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Environmental Commission

Betsy Uhlman, Chair
(973) 593-3042 x3342

 The September meeting of the MEC will be held at 7:30 pm on September 11, not September 25.

Would you like to purchase a rain barrel or composter? $80 per rain barrel; $63 per composter. You can order one  by downloading the form on the righthand column until May 16. Pick up your order at Borough Hall at 7pm on May 19.

Madison residents are eligible for Home Performance with Energy Star! Please see the Energy Star page above for more details on how to get started in Madison.

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Preparing for Green Fair May 3, 2012

Click here if you would like to sign up for the Sustainable Madison emails.

The Environmental Commission, following on Green Forum suggestions, is forming Action Teams: Recycling, Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation and Green Grounds. Please let us know if you want to be part of a focused team.


Click here for information about saving money and conserving energy- become a Madison Electric Curtailment Volunteer (MECV)! 

The next MEC meeting is 7:30 pm, Thursday, Feb.28 in the Committee Room at the Borough Hall.

The Madison Environmental Commission is pleased to present the Environmental Resource Inventory.  Click here for a link to the document. There are also three appendices; an Environmental Checklist, Map Appendix Part 1 and Map Appendix Part 2.

The MEC tested the Madison Recreation Complex stormwater runoff on Oct. 19, 2012. The lab, Equity Environmental Engineering, interpreted the results as follows: "The stormwater samples were collected from turf fields runoff and analyzed for lead, zinc, and poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The results of the analysis did not identify concentrations of these compounds that exceeded the NJDEP criteria (Ground Water Quality Criteria and Surface Water Quality Criteria). All of the compounds were non-detect (ND) except Zinc.
Method Detection Limit (MDL) is the lowest concentration at which an analyte can be detected in a sample. Reporting Limit (RL) is the lowest concentration at which an analyte concentration can be reported with a reasonable degree of accuracy and precision. Bold MDL and RL values mean that they are greater than the NJDEP criteria. Where the MDL or RL was above the NJDEP criteria, the analytical results were non-detect and therefore, not of concern." Click here for the lab summary and here for the full report.

The MEC offered an e-cycling day with Venture Crew 77 on Black Friday, Nov. 23 from 10-3 at the Elks Lodge. Until the next event, PC Problems on Main Street will accept electronics for proper disposal during business hours without charge. Large TV's must be taken to the DPW Municipal Garage.


Click here to see the 1986 Buried Valley Aquifer Report.


Madison is now a Sustainable Jersey Certified Community! Click here to review the certification report!  And click here to read an article on the award certification.
The DPW offers free bags for leaf collection. The bags will be picked up with yard debris on Tuesdays or residents can bring them to the DPW facility on John St.
Click here to see the Honeywell redevelopment plans.

The Madison Environmental Commission (MEC) meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 7:30 pm in the Committee Room of the Hartley Dodge Memorial Building.

The Environmental Commission has the following duties:

    A. Study and make recommendations to the Mayor and Council in areas of conservation and environmental protection, which shall include but not be limited to pollution control of all types; waste disposal, including sewage, garbage and solid waste; open space preservation, with emphasis on outdoor recreation needs, aesthetic flora and fauna preservation and beautification; and water resources.

    B. Plan local conservation programs and inform the public about those programs.

    C. Prepare, print and distribute informational materials, such as books, maps, charts, plans and pamphlets which in its judgment it deems necessary for its purposes, within the limits of funds appropriated to the Commission.

    D. Keep an index of all open areas, publicly and privately owned, in order to obtain information on the proper use of such areas.

    E. Recommend, from time to time, to the Planning Board, plans and programs for inclusion in the Master Plan of the Borough of Madison for development and use of such areas.

    F. Operate conservation programs on lands donated or purchased for conservation purposes by the Borough of Madison.

    G. Do such other acts and things as are reasonably related to and assigned to carry out the purposes and objectives of the Commission.