Responsibilities

The duties of the Environmental Advisory Committee shall be to:

  1. Propose reasonable regulations in consultation with the Township Administrator and the Township Recycling Coordinator and subject to the approval of the Township Committee for the administration and establishment of procedures for the collection of designated recyclable material as contemplated by Chapter 235, Solid Waste, Article IV, and to designate added recyclable material to be source-separated and recycled.
  2. Inquire about and research markets for the sale of designated recyclable material by the township.
  3. Independently inspect and monitor recycling activities within and by the township and advise the Township Recycling Coordinator of its observations.
  4. If needed, locate property suitable for the storage of designated recyclable material by the township.
  5. Act as a source for information regarding and for implementation of Chapter 235, Solid Waste, Article IV, and all other environmental issues which may be of interest to the township.
  6. Coordinate all activities in the annual commemoration of Earth Day.
  7. Develop necessary educational programs.
  8. Respond to requests from the Township Committee for advisory support on environmental issues, including but not limited to clean air, clean water and protection against health threatening contaminants
  9. At the direction of the Township Committee, respond to requests for information on environmental issues from the community.
  10. At the direction of the Township Committee, interface with the Township Health Officer and other relevant committees of the township on proposed environmental related ordinances.
  11. Monitor and research local, county, state and federal regulations pertinent to the township's suburban/urban environmental setting, and at the direction of the Township Committee, provide such information to interested parties.
  12. At the direction of the Township Committee, research and prepare written responses (white papers, editorials, letters to political representatives, etc.) on behalf of the township to pertinent proposed environmental, solid waste and recycling regulations (local, county, state and federal) potentially affecting the community.
  13. Maintain a database of volunteers experienced in various environmental, solid waste and recycling areas of expertise willing to support issues that arise before the Township Committee.