Sustainable Lawrence

If it Grows, It Goes – Upcoming Informational session

Mercer organice waste flier

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

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Here are some facts you can share

  • Food scraps are likely the single largest material by weight in our waste stream — approximately 20% of the total waste being sent to municipal landfills. By diverting this material to composting facilities, we can make a huge impact.
  • By recycling food waste, you will also be reducing greenhouse gas emissions. According to the National Resources Defense Council, food waste in landfills accounts for 25% of US methane emissions. Composting reduces these emissions significantly.
  • Your trash will become a resource that can improve soil quality and water retention and reduce the need for synthetic fertilizers.

Curbside Organics Recycling Program

curbside organics poster


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 to be placed on a list for further instructions.

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Living Local Expo 2014

Upcoming EXPO 2014

Living Local Expo 2014
Living Local Expo 2014

Living Local Expo 2014

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.

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