Mercer County municipalities join efforts to promote curbside organic program in panel discussion event. The event, titled “If it Grows, It Goes” will be hosted by Sustainable Jersey, sustainability organizations from Princeton, Lawrence, Hopewell, Ewing, West Windsor and The Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability, and it will take place at the Dempster Fire Academy Auditorium on October 28th.
The event aims to educate those who are interested in learning about organic waste recycling and community waste reduction programs. County Executive, Brian Hughes, will offer opening remarks. A panel of experts will explain what organic waste is, where it goes and what happens in the recycling process. Panelists will present local success stories and how you can bring this program to your town.
The Curbside Organics Program is already in place in Princeton and is currently under contract in Lawrence and Hopewell. Several other municipalities in Mercer are looking to join in the near future.
The event is Free and open to the public –
If it Grows, It Goes
October 28th 2014
7:00 pm, Doors open at 6:30 and refreshments will be served
Dempster Fire Training Academy, 350 Lawrence Station Road, Lawrence NJ 08648
Register at http://conta.cc/1xnGPja
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Lawrence Township will be offering voluntary Organic Waste Recycling in the near future. In order to kick start the program, the vendor must have three hundred participants to initiate the collection program. For more details regarding this program click on the attached link. To sign up, interested residents should contact the Public Works Department at (609) 587-1894 or by email at email@example.com to be placed on a list for further instructions.
Organized by Sustainable Lawrence in partnership with the green teams from Lawrence, Ewing, Hopewell, and the Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability, will feature hands-on workshops, displays from 60-plus local businesses and non-profits, and the “Ask your Neighbor” table where visitors can hear how homeowners and businesses completed successful energy-efficient projects. Speakers will discuss a variety of sustainability issues ranging from local farms, school gardening & projects, to the future of transportation and recycling in Mercer County, and more.