Winter 2014-2015 Newsletter & Holiday Schedule
Check out the Winter 2014-2015 Pipeline Newsletter from the North Bergen Municipal Utilities Authority which has important information, such as the announcement about the Poster winners and the Holiday Schedule.
-No garbage or recycling will be collected on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
-Regular Thursday garbage and recycling will be collected on Friday, December 26th and Friday, January 2nd
-Regular Friday garbage and recycling will be collected on Saturday, December 27th and Saturday, January 3rd
The North Bergen Municipal Utilities Authority wishes everyone a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!
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Local Kids Make 2014 Poster Contest a Huge Success!
Thousands of North Bergen school children participated in the third annual “Go Green - Save Green” Poster Contest sponsored by the Municipal Utilities Authority and the Board of Education.
The Grand Prize winner, Diane Concepcion, an eighth grader from Horace Mann School received an iPad. Diane’s art shows a girl holding a globe describing ways to recycle and Save the Earth. Her truly impressive work is now also displayed on the side of an NBMUA recycling truck that travels through town almost every day.
“We are so proud of Diane and all of the students, staff and teachers who made this possible,” said Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco. It’s great to see the MUA and our schools teaching kids the value of protecting our environment in a fun and creative way. When children start telling their parents about why recycling is important, everyone is a winner.”
Art teachers worked with students in the following four age-grouped categories, 1st to 3rd, 4th to 6th, 7th & 8th and 9 through 12 to create the artwork. In addition to the Grand Prize winner, three first place finishers each won a Kindle Fire, four second place winners won a $100 dollar gift card and four third place winners received a $50 gift card. Another 80 young artists earned an Honorable Mention, and received a gift card for Brick Oven Pizza. About 250 students and parents were treated to a Pizza and Cupcake Party at NB High School on December 1 where the awards were presented.
“The more we recycle the more resources the NBMUA receives in order to teach our students about the real world benefits of environmental stewardship,” said Mayor Sacco. “By using Tonnage Grants from the State of New Jersey, the NBMUA is able to continue to expand its educational outreach and produce this calendar at zero cost to taxpayers."
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North Bergen Awarded Sustainable NJ Designation
Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco is proud to announce that North Bergen has earned the prestigious Sustainable Jersey Certification from the State of New Jersey.
"I commend all the various township employees who helped make this a reality. Sustainability is an important and valuable goal that we all must take steps to achieve.” - Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco
Sustainable Jersey is a certification program for New Jersey municipalities that want to go green, save money and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term. The 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. The certification is a rigorous and meaningful designation. 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.
NBMUA receives award at Luncheon
North Bergen Recycling Initiative
We all know that recycling has a lot of benefits: it helps protect the environment by taking trash out of landfills and reusing paper, plastic, electronics and more. Recycling encourages people to not litter and keeps North Bergen looking clean. But there’s another huge reason to recycle that you might not know about -- It saves real money and can help lower taxes!
When North Bergen disposes of trash it has to pay dumping fees in order to use landfills and similar facilities. However, when residents recycle the MUA receivesmoney back from private recycling companies. For example, if North Bergen residents were to increase the amount of recycling by just 10%, the MUA would save over half a million dollars! Thus, if more people in North Bergen recycle it will lead directly to the MUA spending less money on dumping and disposal and needing less funding from the township. It all means a lower property tax bill, saving you real money! All we need to do to make it happen is recycle.