Go Green Westville!

Welcome to The Westville Environmental Commission’s blog!

The Environmental Commission of the Borough of Westville, Gloucester County, New Jersey, promotes conservation and development of the Borough’s natural resources, study and provides educational leadership in all areas of environmental concern, instill community pride by creating awareness, understanding and appreciation of the environment through education and participation, and make recommendations to the various governing bodies.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Going "Green" normally means expending extra time and energy but it can also be entertaining and educational. Join the Westville Environmental Commission on Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 10 am to 2 pm at Westville's Fall Festival. Include a stop at our display on Broadway when you peruse the crafters' tables and ogle antique cars.

Our table will offer native plants and gardening tips such as using cider vinegar to kill weeds and the latest recycling / composting information from GCIA. Rain barrels and water conservation options will be available and Krista Tinney, Director of Strategic Planning of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, has an excellent display on boating safety and water quality.

Cindy Pierson, "The Turtle Lady", with her giant African turtles and smaller friends will augment the children's obstacle course, hay rides and pumpkin painting. Activity books, crayons, pencils, rulers and stickers are available at our table with ideas for fun nature crafts.

Sign up for Westville's Make A Difference Day Cleanup on Saturday, October 22nd and consider joining the Environmental Commission. We need volunteers of all age groups. Voting members must be Westville residents but Associate Members may assist with specific projects. Applications will be available at our table or Borough Hall. Become involved! Make a difference!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

E-Waste Recycling

The state of New Jersey implemented a ban on the disposal of e-waste.
Effective in the beginning of 2011, computers, laptops, monitors, and televisions cannot be disposed in the trash.

What does this mean for residents of Westville?
It is no longer legal to throw away the following items into the solid waste stream (i.e. regular trash.)

Public Works will pick up these items curbside on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.

Public Works then sends the items away for recycling.

Or, residents can take items to a recycling center. Both Goodwill and Best Buy accept e-waste recycling.

This ban has been implemented due to the high amounts of lead, mercury, and other toxins in these items. This is an effort to keep these toxins out of the land fills and from leaching into the waterways.

For more information, please visit the State Of New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection.

To view the “Electronics Waste Management Act” please go to this link: