Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm

(201) 664-1849

OT Environmental Commission Photo Contest 2022

Is a photo worth a thousand words?
We think so!

The theme of the 2022 Earth Day
Photo Contest was to emphasize our environment:  air, water, land, wildlife, ecosystems, etc.  Thank you to all the Charles DeWolf 5th - 8th grade
students for caring about your environment and for participating in
this photo contest.

Congratulations to our winners!

1st Place - Bonnabel Park

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2nd Place - Village at Old Tappan

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3rd Place - Stone Point Park

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Honorable Mention - Stone Point Park

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Meeting Schedule

Please join us at our monthly meeting held on the third Tuesday of each month, in person at the Borough Hall at 7:30pm.  Any and all contributions of ideas and proposals are greatly appreciated.
Please wait until the meeting is open to public comment before speaking.

Commission Members

The commission is made up of seven Old Tappan residents appointed by the Mayor with terms varying from one to three years in length.

2022 Commission members:

David Keil - Chairman
Melanie Rie - Vice Chairperson
Bill Howe
Gary Mascolo
Larry Weil
Gene Kosmark - Alt 1
Ryan Weaver - Alt 2

Jennifer Kero - Recording Sec
Bill Boyce - Council Liaison

Community Garden
Community Garden New Applicant: click here
Community Garden Renewal App: click here
Community Garden Hold Harmless: click here
Community Garden Rules and Regulations: click here
For more information, please contact either David Keil or Larry Weil.

Professional Organizations

ANJEC
PO Box 157
Mendham, NJ 07945
PHONE: 201-539-7547
FAX: 201-539-7713

Environmental Commission Information

Our Vision

The Environmental Commission is dedicated to the preservation, conservation, protection, and appearance of our local environment including open space, wetlands, water resources, air, soil, landscape, flora, and fauna. Air and noise pollution, solid waste management, and recycling are all areas for which the Environmental Commission is responsible. Through increased awareness and educational programs to our ordinances, we hope to fulfill our vision of a safe, healthy, and beautiful Old Tappan.

Our members volunteer their time to help make Old Tappan a more environmentally sound and aesthetically pleasing place in which to live.  Since all residents are the eyes and ears of the community, please alert us to any environmental problems or concerns which fall within the realm of the OTEC.

Contact Information

In addition to attending the meetings, you may contact the Environmental Commission by emailing them at [email protected] or please feel free to call Borough Hall at 201-664-1849 and leave a message.

Recycling

The Bergen County Utilities Authority (BCUA) hosts a variety of events that include household hazardous waste collections, tire, and computer/electronic recycling events.

For information about the location and dates of these upcoming recycling events, see the Bergen County Utilities Authority Calendar.

Most consumers are unaware that computers and electronic equipment contain toxic materials and heavy metals, which could create an unsafe environment if, according to the Bergen County Utility Authority Chairman, "their landfilled were incinerated." Therefore, it is important that computers and electronic equipment be disposed of properly. The BCUA offers a drop-off site in Little Ferry, NJ by appointment only Monday thru Friday, 8 am to 12 noon. Further information is available through their hotline at 201-807-8683.

Old cellular phones can be donated through:

Cell Phones for Soldiers collects used cell phones and accessories. Donations are sold to a business that recycles this type of equipment. The money raised is used to purchase calling cards for deployed military troops and their families. If you have a phone that you'd like to donate, visit the organization's website and browse the online drop off point directory to find a place to make your donation. The organization's website also provides information on how you can set up an official donation collection station if you are interested in getting involved on a large scale. You also have the option of mailing your cell phone directly to them using either self-paid or pre-paid postage.

Earth Fair

Old Tappan participates in the annual Northern Valley Earth Fair held each April during Earth Week. In an effort to abide by recommendations regarding COVID-19 from health authorities, and in consideration for the fair planners, participants & visitors, the Planning Committee of the Northern Valley Earth Fair cancelled the 2020 and 2021 events.  However, the next fair is expected to be on April 30, 2022. Please visit their website at www.nv-earth-fair.org for more information. 

Please attend and see what our towns are doing to promote a sustainable lifestyle in the Northern Valley! Vendors, Food, Music, Workshops, Family-friendly Activities, and Fun!