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Help Protect the Environment by Recycling Your Used Tires

Public Works - 10/19/2018 2:53:00 PM

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO BRING OLD TIRES TO ESSEX COUNTY USED TIRE RECYCLING DAY

Cedar Grove, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Department of Public invite Essex County residents to bring used and unwanted tires to the Essex County Used Tire Recycling Day. It will be held as follows:

Date:           Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time:          9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Place:          Essex County Public Works Department
                    99 West Bradford Avenue
                    Cedar Grove, NJ


“We are always looking for new and innovative ways to protect our environment and reduce our waste stream. Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and Computer & Electronics Recycling Day, turning in old tires is another great way to remove hazardous materials from our waste stream and have them disposed properly and safely,” DiVincenzo said. “Not only are old tires a nuisance, but they pose a serious health hazard. Rain water can collect in tires that are left outside. This can become an ideal environment for mosquitoes to breed and creates a serious public health and quality of life problem,” said the County Executive.

During the Essex County Used Tire Recycling Day, rubber tires with or without metal rims will be accepted. Rims will not be returned to residents; they will be recycled. The collected tires will be delivered to a State-licensed transfer waste facility, which will recycle the tires into new uses.

The Essex County Used Tire Recycling Day is for Essex County residents only. Residents are not charged when they bring materials, but they must provide proof of residency at the site. Commercial businesses may not drop off materials. For more information, please call the Essex County Department of Public Works at 973-226-8500, Ext. 2580.

Essex Fells Emergency Notification Platforms

AAA - 10/18/2018 4:33:14 PM

This is a reminder that Essex Fells Borough delivers public safety alerts through CodeRED, our Reverse 9-1-1 system and NIXLE, our traffic and road status notification platform.

Our reverse 9-1-1 alerts are intended for residents.  The system will be used to notify residents of incidents which will impact their public safety or wellbeing.

Our NIXLE alerts are intended for residents and visitors who wish to be notified when an emergency, public event or construction will affect travel on our roads.

You can sign up for notifications online using the links at the bottom right of our website or by following these links;
CodeRED - https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF0E0A52393E
NIXLE - http://www.nixle.com/

Both systems also offer apps, which are free to download on the App Store and Google Play.  The apps will allow Essex Fells residents and visitors to receive free emergency, missing person and community alerts via push notifications directly to their iPhone and Android devices. If you have the app downloaded and are in an affected area of the alert, a notification will be sent through the app to alert you of the issue.

Residents who have already enrolled for the CodeRED system will continue to receive voice calls, text messages and emails. However, the app is designed to keep users safe and informed while on the go. If an Essex Fells resident is traveling to another state that also uses the CodeRED system; they will receive any community or emergency alerts from that specific area while there. It’s just one additional means to stay safe when you’re away from home. 

2018 Essex County Fall Events

AAA - 10/18/2018 12:21:22 PM

Essex County is a wonderful place to celebrate Halloween.

Join us this month and enjoy our festive events, including Gardens Aglow in Upper Montclair, our three Strut Your Mutt events in our dog parks and safe trick or treating at Howl-O-Ween at Turtle Back Zoo.

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.  Essex County Executive

“Strut Your Mutt” Canine Halloween Parade

AAA - 10/5/2018 10:33:03 AM

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites Essex County dog owners to display their creativity and participate in Strut Your Mutt, Essex County’s Annual Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest. This year, three parades have been scheduled for the weekend of October 20, 2018, with the newly-opened Essex County Hilltop Dog Park hosting its first event on October 21, 2018. Participation is free. The costume parades and contests will be held as follows:

Registration for Youth Basketball 2018 Begins

Recreation Dept. - 10/1/2018 11:42:30 AM

The 2018 Youth Basketball Application for boys and girls in grades 3 through 8 is now available. This is for Essex Fells Residents ONLY.

Anticipated practices may begin the week of November 26, 2018. All planned times subject to change based on gym availability/coach’s schedules.

Cost- $125 each (All Fees Non-Refundable) - Registration deadline is November 2, 2018. Applications received after this date are subject to a $30 late fee per family. No applications will be processed after this date. Applications are placed on a waiting list for possible placement, with no guarantee that the applicant will be assigned to a level.

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