and $900,000 per year. To find out more, please have a look at the proposal and frequently asked questions (see below). And please let us know what you think by taking our online survey (see below).

Revised Proposal for Township-wide Residential Garbage Collection System

Pay-as-you-throw Garbage Collection System Presentation 10-24-11

Pay-as-you throw Fact Sheet

The Township Committee wants to hear your thoughts regarding the proposed garbage collection system. Please take a few minutes to complete our brief survey.

Maplewood Garbage Proposal FAQ 2011

VIDEO - Garbage Collection Meeting 10-24-11 

Maplewood is Green Website

Greenways Revive Neglected Stream Corridor

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Maplewood Township, NJ 07040
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