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IMAGE NY/NJ Baykeeper Launches First Microplastic Research Initiative with NY/NJ Harbor and Releases Plastic-Free Product Guide
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
PHOTO: Manta trawl net collecting floatables in the NY Harbor off the coast of Jersey City, NJ. KEYPORT, NJ - NY/NJ Baykeeper along with partners and collaborators from Monmouth University's Urban Coast Institute, The Five Gyres Institute,... Read More...
IMAGE Covenant House Event on April 13 in Rumson
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
RUMSON, NJ - Shining stars from seven high schools around Monmouth County will perform show - stopping tunes alongside Broadway Stars Richard Todd Adams, (Phantom, Les Miserables), David Elder (Curtains, 42nd Street) and Darius Kaleb (Motown) to... Read More...
IMAGE Enjoy Spring in a County Park
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
LINCROFT, NJ —  Dust off your golf clubs and grab your fishing poles, it’s time to head outside!  Spring is officially here and there’s no better place to enjoy its warm days than in the Monmouth County Park System.  With its... Read More...
IMAGE Lou Fligor is Announced as Candidate for Atlantic Highlands Mayor
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
PHOTO: Louis F. Fligor Republican Primary Candidate for Atlantic Highlands Mayor. Atlantic Highlands, NJ -  The Committee to Elect Lou Fligor to the office of Mayor of Atlantic Highlands is announcing his candidacy in the June 2nd... Read More...
IMAGE Armed Gunman Threat Met with Full Law Enforcement Response at Holmdel School
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Caller Report of Armed Intruder Prompted Countywide Response FREEHOLD, NJ - A full-scale response to a report of an armed intruder at the Village Elementary School in Holmdel today is now being investigated as an apparent hoax, announced Acting... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Hey, Indiana!
by Anne Mikolay
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
The average American doesn't know much about Indiana other than what we learned in grade school: Indianapolis is your capital, and you grow a lot of... Read More...
IMAGE Another Triumphal Procession
by Woody Zimmerman
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
As a change of pace for the Lenten Season, here’s a reprint of an earlier column-entry. Palm Sunday – occurring on March 29 this year – always... Read More...
IMAGE Making Homes for Fish Hawks
by Joe Reynolds
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Like an old fashioned barn raising, about 15 volunteers  with the Bayshore Regional Watershed Council came together on a clear but chilly Sunday... Read More...
IMAGE Of Food Trucks, Boardwalks, and New Development
by Dennis
Monday, 30 March 2015
Summer is just around the corner, and for those who live at the Jersey Shore, that means two things are guaranteed: the mass influx of tourists is... Read More...
IMAGE Clinton's Delusional Defense of Email
by Jack Archibald
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Last week, former Secretary of State and prospective Democrat President nominee Hillary Clinton channeled her inner H.L. Mencken.  By... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Wed Apr 01 @ 6:30PM -
Middletown Township Planning Board
Wed Apr 01 @ 8:00PM -
Highlands Mayor & Council Mtg
Thu Apr 02 @ 7:30PM -
Highlands Zoning Board Meeting
Fri Apr 03 @ 2:00PM - 07:00PM
Income Tax Help - Union Beach
Mon Apr 06 @ 8:00PM -
Middletown Township Committee Workshop

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County has announced its spring 2013 Backyard Composting schedule for Monmouth County residents.

After an informative 45-minute presentation you will know the how-to’s of reducing your yard and household waste and improving your soil. The advance registration sessions are as follows:

  • Sunday, April 14 at 10 a.m. – Deep Cut Gardens, 352 Red Hill Rd., Middletown
  • Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. – Ocean Township Library, 701 Deal Rd., Ocean

There is no charge to attend the workshops, but space is limited and advance registration is required. Register by calling 732-683-8686, ext. 6721 or by downloading the registration form from the recycling section of the County Reclamation Center’s webpages at www.visitmonmouth.com.

“Many residents want to do their part in preserving the environment, yet they struggle with how to reduce household waste,” said Monmouth County Freeholder Serena DiMaso. “The Backyard Composting program is helpful for those residents who are seeking guidance and provides not only direction, but also the opportunity to purchase a bin for composting that will be picked up at their property once it is full.”

Participants may also purchase an Earth Machine backyard composting bin at the session for $35. Payment must be by a check made payable to Monmouth County Grant Fund.  

If you already compost and would like to purchase an Earth Machine backyard compost bin, you may do so for $35 at one of the five towns that have partnered with the county to expand composting opportunities for residents.

  • Hazlet DPW – White Bldg., 39 Leocadia Ct., 732-787-3573, ext. 21
  • Spring Lake Heights DPW, 555 Atlantic Ave., 732-449-6983
  • Ocean Township, 240 Whalepond Rd., 732-531-5000, ext. 3364
  • Upper Freehold Municipal Building, 314 Rt. 539, 609-758-7715
  • Freehold Township DPWJackson Mills Road, 732-294-2161

  • You should call first for availability and hours for pickup. Payment must be by a $35 check made payable to the “Monmouth County Grant Fund.”