North Haledon’s all-volunteer Green Team welcomes you to its Sustainable Jersey certified community programs, offering residents and the greater community educational opportunities throughout the year to sustain a healthy community.
The team launches 2020 with its Winter Seed Swap on Monday February 24th 7 PM-8 PM at the North Haledon Library (129 Overlook Ave) where most Green Team indoor programs are held. Community members can receive or share seeds for Spring planting and sign-up for the Community Garden which opens in April. Composting is also on the agenda and the Green Team is continuing its Compost at Home program for residents who can receive program credit for their participation on the 24th and throughout the seasons!
This year the Green Team will be focusing on being recertified through Sustainable Jersey, a free and completely voluntary program that offers our community a prestigious designation among municipal governments in New Jersey. And the team will be implementing two rain gardens this Spring as part of its Green Infrastructure projects. We welcome volunteers for our community-based projects.
The Green Team meets the 3rd Thursday of each month, 7pm at the North Haledon Library. The Green Team’s project focused agendas are available here on the Borough’s committee website.
Stay connected to learn more about this and other Green Team initiatives by following us on facebook @NorthHaledonGreenTeam
About Sustainable Jersey- is a nonprofit organization that provides tools, training and financial incentives to support communities as they pursue sustainability programs.Sustainable Jersey certification is a prestigious designation for municipal governments in New Jersey. Municipalities that achieve the certification are considered by their peers, by state government and by the experts and civic organizations in New Jersey, to be among the leading municipalities. All actions taken by municipalities to score points toward certification must be accompanied by documentary evidence and is reviewed. The certification is free and completely voluntary. http://www.sustainablejersey.com
The North Haledon Community Garden is Organic! Each plot in the community garden is 42” wide x 8’ long. Each box is filled with soil and mulch from North Haledon’s composted leaves. You can add more soil and other soil nutrients as long as they are organic. Please reach out to the Green Team Garden Leads or find us on Facebook if you are not sure what is organic. There are gardening tools available at the community garden for all plot owners. Additionally, the North Haledon Green Team sponsors workshops for all garden and community members throughout the year. Think Spring! There are plots available for the 2020 Growing Season! Please see information about the Community Garden in our Membership Agreement here: Click here for an application and to renew by completing the last two pages of the agreement.
Compost At Home The North Haledon Green Team is seeking residents interested in learning how to compost food waste in their backyard to turn their waste into soil. With thanks to Sustainable Jersey for funding to initiate our Compost At Home Program and in continued partnership with the Borough, residents can obtain the tools needed to do start composting including:a Compost Bin and a How-to-book.
Attend one of the Green Team events to earn credit toward your compost supplies and learn more about composting! See application here.
Community Paper Shred- Identify theft is on the rise in the U.S. and sometimes people are hesitant to recycle sensitive information. In order to better serve the community and reduce the volume of paper products that wind up in landfills, Shred Events have been scheduled for May 9th, 2020 *canceled due to COVID19** and October 10th, 2020 from 9:00 am to 11:00 at the North Haledon Recycling Center.
Grass- Cut it Leave it – The North Haledon Green Team is urging residents to "Cut it Leave it." Click here for information from NJDEP on the benefits and how to successfully "cut it and leave it."
Prescription Drug Drop Off Box The Borough of North Haledon has a permanent drug drop box in their police department headquarters lobby for citizens to safely dispose of expires, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
The box has been purchased delivered and permanently installed at the North Haledon Police Headquarters and is open to the public. This new special drop off box will provide a safe and secure location in North Haledon Police Headquarters to get rid of unwanted medications on permanent 24-hour a day basis.
Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are increasing at alarming rates, especially for teenagers who report they can easily obtain prescription pills from medicine cabinets in their own and other people’s homes. Unused and out-of-date medicines are a danger to society and can be the subject of theft and misuse. In addition, flushing medications down the sink or toilet can cause contamination of our water supply.
This drop-off program is open to anyone free of charge and we encourage the community to please feel free to bring any unwanted prescription drugs to The North Haledon Police Headquarters so we can legally and safely dispose of them. See here for other dropbox locations across the state: https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop/Pages/Locations.aspx
Accepted in Drop Box
Anti-Idling Residents can save money on fuel costs for their vehicles as well as improve the air quality around the Borough by shutting their cars off. The Borough’s anti-idling policy is enforced; the Borough has posted signs around town to remind residents about completely shutting off their cars when they are parking at a location or stopping to go into a store.
Green Team Members
- Mayor Randy George
- Jerry Flach
- Maree Padula
- Janet Rekesius
- Jane Egan
October 10th - Shred Event at NH Recycling Center from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.