News from the Bordentown
Township Environmental Commission
Post Halloween Pumpkin Drive
Bordentown Township's Post Halloween Pumpkin Drive took place from November 3 through November 7 – collecting pumpkins for composting at local farms. Pumpkins thrown in landfills after the holiday season become buried and do not decompose. Thank you to the Bordentown Township and City residents who participated in the Pumpkin Drive and gave their pumpkins a second life at a local farm!
Roger Plew, Chairman of Bordentown Township Environmental Commission, is pictured here with over 100 pumpkins collected – estimated to weigh a little over a half-ton (1,000 pounds).
TerraCycle’s Zero-Waste program
Bordentown Township’s Environmental Commission is participating in TerraCycle’s Zero-Waste program – collecting non-recyclable oral care products and snack wrappers to reduce waste. Finish up your Halloween candy? Save your wrappers and click here to learn more on how to participate.
Spotted Lanternfly Discussion
Bordentown Township and Chesterfield Environmental Commissions hosted George Hamilton, Ph.D., Chair of Rutgers Entomology Department for an enlightening talk about the Spotted Lanternfly. Dr. Hamilton covered topics on their life cycle, removing eggs, controlling adults, plants they feed on, environmental changes we should make, and why they are an issue. Watch the full discussion.